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Lessons Learned - The crack cocaine of the electronic world

Father Raymond J. De Souza of National Post writes: "I learned the truth about video games the hard way, and so this is the lesson I offer for free: Don't play video games. Don't own them. And for the sake of all that is good and holy, don't buy them for your children."

"Video games are like a black hole into which time disappears. Students today often confess to wasting a couple of hours a day on them. Corporate Canada likely loses whole weeks of productive work to those who are playing games at work. Video games have some kind of addictive allure that means any number of hours is not enough. It is always possible to play again -- to rise to that 'next level' which somehow acquires near-mystical importance. They are the crack cocaine of the electronic world."

"Did I mention that far too many video games celebrate graphic violence, multifarious delinquency and borderline pornography? I don't have to. Tetris had none of that, and it was deadly enough."

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GlossGreen3210d ago

Alright, if you are going to blame someone or something for your problems, blame yourself. Have some self control.

JsonHenry3209d ago

He also forgot to mention the following time wasters as well - Watching Pro/College Football, basketball, Soccer, Golf, slot machines, Television, and Night Clubs/Bars.

All of which take your time, money, and effort. Does it really matter which one you choose? We ALL need hobbies and activities.

( I did not read the whole article, so maybe I way off base here )

Genuine3209d ago

I think reading that article actually lowered my I.Q. 10 points.

Rooted_Dust3210d ago (Edited 3210d ago )

Yes, we must all stop doing what we enjoy, in the name of productivity.

This message brought to you by the Communists at the National Post.

v1c1ous3209d ago

i've forgone doing a cpl of homeworks/quizzes for gaming.

but anything that brings pleasure can be addictive.

driving can be addictive, cards, even reading.

the issue is being able to recognize when you have a problem and decide to get the help needed.

games4fun3209d ago

your a moron, i should not be having fun doing something i enjoy and instead think about the GDP and how best i can be more productive like a robot/communist/lemming/bored pos worker. Seriously you dont see people on the streets whoring themselves out just to get thier next video game.

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