posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 07:24 PM
As long as you maintain a job and a somewhat normal life I don't think videogames have any real negative impacts. I work 4 days a week from 9 to
2pm, two 3 hour nite classes, yet I consider myself an avid gamer. I might not get out as much as most people do, but when you spend all day either
behind a desk talking to people on the phone or glued to a seat for a grueling 3 hours of boredom its a nice change to load up some THUG 2, San
Andreas, or even Rise of Nations and enjoy getting away from the day-to-day crap that will drive you crazy.
Games 5 years ago most definately didnt encourage social interaction, but if you ask any game development house right now what the future of video
gaming is, they will all tell you without doubt that multiplayer is the way to go. Just look at the titles released recently, online play is a
feature of just about everything from sports games to racing and first person shooters. Its just more fun to kick other humans butts in games versus
the computer controlled opponents. Then you get things like LAN games and Halo parties where people actually gather in the very same place to do the
same things they do over the internet, just with less lag and more fun.