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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    We do that as well when a film displays such wanton violence and other depraved behavior without any real consequences.
    Why, it does nothing. I go aorund punching people on the streets in Saints Row The Third, do I do that or even think about it in real life, no. There is nothing wrong with them it's just entertainment.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Well, in a way they are. It's a carnal, often depraved portrayal of reality (hyper-reality, really).
    It's not porn.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It's not porn.
    Sometimes they are close enough to sexual porn, but I am referring to violence to such an extent it would be pornographic..violence seemingly for violence's sake.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Sometimes they are close enough to sexual porn, but I am referring to violence to such an extent it would be pornographic..violence seemingly for violence's sake.
    Not in all games, look at Heavy Rain, Limbo, Portal, just for a few examples.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

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    Not in all games, look at Heavy Rain, Limbo, Portal, just for a few examples.
    But incredibly common, you would agree.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

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    But incredibly common, you would agree.
    Any more common than what is on TV, and in the movies no.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

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    Any more common than what is on TV, and in the movies no.
    I would say proportionately, the gaming market is far more saturated with that content.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Compare it to my 30-45 hour work week, where I probably play 12-15 hours, either she is not playing enough or I am playing too much. And it isn't excuses because as I stated I am doing fairly well in school, but I need a way to get rid of stress. Playing video games is one of those ways. Like I said, it is a stupid attack on something that is minor.
    If it's effective in swaying the voters, then it wasn't a "stupid attack". And yes, just more excuses. That you feel compelled to make them says you feel you spend too much time gaming. Doing "fairly well in school" isn't the bar you should be shooting for. Imagine how much more you could do, achieve, if you put the same time and mental effort as you do with your butt parked on the couch.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    If it's effective in swaying the voters, then it wasn't a "stupid attack". And yes, just more excuses. That you feel compelled to make them says you feel you spend too much time gaming. Doing "fairly well in school" isn't the bar you should be shooting for. Imagine how much more you could do, achieve, if you put the same time and mental effort as you do with your butt parked on the couch.
    I think this whole argument and the way it seems to mostly follow political orientation is very indicative of a consistent theme here. In the OP, a woman is being attacked because of the legal way she decides to spend her leisure time. There is absolutely no proof that it interferes with her ability to function otherwise. The right here supports the ad claiming she really does represent a fringe group, is lazy for choosing this form of entertainment, and won't be able to adequately perform her legislative duties. The fringe group concept has been pretty thoroughly dis proven even to the point the conservatives are now claiming their lifestyle is being persecuted. They claim that this would somehow prevent her from holding office appears just plain ludicrous. She has obviously been able to scale back her playing when warranted and if the average senator does "work" ungodly hours I have to ask how many of those are focused on getting reelected. Now we come to the laziness factor. No one owes it to anyone other than their dependents to spend their free time, or their life for that matter, in a manner dictated by someone else. You may wish to push yourself non stop and achieve as much as possible on your way to a coronary at age 55. I really don't care. I do care when you suggest anyone without the same priorities is somehow inferior. To be honest I sincerely doubt many people on their death beds express how they wish they had worked more.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    If it's effective in swaying the voters, then it wasn't a "stupid attack". And yes, just more excuses. That you feel compelled to make them says you feel you spend too much time gaming. Doing "fairly well in school" isn't the bar you should be shooting for. Imagine how much more you could do, achieve, if you put the same time and mental effort as you do with your butt parked on the couch.
    Again, me playing isn't an excuse. Doing reading and studying for 12 hours straight simply is not very effective. Your mind gets tired and wanders and you do not focus as much. This isn't just true of me, but mostly everyone. So every two hours simply taking a break an maybe watching a show, or playing a game for 30 minutes lets your mind dewind and destress and therefore when you get back into studying your mind is a bit fresher and you are actually a more attentive reader. So, yes I can imagine what type of student I would be without taking these breaks, sometimes which consisent of playing a game. I would be a worse student. Maybe instead of the top 25, I would be in the top 35. And maybe then I wouldn't be looked at as a potential TA. So, no it simply isn't just excuses, it does actually help. By the way, on average that is about 2 hours a night. My time on DP has gone a lot since I started school because I do not have the time for it. My possible two hours of gaming a night is less then what some people spend on this site. You know, just for perspective.
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