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Re: Op Ed
Sep 8, 2021, 04:29
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Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2021, 04:29
Sep 8, 2021, 04:29
 
The Telegraph is one step above a tabloid rag, so I really don’t care what this lady has to say.

Besides, every adult has playtime. It just goes by different names… golf, biking, watching sports, hobbies, etc… hell, catching up with your friends for a beer.

You may have less time as you get older (especially if you have kids), but even then you make time for yourself.
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Sep 8, 2021, 04:03
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Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2021, 04:03
Sep 8, 2021, 04:03
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 14:41:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 13:36:
Studies suggest that playing games can prevent cognitive decline.

As we age this is big, if not huge. Keeping your marbles is critical to QoL.

Yeah just between Anno 1800 and Kingmaker 2 I don't think keeping my marbles is going to be a problem. Actually nearly unbelievable how much cognitive power you need to invest in these games to have success. You can not "drone" your way through either game. Which I like, I actually specifically like games like this.. heh.

I don't play on mobile/switch though. See no reason to, reality is already weird enough and wasting cognitive power outside of my actual gaming time.. no thanks.
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 8, 2021, 00:01
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Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2021, 00:01
Sep 8, 2021, 00:01
 
...and creating clickbait opinion artictles that waste ALL of our time is ok, because the author gets paid? Sigh
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 19:55
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 19:55
Sep 7, 2021, 19:55
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 14:58:
My wife occasionally says this to me.

Show her you're a real man by sitting on your duff for 6 hours every Sunday watching football games, eating cheetos, and drinking beer.
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 19:41
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 19:41
Sep 7, 2021, 19:41
 
Don't tell me what I can't do!
"It's like you have a neon sign that just says 'raw dog me! I'm a bottom!'" -Queen Maeve
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 16:17
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 16:17
Sep 7, 2021, 16:17
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Someone realized they weren't the target audience of an advert and wrote an editorial exposing their ignorance on the subject.

This is basically every editorial written these days...with the words "video games" in the title.

I am not hating on her though, That is "journalism" these days, and she is cashing that check right?
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Sep 7, 2021, 15:26
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 15:26
Sep 7, 2021, 15:26
 
ZandarKoad wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 12:40:
Yeah, I agree with the title. I used to game in my younger years. Now I come here just for the tech news.

Come for the games, stay for the tech news.

If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 14:58
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 14:58
Sep 7, 2021, 14:58
 
Grown men shouldn’t be wasting their lives playing video games

My wife occasionally says this to me. To which I reply, "You'll thank me when we're flying on a plane, the pilot dies, and I land it, saving everyone's lives." Then she goes back to her hours of daily puppy and talk show videos on YouTube.
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 14:55
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 14:55
Sep 7, 2021, 14:55
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 14:05:

It seems her annoyance is more "playtime?" She's right, few commuters play the Switch, because playing the Switch while standing on a subway is a real hassle. This may not be the whole article, but she shifts topics right after this, and honestly, this says nothing at all. And doesn't match the headline. The whole thing is bad, unfocused, and stupid.
Yeah, the whole article had a "old man yells at clouds" vibe.
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 14:41
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 14:41
Sep 7, 2021, 14:41
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 7, 2021, 13:36:
Studies suggest that playing games can prevent cognitive decline.

As we age this is big, if not huge. Keeping your marbles is critical to QoL.
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 14:40
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 14:40
Sep 7, 2021, 14:40
 
Yeah it's not a productive thing to do.
I could be investing paper and making more money, but what does that change for a person who says I shouldn't be playing games?
My bills are paid, I'm saving to spec, so what does it matter to them?
Also people like this typically like freedom, so here they are telling people what they should or shouldn't do. Always a paradox.

Bottom line, you take care of yourself, find your happy place and hope other can as well. Like what are you going to do here. Try shaming people into doing something differently?
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 14:13
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 14:13
Sep 7, 2021, 14:13
 
Grown women shouldn't be wasting their time watching and weeping over moronic Netflix series. There.

Besides, some of us probably spend less time gaming per day than quite a few women are spending on their hair, nails, skin, eyelashes, shaving, deciding what to wear and all that stuff.

How about we all just respect how others choose to spend their spare time?
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 14:05
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 14:05
Sep 7, 2021, 14:05
 
It seems a weird, misguided "grinds my gears" piece?

Travelling on the tube can be a patronising business at the best of times, with all those reminders about minding the gap and, in Covid times, wearing a mask and “leaving a safe space” (as if that’s somehow possible during rush hour). Do passengers really need to be reminded to “carry a bottle of water when it’s hot”?

Yet it seems even the underground’s advertisers are intent on infantilising their customers. A Nintendo advert has been plastered across the network for some time featuring grown men and women playing the “Switch” device that is a favourite with my eight-year-old daughter.

Hashtagged #SetPlaytimeFree, it appears to make the false assumption that most commuters like to while away their spare hours playing Mario Kart, Minecraft and Pokemon. Doesn’t Nintendo realise that the only adults who still use the word “playtime” post puberty aren’t the types to be found on the tube? They are the overgrown school children riding around outside on e-scooters.

It seems her annoyance is more "playtime?" She's right, few commuters play the Switch, because playing the Switch while standing on a subway is a real hassle. This may not be the whole article, but she shifts topics right after this, and honestly, this says nothing at all. And doesn't match the headline. The whole thing is bad, unfocused, and stupid.
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 13:54
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 13:54
Sep 7, 2021, 13:54
 
I don't know who this woman is...

...but she has a bizarre, incoherent writing style where gaming has literally nothing to do with her physiotherapy regimen.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.

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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 13:36
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 13:36
Sep 7, 2021, 13:36
 
Studies suggest that playing games can prevent cognitive decline.
Even for the author of the article !
Here goes *my* platitude: some people she is interested in, are gaming too much, ergo ...





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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 13:35
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 13:35
Sep 7, 2021, 13:35
 
Did anyone actually read the article? I don't have an account and don't care to create one. Sometimes headlines don't match the content. Anyhow, I'd like to know what this grown woman thinks that grown men should be doing in this extremely boring world we currently live in
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 12:40
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 12:40
Sep 7, 2021, 12:40
 
Yeah, I agree with the title. I used to game in my younger years. Now I come here just for the tech news. It's very useful to have a known source of information with a very clear bias. But I don't see the gaming fad as an injustice that needs to be corrected. The gaming pastime affects the right people in the right ways to the right degrees. It's the choice they've made.
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Sep 7, 2021, 12:21
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 12:21
Sep 7, 2021, 12:21
 
Yeah, no. Take it from someone who's seen plenty of grown men and women waste their lives sitting around in bars drinking on a daily basis. So I guess this woman never "wastes" any time, eh? Doesn't watch TV or movies, never reads anything that isn't academic in nature. Never goes to brunch with friends. etc. etc. etc. Yeah. Sure. Rolleyes
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 7, 2021, 11:43
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Re: Op Ed Sep 7, 2021, 11:43
Sep 7, 2021, 11:43
 
Everyone I know thinks this way. That's why I come here to chat with you folks.
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