Here is you chance to participate in a survey to help Researchers at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands find out why we play video games.Read full story and find out how to participate.
Because in games you can do things that in reallife you can't.
-listen to music -go out in saturday nights -hang out -watch tv -talk to my GirlFrind, hell even for the same reason i **** HER .......................... ...
To Keep our minds intact, way of entairtainment.
Because I love playing and it's my damn hobby.
Because it's fun. I deem this "Stupidest Article Ever"
I play games to get away from reality and take a break from life and it's many hassles!
People here play games? I thought all we did was b*tch about them.
Interesting article. As I went though the last section (I did take it) I thought about how different my answers would be based on different games. I thought of Starcraft, which results in totally different answers than if I had said, for instance, Legend of Dragoon, because they, to me, are pretty much total opposites in why I play, but both of them are two of my favorite games.
To be entertained & because they are fun with friends.
and I'm a Gameaholic.
Well I posted this article and I can tell you why I play... When my girl says you can try all you want but your not getting any tonight... :(
watching TV. cable sucks. news channels suck..... and in games I can push bottons make it move and do stuff. and it makes all kinds of sounds while smashing, shooting, and driving, etc. I dunno, it's fun.
What i'd like to know is why they aren't doing studies on people who "HAVE" to get home on time to watch a certain TV show, or actually have get togethers just to talk about that show. Come one now... its just a hobby..
Because it's fun and it keeps me sane after a long hard day of work.
> To escape > To take control > To enjoy the virtual world > In one word - to fullfill certain dreams we can never achieve in reality.
Couldnt say it any better
I game because: I cant double jump. When I break crates they hardly ever have health or ammo in them. If I dont keep killing Zombies they might overrun the world. Nay, WILL. Its the only way I can wear costumes and get away with it. I have Bloodlust. I dont know how to hotwire a car. My Shooters liceince expired and I had to hand my 9mm Berretta and .357 Magnum in. There are more types of games available to me then there are types of drugs. Tekken DR Online, might be the only way I ever get to beat up the Mart. ;) Just kidding Dude.
cuz its fun
if it were done by neurologists or psychologists because i see this as a hard science case to crack. more accurately i think that the hormone serotonin has a lot to do with this phenomenon (along with other factors, of course.)
Who knows who all will have a piece of this. A university has a lot of people around on a lot of topics. Doctors in multiple fields might have a look at it, though, unfortunately, results from as many people on the physical effects (like hormones)can't be looked at for as many people or types of games as this research hits.
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