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Video games and porn mess with your BRAIN!

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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 06:54 AM
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I really don't care for social rules, that is just a form of control and keeping people like a robot, so it's great to see them going. If you want to go shopping in your pajamas, you should have the freedom to do so.

This article is just propaganda, it's been proven multiple times that video games have a positive affect, and if a person is isolating themselves because of the porn, then that is the person's fault, not the porn. Anything can be abused to the point where it isolates a person.




posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:27 AM
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Has it been proven multiple times that video games have a positive affect?
Can you please provide some links?
Thank you.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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The 6 o'clock news messes with your brain but I doubt CNN are going to report that...

I would love to see an actual study that shows that video games and porn actually leads to the problems your article mentions, as opposed to just a correlation between the two.

Ever consider that these guys are playing video games and watching heaps of porn simply cos they're already socially awkward and therefore can't get laid....?



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 09:12 AM
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Take a look at SaturnFX's post he has two links there:


Originally posted by SaturnFX
Video games have already been studied and have nothing but positive results.
Why video games makes you smarter
CNN Article about the same
I could list a thousand different links..catagorically undeniable...video games = awesome hobby if you want to intellectually grow.

Compare that with the alternative "downtime" of watching television (proven to dumb you down) and its a no brainer which to choose (no pun intended).


Google is your friend, you can just look it up.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 09:43 AM
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How typical. First it was the drugs, OH THE DRUGS are ruining you, because you get addicted to the same same same and cannot let go. Then it is the PORN that is ruining you, because you get addicted to change change change.

To top it off throw in some fearmongering preying on violent games raising people up to be psychopats.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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It's not just video games etc. Technology has changed our society in many ways...some for the better and some for the worse.This has been the case even before the internet.
People (not just men), who indulge too much in anything can become isolated....especially if they have a predisposition to depression, obssessive/compulsion etc. I do think that as a whole, society is less "personal", and many people do things online they would NEVER do in "real" life. With everything, there is a good and bad side....it's all in the way it's used.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 10:33 AM
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Thanks for this article OP. Those who are engaged, even just a little bit, in this lifestyle, will argue with you and will not see the negative changes in their own behavior. But, the rest of us see it, and the rest of us refuse to put up with it, so the addicts may have to remain in mom's basement lest they face our rebuke...



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:12 PM
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Basically, all of these noobs who can't live off of the internet will die out of diabetes, self-induced heart attacks, strokes and/or sleep deprivation without procreating.

Then, the world and its resources will be for those of us who are strong, not afraid of other people, willing to work hard for success and relationships, and can lift more than our own body weight.

Tough luck.

Just another reason why women > men.

Owned, FortAnthem, owned.

Why do you keep shooting yourself in the foot with these threads, man?




posted on May, 30 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by ottobot
Just another reason why women > men.


What a disappointing statement =/



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:26 PM
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Originally posted by ErroneousDylan

Originally posted by ottobot
Just another reason why women > men.


What a disappointing statement =/


It's a joke. I make fun of FortAnthem's threads at every opportunity.

Mostly because I'm a very silly person, and I make myself laugh by saying various silly things. I have never claimed to make other people laugh, though. Clearly, I failed in this instance.

Sorry to concern you!

In reality, I think we are all awesome, I don't care which gender one happens to be. But, I can poke fun at myself as well (i.e. pretending to be a feminist, whose tenets I disagree with).



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:56 PM
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LOL, my dad owned that game!


As I got older two of my friends played Wet the Sexy Empire



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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Pretty much over indulging in anything messes with your brain.
Why should porn and video games be any different?

Kind of like back when Ozzy Osbourne was said to be bad for you.
They wouldn't even play him on the radio.

Personally, I would like to see MORE porn in adult video games.

You could make some awesome money making rpg's that way.

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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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I never trusted CNN seeing as they are MSM to the core, but video games and porn are sometimes all you have when you get sent to areas where men to women ratios are unfair. A huge example is getting deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan where there are way less women in your company than there is men, especially with combat units. I can see how different it is when not faced with above but it's always good to do things in moderation.

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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 12:46 AM
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Solution: Become a more novel society

Novelty is good...



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 03:36 AM
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I mostly agree with that, even if it comes from CNN.

I play RPG games on and off, as my time and responsibilities allow me, and I am aware how easily they can screw my view of life. They are addictive like hell. I have weekends, maybe once in a month, when I do nothing but "indulging" myself in gaming; after that I can tell you that for a few days real life seems so dull and heavy; people around me, who obviously didn't participate in that "triple EXP weekend event" are noobs who don't have a clue of what they've lost, and generally all I want is to get back to my wonderful fantasy.
My mood change; I am irritable, restless, and lack patience; sometimes I'm in awe of how something so enjoyable can make me feel so awful after that.
But I'm a 40 years old,mature person and I get out of those moods pretty fast. If I know I have only one or two hours available for gaming I don't even get close to the game, because I know I will end up giving up everything else for that day and keep playing like mad. So I'll rather read something interesting or browse ATS.

On the other side all those kids playing out there have no discipline, and no taste of real life yet; and they don't feel they give up something. But they are giving up almost everything for that gaming experience. And they are irritable, restless and angry with everything around them. Yet, I don't think that the damage is permanent; one month without computer and the person gets back to normal; I've seen it with my kids; the PC crashed, and I let it intentionally that way. They even started to read books...


As for the porn, I have no interest in it; I prefer the real thing, it's much better. I've seen some relationships ruined because of it, and I imagine it's also addictive, so I'm not going to exchange a healthy relationship for a virtual surrogate.
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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 03:52 AM
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Originally posted by jude11
All we need now is Video Game Porn to hit the markets...



That would be so awesome, i wonder why there really isnt any cool video game porn games.....i mean nothing really entertaining......it sucks.....er.....i mean....it blows........nevermind.



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 03:58 AM
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Originally posted by Moneyisgodlifeisrented
People don't know how to talk to others anymore, and manners have fallen short long ago with common sense.


It's only going to get worse. In the future, whole generations will have apps that tell them what to say and how to react to what is being said. There will be apps about politics, sports, comedy, news, all with different stances and arguments. People will be clueless about what they are saying, except it makes them feel good.
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posted on May, 31 2012 @ 05:45 AM
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Video games, porn, TV... It is basically psychological conditioning.
While the rewards of watching porn is quite obvious, video games are especially designed to reward you with small success events at the beginning to get you hooked. TV has the novelty element, as mentioned in the OP, which rewards you. Besides that, it is quite relaxing. Google for a study with children, which went to a lower frequency of brainwaves shortly after beginning to watch TV.
The problem is not the stuff itself, but how you cope with it.

And as somebody has said somewhere:
"I played outside once. Graphics and the physics engine were awesome but the game play sucked."



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:15 AM
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Wait... Isn't that already called iPod apps?



posted on May, 31 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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They damn well better be messing with my brain, otherwise they'd be a waste of time. I can't imagine porn or video games being any fun at all if they didn't stimulate some kind of brain activity.

Personally however I don't see how gaming is leading people to have fewer personal relationships, I think that idea is only espoused by people who aren't gamers. I've GAINED more friendships through gaming than I've lost, furthermore gaming helps me stay in touch and have interaction with friends that are too far away to hang out with face to face (ie my friend who's in the Navy stationed in San Diego).

I also don't think that it desensitizes people to violence, maybe if you start playing violent games at a very young you'll get negative affects but for me and most adult gamers there is an obvious line between real violence and fantasy violence. Just like when I was a kid and I watched cartoons or movies, there is a clear line between shooting someone with a real shotgun and daffy duck comically getting his beak blown off. Sure there are those who might be unstable enough to have the line blurred by games, movies, etc, but I think they are the fringe exception to the rule.

Now as for porn yeah, its addictive, and too much of it is not a good thing. In moderation it's okay but, as with anything addictive, it can be hard for people to exercise self-control. Also it can give people unrealistic and often unhealthy expectations about sex if they don't understand that it's just fantasy (again same as video games, movies, etc)...

I don't see any conspiracies here, other than the conspiracy of entertainment companies trying to make craptons of money feeding people fantasy and escapism.



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