The debate "Boys you need to have something in your life besides video games" was started by
May 19, 2014, 2:57 pm.
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of course There is more to life then video games, but some people are happy just playing video games.
A while ago, as they sold the first video games, the "toys" section of every store was dividing into genders. It was almost a 50/50 split, but leaned slightly in favor of boys. As video games became a "boy activity", it was just something we grew up with. As more and more people played video games, the more the industry grew, so the more advanced it became. Marketers appeal to the trends of the gamer and suit their requests in a game. For me, video games are the pass time for a summer day when there's nothing else to do. People use video games as the source as all their problems, but the truth is that it's just an activity. We have lots of other things we do, so I would suggest that If your problem is so bad you have to start a debate on it, get some new friends.
I think I is suposed to say that a person can't just play vidiogames all the time and live a full life. it was specific to boys because thats the gender more attached to the idea of only playing vidiogames.
you want evidence of a single female who plays games? or are you saying every single Male must play video games?
are you responding to the OP, or the guy below you? I cant tell.
evidence of what?
do you have actual evidence for this?
There are females that play video games and males who don't. This is simply an illogical debate queation.
You are idiot
No, f*** you.
Anybody else notice the, "Boys" part of this? I think I'm smelling a bit of sexism and stereotyping here.
most people do not make a career about reading fiction, yet we do not look down on the activity.
something doesn't have to be a potential career for it to be worthwhile.
I wouldn't say gaming is particularly likely career. there is a very tiny number of people who can earn a living from it.
at best it will be like acting, where a small number of people make a killing while most people who try to live off it barely make enough to eat.
congratulations...... you've expressed my inner thought :)
I get tired of these stupid arguments. Most parents use the excuse "You need to be studying or helping us." How long is that supposed to be, are kids supposed to do that all damn day? They physically can't. Kids play video games because they do not have better activities to do. I am sure most kids would rather play sports, and go out with friends. However, most parents are strict allowing them not to go out as much as they want forcing them to play video games because they do not find anything else entertaining. If parents wish their kids would stop playing video games, it should be their responsibility to find a better and more exciting alternative that is not "Reading, Cleaning, or Studying" Not everyone likes reading, just like everyone does not like art, poetry, and ect. They wonder why their kids get fat, unsociable, and stupid. There is only two people to blame, the mother and the father. Who buys the unhealthy food, who doesn't sign up their kid for sports, and can't logically deduce anything? Video games are not even that bad for the reasons Nemiroff listed. Don't limit time on it, push for better alternatives. Also, video games are also becoming a major career path, and one of the better ones you can pursue. If you want to meet in the middle, push for competitive play and better stats. I do not see that happening though due to the generation gap.
id say it's alot more productive than watching a game or t.v. show. developing reflexes, peripheral vision, problem solving, even some social skills. much better then perfecting your channel surfing skills.
most guys do plenty of athletic activities. if in their down time they want to play a game or two it's no different than u watching a football game or other such activities
I do all of these lol
Boys usually like playing video games. They like it so much that they often forget that there are other things that are more important than video games. They can spend hours playing video games. As parents, we should limit their playing time and remind them of their other responsibilities like studying and helping us, their parents. In other words, we need to keep giving them advice or suggestions.