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Op Ed

Kotaku - Stop Playing Video Games! Get a Job! Get Married! Be a Man!
Sigh. I'm all for encouraging people so step up and get a job (Look ma, I'm blogging), but can we leave the cheap video game slams out of it? I get that it's an easy shortcut to illustrating the kind of social maladjustment that the article describes, but it's just so lazy. Furthermore, abstractly invoking video games does little to actually illustrate Bennett's broader point, which may very well be something worth talking about. All I get from this is "These numbers say that men play video games, so of course that is part of the problem here." Specific examples, please!

22. Re: Op Ed Oct 5, 2011, 17:53 Scottish Martial Arts
Draugr wrote on Oct 5, 2011, 16:49:
Newer forms of media being treated as a scapegoat for societal woes? Well, isn't that new.

You have to admit though that video games are an utterly unproductive way to spend your time. Maybe I would have found some other way to waste my time, but I can't help but think of how many more books I would have read and languages I would have learned had I been born before video games were invented.
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