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Discussion in 'Bloodbath' started by Chamet, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. arg

    arg Active Member

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    i watch a lot of porn and play a lot of video games

    that might be why i suck at social settings
     
  2. Flal

    Flal Flal

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    At least you love yourself....maybe a little too much
     
  3. {-sapob-}

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    First of all, how old are you?
    20

    Approximately how many hours per week do you spend playing games?
    possibly 10-15 hrs

    Do you buy or illegally download your games?
    Buy

    How often do you buy games?
    hard to say really, maybe once every two months.

    On avarage, how much money do you spend on gaming in a year? That includes upgrading your system, buying consoles...etc
    spent over $1000

    How often do you download games?
    never

    Why do you play video games? (Entertainment, to kill time, to relax...etc)
    Its fun, it does kill time, it is quite relaxing.
    Its also quite great to see games develop. The future technology lies within the gaming imho.

    Its weird though If your a kid your parents will want you to stop playing games, but why?

    so they can continue to watch t.v, and do the less interactive alternative?
    its weird isnt it.


    Name a good thing and a bad thing about video/computer games.
    the good things are above.
    the bad things are that, because of constant evolution theres more to spend your money on.

    For instance ive heard a rumour about a new PS4 to be released in 2011.
    and the price tag isnt going to be cheap. I think around $2500. (just for the console)

    but technology isnt cheap, and its a small price to pay to be enthralled by stunning visuals, and thrilling stories.
     
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    Yes

    10-12

    I hardly play computer games anymore so these days I buy my console games. In the past I rarely paid for a game.

    once per month, maybe.

    Hmm, including xbox live subscription, add-ons and crap I'd say $600-1000 USD

    Rarely - In the past everyday.

    Its a good way to relax. I like shooting people in the face and it beats hanging out with my girlfriend.

    Good thing: Nice way to interact with and then insult people around the world

    Bad thing: Makes me not want to leave the house.
     
  5. Chamet

    Chamet Keepin' it bonzer

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    Thanks for that :) but I already submitted the essay.
     
  6. TheDayGodDied

    TheDayGodDied New Metal Member

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    post the essay please, interesting topic.
     
  7. Chamet

    Chamet Keepin' it bonzer

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    Will do :) I'm on my laptop right now and the essay is on my PC :p so I'll post it tomorrow or maybe later tonight. It's only a 1000 words though :erk: everyone was pissed off about that because you can't really discuss such a huge topic in 1000 words.
     
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    I can, look: DOOM OR GTFO! :)
     
  9. Chamet

    Chamet Keepin' it bonzer

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    I completely forgot about posting the little essay here :p so here it is now. Not my best work, but whatever, I got a B :lol::


    What benefits do computer games bring to society?

    Arsham Askari​

    What benefits, if any, do computer games bring on society? There seems to be a wide number of different views and opinions on this subject, ranging from negative to neutral to positive, but the important thing to keep in mind is that no one is wrong.

    People look at things in different ways; something that is positive to someone can be a negative thing to someone else. A good example of this is a reply to a questionnaire posted on three different online communities, where UltimateMetal.com member Mystique1721 commented:
    “I like to feel productive so I would rather practice guitar or study for the (really intense) university classes I'm taking”, while member Hedon- commented:
    “I guess it gives u a good feeling to be good at something”.

    They are both commenting on advantages and disadvantages of playing computer games. Both comments are valid and they contrast each other very well. While Mystique1721 thinks that playing computer games instead of learning a skill or gaining knowledge to feel better about one is a bad thing, Hedon- thinks the opposite.

    The results of the questionnaire reveal that people’s views towards computer games are largely influenced by the experiences they have had with them. An example that can illustrate this point is the number of replies to one of the questions on the questionnaire, which was: Name a good thing and a bad thing about video/computer games. Most of the replies were comments such as “Games can be very addictive”, “can take over your life” or “It can make you addicted and unsociable” and “They can often be addicting to the point where you lose friends, money, academic grades, and other opportunities in life”.

    Some of these comments, especially the last one, are very strong. The number of people who get addicted to games is reasonably small, but nevertheless, it is a real problem in the world of gaming today.

    However, this raises the question Why do people get addicted to games? Is it because they get a rush for playing them? Is it because games can provide something that nothing or no one else can provide them? Or is it that games are the main source of interaction for them?

    Compulsive gamers ’not addicts’, a news article on the BBC website about people addicted to gaming, or according to Mr Keith Bakker, the founder of Europe’s only clinic to treat gaming addicts, compulsive gamers.
    Mr Bakker says that ”Eighty per cent of the young people we see have been bullied at school and feel isolated”

    That makes one think, is it games that affect society, or is it society that is affecting games and gamers?
    If games are the only way for these compulsive gamers to get some kind of recognition and communicate with others, then society is to blame, or at least the community they live in, and according to Mr Bakker, this is the case for most of the patients at his clinic:
    ”This gaming problem is a result of the society we live in today”

    But why is it society’s fault? It is hard not to notice the vast amount of games being released one after the other, each more competitive than the last. These games are designed to sell, that is why when successful titles such as Counter Strike, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft hit the market, it is almost impossible to prevent people from getting hooked on them, and with so many addiction cases around the world one would think that the government, the gamers’ parents or even the games companies would do something about this, but the fact is that most people don’t see this as a big problem. A good example of this is Mr Smith’s [not his real name] experience with World of Warcraft.

    ”I would play WoW all night long” he admits. ”I slept in class, then I would go home and play WoW until the next day and I would repeat that routine for weeks”
    Surely someone would have noticed this, and many, if not all of his classmates and teachers did, but did they do anything about it?
    ”The worst thing about it was that I knew I had a problem and so did people around me, but I couldn’t help it, and no one around me helped me either, I had to go through it by myself”

    This perfectly illustrates the point that society is responsible for gaming addiction. If people don’t take gaming addiction seriously, the problem will always exist.

    However, that is not the only problem with society and video games. Today’s games are each more violent, more realistic and have bigger consequences than the last. This violence in games that we play today has proven very popular with the one-sided people who blame computer and video games for every violent crime committed by teenagers in today’s world. But, according to Mr Steven Johnson, s reporter for the L.A. Times ”The last 10 years have seen the release of many popular violent games, including “Quake” and “Grand Theft Auto”; that period has also seen the most dramatic drop in violent crime in recent memory” and this brings us to a conclusion.

    It is easy to ask whether computer games affect society, but no one ever stops to think about the effects society has on games and the people who play them. The media plays a big part on this. Computer games are stigmatised by society the media and those to whom the stigma is applied are stereotyped and labelled - usually as nerd.

    Maybe we should stop asking whether computer games have benefits on society or not, because no matter how much research one does or how many benefits one can think of, there will always be people who will find a way to turn those benefits into something negative.
     
  10. BastardSonOfGod

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    you don't name ME... or DOOM, that's why you fail miserably, I would give an F for FU! :mad:
     
  11. Chamet

    Chamet Keepin' it bonzer

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    Yeah about that...I posted the questionnaire before they told us it has to be a 1000 word essay. Pretty much everyone in the class was pissed off about that, because as I mentioned before, you can't discuss such a vast subject in 1000 words.
     
  12. BastardSonOfGod

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    my name was an instant A for ya... but you didn't realize :(
     
  13. SaveWater

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    First of all, how old are you?
    15

    Do you play video/computer games? If your answer is yes, go to question 2. If your answer is no, please explain why you don't play computer games.
    Yes :3

    Approximately how many hours per week do you spend playing games?
    4-5 hours. Not much lately.

    Do you buy or illegally download your games?
    Buying/legal downloading

    How often do you buy games?
    about 3 a year.

    On avarage, how much money do you spend on gaming in a year? That includes upgrading your system, buying consoles...etc
    I usually play only free games, so i dont spend much money. I also dont upgrade my system often. So lets say, 600.

    How often do you download games?
    Lately I didnt download games, but I download about 2 games in a year (legally. I'm playing MMORPG)

    Why do you play video games? (Entertainment, to kill time, to relax...etc)
    Boredom/entertainment.

    Name a good thing and a bad thing about video/computer games.
    When you get to addicted to computer games, they can waste your life.
     
  14. Shapeless)))

    Shapeless))) -.!.. (-_-) ..!.-

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    you're late mr.
     
  15. Christbasher

    Christbasher New Metal Member

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    How old are you?
    20

    Do you play video/computer games? If your answer is yes, go to question 2. If your answer is no, please explain why you don't play computer games.
    Yes I do.


    Approximately how many hours per week do you spend playing games?
    Even though I'm a busy man with school, writing music/producing, drinking beer, chillin' etc. I manage to play atleast ~20+ hours a week. Used to be around 60-70hours a week, which is just sick.


    Do you buy or illegally download your games?
    I'm pretty much just playin' WoW, so I have to buy.


    How often do you buy games?
    Not too often.


    On avarage, how much money do you spend on gaming in a year? That includes upgrading your system, buying consoles...etc
    A one-year subscription of WoW costs about 150 euro. Say, like 200 euro total if I would buy other games or w/e.


    How often do you download games?
    Uh, no idea.


    Why do you play video games? (Entertainment, to kill time, to relax...etc)
    I've grown up with it. Been playin' games since I was like 6 or something. It's a pretty big part of my life.
    It's fun. :E


    Name a good thing and a bad thing about video/computer games.
    As I mentioned, It's fun. The only negative thing is that it kills time faster than anything else :<
     
  16. Shapeless)))

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    You're also late, mr.
     
  17. DarkGift

    DarkGift ov Doom

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    perhaps close da thread?
     
  18. Chamet

    Chamet Keepin' it bonzer

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    I'll just edit the first post...but yeah, closing the thread is another way to go.
     

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