Kouppa-networklive writes: Gamers are different breed of people. Unlike anyone else, we are able to go to artificial worlds.
I have unlimited lives, and continues. LOL!
There's much more to life than gaming. Lame article.
When im not playing video games...i'm playing my Guitar, Longboarding, or reading... Its all the same... If you're a gamer hooked on World of Warcraft though, that's a different story...that game sucks the life out of you. Article does Fail though.
Ridiculous article, how did this get approved. “we stay home for hours and play video games.” Because if you’re a gamer, you know there is nothing better than having an entire day to just game." WTF? kouppa is alone on that one.
You're really using the fact that you've had a threesome to prove that you have a life? Kids these days... I am going to have to ask you, ironically, to get a life.
All your base are belong to us.
Hellsvacancy - 26 minutes ago 1.3 - "How many gamers out there can say that thayve had a threesome? "well i can" Wotta gay article, im livin proof that (sum) gamers hav lives" your also living proof that some gamers don't know how to spell :/
@ Hellsvacancy you know that it does not really count if you had to pay for it right?
While I realize that a lot of gamers do indeed have 'no lives' and play for hours every day of the week, most people I know are able to successfully balance video games with a healthy social life. I think we all know that if we had been lifting weights instead of playing video games our entire lives, every one of us would be beefy super sculptures of muscle. Yet, games have been a great part of my life, and I want to appreciate them for decades to come.
when im not gaming im working my ass off in the pub lol
Two dudes is more of a gay experience than a threesome...lol but seriously, I'm working fulltime military with a wife and kid. And play a lot if games. But also play guitar, skateboard, watch flicks, music, etc. Kids on summer vacation playing games all day have no lives. Most people teens and up have lives, families an jobs. Gaming is a healthy hobby of the mind. Well unless youre those kids on YouTube freaking when their parents van them from WOW....that's funny though
I would soo love to have no life for some time...
When the internet is shut down, the largest army will rise.
In the time of chimpanzees I was a Lombax.
This is defending gamers, not bashing them. Pretty short article with massive pictures, but well written and gets the point across. I like it. :)
who defines how we should live our life. Not even God, God shows us the way, we have to walk it ourself. If Gaming is part of life or our whole life. Let it be. As long as one enjoy themselves and feel comfortable doing it, who are we to judge them.
Stop stealing my profile pic.
Gaming is life.-j/k And here come the stupid people.
Meh. Hanging out with my friends is life. Gaming is surely an enjoyable romp, though. Still, to each his own.
j/k means joke...stupid.
Just because you have no life doesn't mean that everybody else does. And just because you enjoy gaming 24/7 doesn't mean that everybody else does too. Learn to speak for yourself.
The articles probably aimin at 360 loyalists
was gunna put this comment in the gamer zone, but still banned lol for telling turn 10 he had bleeding in the brain if he thought forza three was bettter then gt5 lol i swear the mods on this site senior citizens. i like how the mods deleted his comment cuz he said the evil g word. politically correctness is running rampant these days. the only word i disapprove of is the N word. on topic this article is bunk and it completely is stereotyping gamers. this person is just trying to make it seem like he's a cool person and not a loser cuz his trying generalize all gamers into his category of loser.theyres all kinds of gamers out there just like anything really in life. theres not just one kind of gamer that'd be like saying if u drink once a month ur just as an alcholic as a guy that drinks every day. what a loser. failed attempt at making himself feel normal and seriously people on this site need to chillax and stop being grammar and spelling wh*res. we get it by correcting someones spelling you feel big. do you guys ever think some people really dont care about having perfect grammar. you know what they're saying isnt that what really matters unless u wanna be a douche about it. technically hell vancy or whatever proved that he does have a life cuz he doesnt give a crap about spelling cuz he doesnt want to waste time being OCD and a perfectionist. also why be so serious about his comment about having a threesome. i give him made props, not many people can handle 1 woman let alone 2 and maybe some of you gamers are to old or have no sense of humour. id probably pull an american pie 1 if i had two girls at one time that be dope tho. still young still time lol:p haha... also i was hopin mods were gunna delete my account but they didnt. i hate this site even right now im afraid mods are gunna delete my comment. mods are unreal. sometimes i wonder if fox news controls the mods on this site, cuz seriously sh*ts weak. plus if your not neutral and total kiss A$$ on this site ur bubbles get R*ped its pointless. im not gunna waste my time trying to impress gamers on this site so i can have mad bubble skill so i can talk more even tho i cant say whats on my mind cuz ill either get my comment deleted or my bubbles snatched so whats really th fin point of this can someone tell me lol:p
Honestly... WTF? Was hellsvacancy's comment honestly better than yours? Wow... You droids are programmed to only agree on any Phony-pro comments.
I use to have the best life, setting around all day eating pizza playing games and smoking pot....now i wake up at 1pm, go to work at 2pm, get out at 10pm, eat dinner, play games for about an hour maybe a little more, watch an episode or two of married with children, then fall asleep and repeat.
that's boring dude (except your wife & kids) knockout someone in your office (^^) it'll make some noise in your daily life!
believe me i thought about it today when a foreman came up to me and told me i couldn't lean on my bench because "his guys" weren't aloud to...but then i remembered the buy 2 get 1 free this weekend at gamestop and realized that guy has a good 30 years on me and will be dead in about 20.
I am not referring to the hardcore vs casual audiences neither. The addicts and the non-addicts (for lack of a better word), in effect some people play in complete disregard to their surroundings and by this I mean homework, real world socializing and perhaps even their job/school. This is a relatively small demographic within the gaming community, however it has previously been the face of gaming and gamers. People are starting to perceive gamers as people with a hobby and not an obsession due to the widened market within gaming.
Damn guess I'm an addict, no life, no GF, and Failing.
The key is moderation and a stricter work regime at home. My motivation is that my gf will either leave or hold out on sex if I game too much so its basically a no brainer in my case.
I like gaming marathons sometimes (you know, staying up all day doing nothing but gaming) but that's just once in a while. There's just not enough time anymore with all the other crap you gotta do.
If you actually read the article, you can see that he's defending you gamers from stereotypical people out there, great article.
I am just giving MY opinion (not to be confused with his) on when I think gaming has gone to far and how people are starting to perceive gaming at least in Sweden.
I work 9-4 Mon-Fri, come home by around 5 and before I go to bed I work out for about an hour and game for about 2 hours. On the weekends considering I have been playing in the BFBC2 beta on my PS3 and still play Killzone 2 online as well as obviously Uncharted 2 online (plus working on getting the UC2 platinum) I put in plenty of hours but still go to my 3 hour class on sunday. I lead a busy life and gaming is a big part of it but in college I learned how to manage my time. Now that I am out, I realize now just how much time I really have to do things. The only type of gamers who don't have very exciting lives at least are the WoW players of this world. But then again, if I were spending $15/month just to play a game I suppose I would want to get my moneys worth. Really though any MMO just requires constant grinding which = massive amounts of time put into the game.
Gaming is a hobby, not my life.
Xbots have no life, because they are on all years for Halo 3, Odst and Horse Armor.
Hey, the day life lets me rip a God's head off or dive from exploding truck to truck while machine gunning evil ruskies I'll get one.
here's my contribution to bubbles
You die in the game, you die in real life.
Bots, you should get out of you're moms' basements. It's getting really pathetic now.
DUDE?! that message you sent me on XBL said you had stopped with the fanboy stuff ¬_¬
I think he's just trying to get a reaction. I doubt he's serious. Happy Thanksgiving, guys!
I am offended, I am finishing my Master degree in economics, and play games..
as im closing in on my bachelors in business. im not offended though
What is this article talking about...Gamers have multiple lives.
excuse for someone to read this article. Even if they did have no lives, who cares. I know people who play video games ALL DAY but still have time to go to work and school.
i game about 4-6 hours a day, and i have a life, not gloating but i get laid, am graduating (hopefully) with my degree this December, and try to go to the gym regularly throughout the week...There are fri and sat nights when i would just rather get online with a few of my buddies instead of going to the bar and getting sloshed, and i don't see the problem, I've never had any problem socializing in person and i think those who do are potentially kind of self conscious or shy. Just start talking, about whatever is on your mind, and if the person your with is compatible with yourself, it will go well, if not, then you prob wouldn't want to talk to them anyways... I know a lot of people who are just quiet, and not because they want to be, but instead because they're afraid of what EVERYONE thinks, and unless a sentence is thought out from all angles of perception, it won't be spoken... just take a deep breath there are 3 things you need in life, structure, health, and fun...that's what i try to go by day to day and i suggest if you do the same, you'll be happy
Wow, I game 4-6 hours a WEEK, usually less. Come to think of it, I spend twice as much time reading about games and arguing on N4G as I do actually playing them. Kind of sad, I suppose, but a lot of people tend to do that these days.
No life, thats insulting. If I could be bothered getting out of this chair, I'd kick his arse. . . . . .. At Tekken.
If you read the article rather than just the title, he's actually defending us gamers as a whole from stereotypical people you idiot. great article
Can you recognise humour? GFY.
when im not playing im watching movies and eating lol
The word "gamer" has many different definitions. I believe this article was merely referring to those addicted to MMOs. I like to call myself a gamer, I enjoy it as a hobby and nothing more. So I completely disagree with you on gamers being a different breed. Gamers are exactly like everyone else. There's the people who simply enjoy games with friends and family and it's nothing more than a hobby. Then there's those who are addicted and don't know when to stop. It's the exact same with all forms of entertainment. All I have to say is STFU and let people live how they want to live. It's not your life so f**k off.
is this a joke .. the gamers that spend all their time playing are the minority most gamers have a job , friends and a girlfriend , wife aside ... Sure it might happen that we spent a couple of days clearing an awesome game ... but that's it.. What a useless article ..
Having a 3 some with dudes doesn't count for anything... it just says you like to have sausage parties.
Once you're past 18 if you still play games then you have to have a "life" because games arn't cheap in any form. Unless you're a pirate I gusse.
"How do you kill one that has no life.." -South Park WoW episode
Erm... what if like, you're a video game developer? Would that mean gamers have a life?
I'd say it's a matter of perception. Is working a 9-5 monotonous office job 5 days a week having a life? Who is to say what is and what isn't having a life if one is happy doing what they are.
Good article. I proudly tell people I'm a gamer. I get odd looks at work when I talk about games sometimes, but I don't really care. I love gaming, but I still work and am married. I play when I have the time. I'd rather spend $60 on a game that is potentially unlimited value, than $60 at a bar where it's eventually pissed down the toilet. A great game that has a lot of replay value is easily the best bang for your buck entertainment.
I don't agree about the quality of the article but I can relate to what you say. I am also married and have a kid and I am a gamer. I love gaming and am not ashamed to admit it. And I agree games give you the most bang for your buck.
At first I was like hey this could be interesting and it kinda was for the minute it took me to read. This site could learn something about quality vs. quantity.
If there is one thing, that I do more than gaming ... its drawing, for sure. Do you see the Toriko Illustration? (my avatar) I drew that Illustration today.
"Gamers have no lives…" Oh he11 no!
Gamers just live different lives. Some better than others.
I feel the writer has no life and is pouring his views as if everyone else is the same. I have a life, quite a good one too, video games are just a pass time
Why defend something that doesn't need defending? The old stereotype of the greasy virgin gamer in his mothers basement, just isn't as true as it was years back. I'll admit, I play a lot of games. I love nothing more then coming home from work, kicking my work gear off and cranking a few hours on my latest purchase (Demon's Souls is eating my time away). But at weekends, I love seeing my girlfriend, the only time I get with while shes at Uni. I'm an avid reader, I enjoy my films and I go drinking with my friends. Gaming is part of my life but it isn't my entire life.
1 Full-time job 1 Part-time job Full-time student in college Girlfriend Tons of other friends ...and yet, I manage to get around 10 hours of gaming in a week. : ) I'd say we all have lives.