Video Game Addiction/Obsession

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by guy209, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Funkypunky

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    Stop exaggerating there may be some annoying youtubers and streamers of fortnite but the game is fun especialy with friends .
     
  2. leo da king

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    You forgot the 'in your opinion' part.
    Fortnite and PUBG are both not fun and useless in my opinion. All everyone (except my family thankfully) talk about is fortnite during lunchtime and it's annoying when you don't like it.
     
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  3. Funkypunky

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    The game is fun whether you like or not thats why it gained millions of players the last 3 months and you're 14 of course your friends and your entourage will be talking about video games and whatever kids talk about this days so you gotta endure them or join them .
     
  4. leo da king

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    Fun implies that you are enjoying it. To enjoy sonesomet you must like it. So your statement is inaccurate because if I don't like it then it's not fun to me.

    Also I'm never joining them so I am not friends with people that constantly talk about fortnite anymore.
     
  5. NightReaper775

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    "Fun" is a subjective and even then a troublesome concept. I can have fun playing Fortnite, League of Legends, ArmA, etc. but at the same time, the whole experience is nothing less than boring, stressful. After a few hours, the whole gaming experience turns out as a routine, a way to pass the time, to compete and socialize, an excuse really. And in all these regards, it falls short: it is not the best way to socialize (in fact, it can be pretty terrible at engaging socially and having a nice relationship with others), it is not the best way to learn a skill or develop oneself (even going for a walk has more benefits than starring at a screen for hours and hours), it is not the best way to pass the time (a book, a good movie, etc. makes you question things and feel relaxed. Gaming, on the contrary, keeps you "pumped up" and alert, without rationalizing too much). A routine, like cooking or studying, can be as enjoyable and make your day feel complete or worth it (gaming most of the time ends up feeling like a waste of time and a compulsion more than any discipline or improvement).
     
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  6. leo da king

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    Fun according to my Collins dictionary is enjoyment, amusement and pleasure. Amusement is the opposite of boredom so I don't know where you're getting your ideas from.
     
  7. Gaming is a complete waste of time unless you are the top in esports (even then its terrible) or a twitch/youtube personality or make money off it somehow.
     
  8. NightReaper775

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    Maybe I didn't express myself clearly. I was saying that even though games can be fun at moments, as a whole the experience of gaming is not (as) pleasurable at all. It involves a lot of stress, competition, alienation, etc. which in the end does not leave you better than you begin, but worse, tired, anxious, etc. This is not the end of relaxation and "having fun" in the slightest. You end up being consumed by the game in place of you consuming the game for your development. There are exceptions, but these are usually within a certain part of a game (like learning about History) or on a little selection of games.

    When you spend the whole day grinding in a game or finishing a mission, it is like you have been working for hours: your vision is tired, you are disoriented, detached from your surroundings and your friends or family, you even end up procrastinating the things you said you were going to do after gaming because you (or your body) realized it was not relaxing.

    As @AutumnBreeze said: unless you make a living out of this I would not advise it (and then it is still terrible and stressful and, in my opinion, not worth it).
     
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  9. In the end its only your opinion, your argument can be aplied for movies too, even for books.Movies make you question things and games not ? Play some quality storydriven game than talk.
     
  10. i guess watching shitty japanese anime serials is not waste of time in your books right ?
     
  11. NightReaper775

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    Well, "truth" it's always our opinion or reconstruction of reality, quotes, experiences, etc. that best fits our world of ideas.

    Yes, my argument can be applied for books and movies, I think I also said that before, and I also said some games can be paired up with books or movies in quality, but that, in the end, the experience is not the same. Especially in comparing gaming and books. Movies are quite a problem most of the times too. I have played story-driven games before and I liked them a lot, but that doesn't make them perfect or risk-free, in fact, they are the most problematic because they trap you for days and more times than not they never teach you anything outside of the game-world, make you feel relaxed or help you in your daily life interactions (in other words, the whole experience is futile). Reading a book requires you to at least step out from technology, most of the time (I recommend a Kindle or a paper book) and this helps you a lot, believe it or not.
     
  12. Funny thing all people wich i saw read books are alone in library or cafe antisocials without freinds, i dont say books are bad, dont get me wrong, just fun fact. Never teach me anything you say, i have counterargument, Assassins creed or Kingdome Come teach me more than about history than school. But i guess this debate is pointless we both have our own worlds.
     
  13. leo da king

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    Who said anything about Japanese things?
     
  14. His avatar.
     
  15. leo da king

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    There are many people who read books that are social. You just haven't met them yet :)
     
  16. leo da king

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    He might have not even put that avatar. I'm not a lion lover nor do I even know much from lions therefore you can't infer that he watches anime from his profile picture alone.
     
  17. you're his bodyguard?
     
  18. leo da king

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    I use logic.
     
  19. You have lion avatar without reason and than you talked about logic ok
     
  20. NightReaper775

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    Well, in my defense my avatar is not anime but CGI (I think) about some Sci-Fi scenario, pretty random really and I found it nice because I like science fiction. :emoji_confused:

    In regards to your comment @Fehr, I repeat my argument: games can teach us things, I am not criticizing them for that, I point out that the relationship with technology and the addictive properties of gaming are of greater risk than reading books, for example. Also, a lot of book readers are quite social and I find them healthier and more open, but that's just my impression, I could be wrong. As you said, we live in different worlds (not really, I picked up a lot from the gaming world).
     
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