Are Video Games A Waste Of Time?

Look at us! Look at you! sitting on your couch playing video games. existing the dull light of television screen shouldn't you be doing something more productive? Ben & Dan discuss should we be doing more with our lives than playing videogames.

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SaveFerris1199d ago

Sometimes. But many people like it, just as they might enjoy watching tv or reading a novel.

bunt-custardly1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

This question pops up a lot but the reality is what other medium gives you a record of a shared experience which you can discuss with others for years to come?

Ask a number of people what they were watching on TV/reading/doing a few weeks ago and they will possibly be hard pushed to remember the exact details. Whereas gamers have great memories of the experiences they've devoted much time to. We all remember the tough levels, excruciating boss fights and challenges of games because we were involved. Being passive (i.e watching TV) is less memorable as a result.

In this regard it's not a waste of time if you can recall what you were doing. For the sake of argument I remember being deeply involved in the world of The Witcher 3 two weeks ago.

Bigpappy1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

Anything can be classified as a waste of time. Quality and value of life varies from person to person. One mans trash could be another man's treasure.

SegaGamer1199d ago

Not this again. Every few months this get's bought up. The real question should be why do people only ask if gaming is a waste of time ?

What makes gaming more of a waste of time than going to the movies, sitting down and watching a tv show or reading ? Everything we do can be seen as a waste of time.

We have a limited amount of time on this planet, if gaming is how you want to spend your time then go for it.