I agree with the OP statement. If anything, games make the world a better place because people can "playtest" their mad nightmares against an
unsuspecting populace and accurately measure the levels of devastation they might cause. They can also convince people that violence is actually an
artform, and hone their effectiveness against opponants that can be as close to real as possible, and then, trained in the arts of war, can succeed as
warriors in the real world. Or puzzle-solvers, but so long as there is some war involved, a good game is going to increase shareholder stakes And be a
winning tribute to our growing youth, forever remembered in their minds as a time well spent.
Or so the arguement might go.
I think the truth is closer to a waste of time, justified by ones own free choices. It is extremely rude
to bother a gamer lifestyle, and judge
them over the hours they play on the computer because it is none of your business
what they are doing. People play tennis, people walk in
parks, others watch tv, some play vids. Don't judge people on their past-times unless you are a parent disciplining their child, or the SO.
Especially if you are a roommate, that's just a retarded roommate situation. Anyone who games and has a roommate that judges them in such a way
simply needs a better roommate.
And as for violence, they're a healthy outlet for our stressed out states, and a nice break after work, especially with a beer. Sometimes, living
with people who don't care
about the same things you do can be a real drag, and sad but true, the interactive, dynamic, brain-stretching,
great graphics, endless and replayable storylines, unique 3d worlds, and characters you have loved and risked the lives of many times are more
than your everyday drivel!
Did they make me more violent? No, I remained a peaceful person pretty much my whole life, and kept video game violence in it's own sane channel. I
also kept up with exercise though, which is important o remember as a gamer
Oblivion was truly a gift from God, especially when the world made
little sense. Lol Games > Humans some of the time
So if you do have to disturb a hardcore gamer about their past-times, it better be about revalations or go away and close the door, with full support
from free-willed individuals like myself. Too bad Revalations is knocking on the door. I guess it's time to go bug those bros.