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Post Reply We’re losing a whole generation of young men to video games
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It's true
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i'll put it plainly too then. Click on the guy's name to see all the articles he created

http://nypost.com/author/kyle-smith/
https://twitter.com/rkylesmith


He compared gamers to heroin addicts? It's clearly a biased article from a beta male/cuck

I'm looking forward to another article by this guy in the future

"We’re losing a whole generation of young men to anime"






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yeah they need to start cracking up some cold ones with the boys
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AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:


dulun18 wrote:

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i'll put it plainly too then. Click on the guy's name to see all the articles he created

http://nypost.com/author/kyle-smith/
https://twitter.com/rkylesmith


He compared gamers to heroin addicts? It's clearly a biased article from a beta male/cuck

I'm looking forward to another article by this guy in the future

"We’re losing a whole generation of young men to anime"









1. Okay, yeah, I'll give you that, but even crazy people can have some good ideas.

2. While I agree comparing gaming addicts to heroin addicts is a bit extreme, what do you mean by "biased"? Everyone's "biased." What matters is if they're right.

Despite my previous posts on this thread, I don't fully agree with Kyle Smith on this topic (or any topic, for that matter), but entirely dismissing it is pretty ignorant. The truth, as is often the case, lies somewhere in the middle.
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Life/game, which is to say which is which. If you carry around a VR headset does not make you a gamer even though you are walking around playing basketball? Does iphone make you a gamer? Technology blends in, and what you play 50 years ago, shooting bottles, just take a different form today. People associate gamers with the less social people, but these days everyone is playing game like Pokemon.
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"Not gonna comment on the removed part because that's an issue with media and demographics in media rather than with video games specifically."
Care to dive deeper than this? Us 30 to 20-somethings are the spoken persons for video games (even if you do not trust the current media on their take on them)

While I agree with your assessment towards women now working to be independent in the work force of the Pacific coast. THIS does not change that fact that within the rest of the country is within your agreement.

Also "quotation marks" are not parenthesis marks.: " " is the example, and this KILLS me for pointing it out.

Ignoring that grammar mistake.....I would say that highest educated people will continue to have children at a lower rate, than those who are not educated will continue to lower exceptions of each high school within the US.
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Slade_Wilson wrote:

"Not gonna comment on the removed part because that's an issue with media and demographics in media rather than with video games specifically."
Care to dive deeper than this? Us 30 to 20-somethings are the spoken persons for video games (even if you do not trust the current media on their take on them)

While I agree with your assessment towards women now working to be independent in the work force of the Pacific coast. THIS does not change that fact that within the rest of the country is within your agreement.

Also "quotation marks" are not parenthesis marks.: " " is the example, and this KILLS me for pointing it out.

Ignoring that grammar mistake.....I would say that highest educated people will continue to have children at a lower rate, than those who are not educated will continue to lower exceptions of each high school within the US.


The thing I decided not to comment on was your comment about how the media (and others who have grown up with negative media and social messaging their whole lives) pushes negative social norms in video games. While that is true, it's not just video games. This has been going on ever since the FCC let advertisers basically do whatever they want. I didn't comment on it because it was a more general topic that fell out of the scope of the discussion.

It's not just women on the west. I would believe it if you said that women partially or fully supporting families are more prevalent on the coasts, but norms are changing, albeit slowly, throughout the whole country.
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If people didnt play video games. How many people would lose jobs paying at least 90k a year.

politics baby. Free to play micro transaction. And ur a millionaire daddy
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1. Okay, yeah, I'll give you that, but even crazy people can have some good ideas.

2. While I agree comparing gaming addicts to heroin addicts is a bit extreme, what do you mean by "biased"? Everyone's "biased." What matters is if they're right.

Despite my previous posts on this thread, I don't fully agree with Kyle Smith on this topic (or any topic, for that matter), but entirely dismissing it is pretty ignorant. The truth, as is often the case, lies somewhere in the middle.





1- thus extremism was born

2- I'm sure you can find unbiased opinions, it's rare now a day but there are unbiased opinions. I provided a biased comment to a biased article/blogger.

"entirely dismissing it is pretty ignorant" -- like how you must dismissed my biased comment ?

there are similar articles that he/she can write-- and I'm sure "The truth, as is often the case, lies somewhere in the middle."

We’re losing a whole generation of young men to anime

We're losing a whole generation of millennial to social media


or whatever people are doing for hobby now a day


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"Sure, that's also true of golf -- but rarely do you hear that someone has quit his job and is living in his Mom's basement obsessing over putting."
Ah, I can debate that, I've known people, young people, who fit that exact description.
As far as retreating is concerned, I spend hours working on drawings and 3D models at the end of the work day, typically spending less than 2-4 hours afterwards, which is divided between anime, games and books; on the weekend that time stretches to 4-6, depending on how tired I am when I get started. There are anime series, games and books that I haven't finished since I started them over 6 years ago, which I still occasionally go back to; in fact I am often too tired to spend time on what I enjoy doing most, so it kind of annoys me when I see some random guy ranting about a single simulator game he played over 2 decades ago. Before going off and writing an article complaining about what he presumes other people are doing with their free time, perhaps he should evaluate himself first, how much time did he waste writing that article?
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I have to disagree with this. I believe that it is not games, but technology in general. Back then when we were not so high tech, it was the men that did most of the hard labor. But now that almost everything is automated, we women are able to do things only meant for men to do before. We women have begun creeping into the territory of men and it's displacing some men into doing less manly jobs, or none at all. Over all, men are in the position they're in today, because society pushed them there. It's not like some of them just said 'we want to be useless and play games'. It's because they're finding it hard to look for their place in this changing society which is increasingly favoring women (so yeah, not the topic but, this also means i don't believe we women are "oppressed").
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...I think the author needs a hobby.


I mean, you kinda did vanish from the earth for about a week or two when FF15 dropped.


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Well the world is becomming an utter shit hole, why would I want to go out and socialize with people I don't like when I can sit indoors, crack open a can of drink and spend the whole weekend playing the games I enjoy?


Bingo.

I find it hilarious that one of the big reasons to "be productive" is that you'll get to be some worker drone at some company and you get a gold digger of your very own.

From the article:

Maybe they’ll turn down work and pick up the gaming remote. Maybe they’ll drift toward their 40s without ever really launching.
Women usually don’t go for men who are less successful than they are, so gaming is going to cause a surge in dissatisfaction among members of both sexes.


Think of the gold diggers, guys. Don't be selfish, go get a job so women who are more poor than you can pursue you for your amazing personality.

I'm surprised the author is serious.
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The article cites another NYTimes article by a different writer covering a study on the unemployment rate of young men and how young men spend their leisure time. Assuming correlation equals correlation sounds totally legit~
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Magical-Soul wrote:

Think of the gold diggers, guys. Don't be selfish, go get a job so women who are more poor than you can pursue you for your amazing personality.


How are the guys being selfish? It's up to them if they want to sit around and play video games, or spend the money on themselves. The guys might have bad experience with women, or they aren't interested in a relationship. Not to mention relationships can be expensive, and to top it off, they might like a single life, and they like it that way. I don't see the problem with the whole thing.
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Magical-Soul wrote:

Think of the gold diggers, guys. Don't be selfish, go get a job so women who are more poor than you can pursue you for your amazing personality.


How are the guys being selfish? It's up to them if they want to sit around and play video games, or spend the money on themselves. The guys might have bad experience with women, or they aren't interested in a relationship. Not to mention relationships can be expensive, and to top it off, they might like a single life, and they like it that way. I don't see the problem with the whole thing.


Hun, I was being sarcastic. I despise gold diggers(in my eyes, most women imo).
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