Let gamers now accept that America has a President who doesn't just have a Wii, but frequently mentions video games - even during major speeches - and loves to note that they can get in the way of good parenting if played to excess.
That is true but sometimes it can also be a good means of teaching to a good parent :). For example I'll probably be a gamer well into my old age, if my child loves games and I find one in which it teaches something I would like to explain to him or her, I would sit down and talk to him while playing a game then commence to talking to him or her face to face about it. Overall, I don't think games get in the way it's just that it seems sometimes people have bad judgment calls when it comes to gaming and parenting (Not to be confusing with saying that parents are bad at it :)). Anyway I'll just say this games can be a very good teaching tool as was used on me back in the day. Get a good grade and I would be able to rent a new game, or by the end of that month buy one (of course paying some of it with my allowance to :)). Being that I have A.D.H.D. and some mild dyslexia from what I'm told, I'd say I turned out fine and Video games were used as a medium for that teaching, just not heavily :). A Good grade then consisted of at least getting a C or higher (being that my family and I didn't know I had mental disorders) After that and after getting some help it was bumped up to B and higher, ever since then I've been trying to achieve A's. Although I don't get anymore games sadly :). P.S. Sorry for all the errors that are present such as commas and periods, I tried :).
I didn't read this....too busy playing videogames.
On the contrary you did, if you saw some of the letters that had formed words in the three paragraphs then that in fact counts as reading. You may not have read it all, but you in fact did read something from it :), and you know I really don't pretty much care. I'm leaving my own personal story, if you didn't want to read it you didn't have to; but what's the point of replying when you stated you didn't read it? You also said your to busy playing games, well judging from the three comments you have in here, I would say you have wasted some game playing time by choosing to write out various comments, read a few other people's comments to the article and respond. I would just pick one or the other :).
Bubbles to you Nuri, nicely put. Johnnyman why are you even replying to his comment just to say you didn't read it? If you didn't feel like reading an easy few lines of texts that's fine, but to be a jerk pretty much and reply as you have done is over the line. Frankly comments 1.1 and 5.1 Could have been avoided, it's not as if the link had called out to you begging to be clicked. Hate to do it but really negative bubble, you seem like an intellectual person, but the way in which you convey your mind is appalling.
yeah this is about the only valid point he brought up last night!
*sigh* According to the analyitcal logic that MTV used, Barak also called out; Failure at reading, TV (no shock there), Homework and programs and systems. He may or may not have also called out on dinner. More indepth research will come up with an answer. So does the meer mention of 'game' bring about the basis for videogame articles?
Barack hits the nail on the head: if there's a problem, it isn't 'the influence of videogames on children' but the lack of influence of parents. Kids obsessing over the goggle box? Starting to see some negative behavior patterns? Get off your ass and DO some 'good parenting'. Of course, then parents would actually have to spend time with their kids and pay attention to them; instead of finding ways to 'keep them occupied'. ..Heaven forbid. >_<
He's right to the extent that all things must be done in moderation. Children don't understand moderation unless parents teach them. Add to that the fact that children aren't likely to just get bored with video games, especially as engrossing and engaging as they are nowadays, and kids could end up glued to their sofa. I'm sure everyone on N4G knows when to say when.
LOL thats the first time ive seen you around...Love the username and picture.
I dont they supply my broadband and its sh*t
Yeh i know what you mean, i used to be on orange broadband and it was crap. Constant disconnecting and terrible speeds. Avoid it with all costs. Their mobile service is great though.
The thing is...movies, tv shows, and books can do the same thing. We all have our addictions.
Before video games everyone blamed movies and music. Hitler and other extreme nutjobs even burned books saying it corrupted minds. Video games are just the latest scapegoat so parents can have someone to blaim when they stop being parents. Little Johny and his buddy Billy shot up a school because of video games, don't mind that they were social outcast, a target for school bullies, and used drugs. Some parents refuse to accept that every aspect of the childs life they chose to raise is thier responsibility. So when somthing bad happens they need someone to blaim other than themselves.
It's long known that kids will relate to any kind of media it can attach or understand in a situation of bad parenting. The funny thing is that TV, not videogames, is the number one media in this case. Everyone knows many kids that obviously watch too much TV, that keep trying to immitate it, have phrases or full episodes in their minds. Any pediatrician can tell you that. Even because there is people that can't have a console, but there is a way less that can't afford a TV. So why games keep playing the guilty one (even being parents the one to really blame)? Probably because is through TV that most of those "complaints" come to us.
Wow, he just mentions it briefly. Its not like hes criticizing the gaming community and it's industry. His main point is, it's not bad to videogame, watch tv, and play outside for awhile but, it's not good at all to devote all your time doing just one of those things. Moderation people. Simple as that. Not newsworthy at all.
Video games can be just as damaging as: -Movies -Music -Magazines -Peer Pressure But nothing can be nearly as devastating to young impressionable minds as TERRIBLE F***ING PARENTS! I believe that seems to be the "elephant in the corner of the room" when it comes to society today. Meaning that people never want to talk about it with each other. When you see or talk to a parent that you know is not being a good parent, don't be so shy and silent. Speak out. No matter if it causes a conflict. Even if it seems that they aren't listening to you, usually they'll think about it later and that may lead to progress. Say nothing, do nothing, and nothing will change. BTW - I'm still on the "I'll wait and see. . ." mindset when it comes to Barrack Obama, but I have high hopes.
I (and noone else) gives a rats @ss what you think regarding Obama. This is N4G so the following comment could be left out.."BTW - I'm still on the "I'll wait and see. . ." mindset when it comes to Barrack Obama, but I have high hopes" Who cares. This is N4G. This is not politcal hour. I could careless of your opinion on if he will do well or not so shut it. Hey, I voted for the guy, but STFU when it comes to politics here please.
/\/\/\/\ Awful jumpy for not caring about a comment, did he hit a nerve or what with you. People can't comment on a political article but everyone should read it and shut up. Well i don't care for Obama much, that's my opinion and i am entitled to it.
Obama is the best thing to happen to america and possibly the world in a very long time.
that when the sh** hits the fan with the economy, Video games are gona be the new cinema that people used to flock to in the 1920-1920's to forget about the economic hard ships. Luckily, I work in a video game store, so I should always be in for a job ;D
....he told parents to take responsibility and turn off the friggen TV set once in awhile. He didn't call out the videogame industry, he called out lazy parents. I really strongly believe this article has no place on N4G. Yeah... big deal.. he mentioned the word videogame...but so what. He was not addressing videogames or anything like that. His speech was referencing a parent who doesn't know how to turn off the TV or say "enough is enough" to their kid. Why would you post this sh*t?
Obama's not ripping on video games, he's just saying parents need to be more responsible for the education of their children. Someone to help with their homework and turn off the tv or games when they need to study.
Hmm, if someone keeps bringing up videogames in a negative way like he keeps doing then he doesnt like it. Hes a frikin hipocrite and a liar!
He just said one thing about gaming and it didn't involve censoring games. I can't believe there is a article on just this one word he said!!! Big deal man big deal LOL!!! How did this get approve?
Are you guys 5-17 and play video games when you should be doing your homework and being taught life lessons from your parents? if not just skip this room.
I agree but with reservations. I think so far he has done a great job but i have concerns about the almost religious zealotry that seems to surround him. If he keeps his head he may prove to be a great leader but its too early to say at present.
Excellent address by the way. :)
nick what your saying can easily be perceived as ignorant GOP fanboyism hopefully thats what youre going for. Because youre hitting it right on the head buddy.
This is such a dud issue that MTV are trying to stoke up. I'm not going to let my child watch TV or play computer games hours on end if I want her to do well at school. It's just fact and unfortunately some parents will let their kids do as they want.
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