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Movies are a waste of time, yet we still watch them.
Good point , man . Good point .

I just don't wanna be playing video games and feeling guilty . There's gotta be a way to convince myself Not to feel that way . If anything .... I could think of it as seeking Inspiration .

Same goes with going to bars and meeting girls . Some people might think I'm wasting time .... but for me , it's a way of boosting Confidence - Which can help me succeed in other areas of life , too ... especially showbiz , which I wanna get into .
 

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I view gaming as valid as any other interest; the more things you are exposed to, the more you have to socially interact with others on.

I've been left out of many conversations in one social circle simply because I don't have gaming knowledge.
 

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I'd say games are absolutely worthwhile. I play them for the feeling of immersion and to explore different worlds, do things I'll never do in real life, i.e. fight a grizzly bear with a sword and shield!

I love starting into a huge open world RPG and knowing that there is a massive amount of exploration ahead of me.

I havent played it, but Journey on PSN/PS3 is something I'd like to try for a different reason. A wordless, plotless exploration of a barren landscape where from time to time, you are joined by another avatar who may be AI or who may be another person playing the game. You can stick together and progress with a companion or you can drift apart. It doesnt sound like much, but apparently in this dreamy, atmospheric setting it's quite moving.
 

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When you're dead it won't matter what you did or didn't do. Nothing anyone does will matter at the end of things.

Do you have fun when you're playing games? Is it enjoyable? If so, then play them. That's it.
 

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Why lump ALL video games together?

Video games can be beneficial. They can teach you skills, tell you beautiful stories, be music to your ears, and give you life lessons. Some video games like Wii Fit can be physically healthy. They can challenge your beliefs and give you insight.

And there are video games out there that are boring and rather pointless, like Rock Simulator and Tree Simulator.
 

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If their positive effects (like enjoyment, inspiration, relaxation etc.) outweigh the feeling that you're wasting time and money, then yes, go for it.
 

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i miss my video games. :( i'm busy with school right now so i don't have free time to do anything except browse the internet on the weekend.

they're definitely worth playing if you are bored and don't have something to do outdoors. i only play ps3/vita now, but i made a few friends when i played a couple mmo's in the past.
 
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