The debate "Don't waste your time playing videogames" was started by
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Well what exactly is a waste of time? To me it's "Behaviour that doesn't help you fulfil any of your life goals". A life goal is usually abstract and unique to each of us and can be as basic as living a comfortable life. If the feelings, skills and communities from gaming won't help you achieve any of your goals then it's a waste of time for you, but it's not a waste of time for everyone
who says playing video games are a waste of time.
also look how many streamers and Youtubers have made millions gaming. video games is literally there life and income.
for many children and adults alike video games may be addictive and detrimental to their health but for a vast majority of them video games are not a waste of time. video games not only increase reflexes and hand eye coordination but they help people socialise online and make new friends. Video games create huge amounts of pleasure for the people playing them and it is a great way to unwind and relax. This is crucial to a person as the act of relaxing can hugely improve someone's life as it detaches them from stress and allows them to enjoy life. Obviously excessive playing is not good but video games are an important part in many people's lives so ultimately they are not a waste of time.
like up skilling my kill/death ratio in Battleborn. Optimal time indeed! :D
Optimal time would be spent upskilling. But who spends their time optimally? Certainly not me.
taking time to unwind is never a waste, but that doesnt mean that time is the optimal way to spend that time.
What is the optimal time spent for you?
While I don't think video games are a waste of time, they're certainly not time spent optimally
video games are NOT a waste of time! I played my first video when I was 17 and I'm now 18. Video games opened up a whole new world for me and allowed me to experience beautiful things that otherwise were impossible.
there's nothing to waste if you are in spare time after study/work.
It takes a real criminal to pay someone for playing Ms Pacman, and an even bigger criminal to convince the player that everyone around the world stops what they are doing on their own devices just to spend hours watching him play.
the people on YouTube are more showmen then people playing a game. for pro gaming you need to go to E sports. and I think you have a very archaic view of video games. let me guess, a solitary kid in a room playing an fps or platformer?
besides platformers turning into casual party games, how about fighting games? I've spent whole nights with my friends having fun taking turns and talking trash playing fighting games.
And 1 to 2 hours? thats just enough for like 2 rounds of a serious MOBA, and probably just 1 decent MMO raid, especially without a proper team and a few failures. would an online game of chess be considered a video game? Cause those take a while as well.
really, you can spend as much of your leisure time on videogames, as long as you don't forget the rest of your duties and responsibilities.
How about for the people that do not have money trough the internet because they never publish or live stream their gaming? What are they doing with their lives? I am not going to say Video games shouldn't be played but if played for a long period, there can be some health issues. There are so many cons about just playing video games and yes you might come back with "there are many pros as well!" but understand that everyone should limit themselves to about 1-2 hours of gaming. In the meantime, you can actually realize the many things happening around you and this goes with every device. You can make millions of dollars off other things online and YouTube. Another thing, the way for a YouTuber to receive money is if their accounts hits a great amount of subscribers and views. Donation on the other hand is different but On YouTube there are list of "un-known" gamers that get 0$ off YouTube. My thoughts on this topic is not bias in any way but might seem like it at this point. Limit and take breaks but keep on playing, not too much though.
Now I am in between for this point of view. Many YouTubers such as Markiplier, jacksepticeye, ect. make a great amount of money for playing video games while streaming live or just to post later on YouTube but, I believe there are other ways of doing so instead of just playing video games. If you are are gamer on YouTube and make a lot of money off it, it is not the only way to earn cash. Many other YouTubers ear money because of the large portion of subscribers and views they get and they don't play video games. For example, look at Miranda Sings, she became a star just for posting random videos of herself, Colleen is famous now because of that. Playing video games for a long period of time can be bad for your health and can cause you to stay in and become lazy even. This could result to you blocking anything else you find as an obstacle to you and you games. No, I'm not saying guys and you gamer girls should stop with the video games but limit yourself to how long you should play a curtain game , 2 hours to the minimum, and this go with ever other device. I myself love to play video games but don't let it control your life. You can go outside and take a walk, read a book, go to a party ( or throw one yourself) just don't dive too deep into the pool. Now I know people say you make money off playing games all day but what about the people who don't stream live our post their videos on YouTube, indeed their having fun but they re also wasting their days trying to get to a next level. To conclude my reasoning. I am not a bias about video games but just know that limiting your game hours will do greatly to you. Don't stop playing video games though, just take in the things that revolve around you other than technology.
well I don't agree because some people get money off of playing through live streams I know you can get donated through youtube
For boys, playing video games is an attractive and a pleasure thing to do. As a result, the gamers often forget the things around them. It may ruin their relationship. They are so busy with their games that perhaps, they rarely text their girlfriends to ask their condition. As the time goes by, their relationship will end. So, don’t spend too much time playing video games.
You work hard from 9 to 5 and you are tired and you play with your Microsoft Xbox One for one hour or two and that is fine. Playing 8 hours straight instead of making money is not going to help you in the future. Learn how to speak Spanish and French instead. If you cannot find a good job within the United States of America, you can alway go to Canada or Mexico.