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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 enjoy playing video games, it is my favorite hobby, and I may even work in the industry one day. Now how is playing games any different than watching TV, following a sports team, reading a book for enjoyment, or posting on this forum? Think of how much you could get done if you just stopped posting on this forum, and got to work? This line of argument falls apart very easily.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    ... What is this? 1995? Anybody who doesn't play any kind of video game (through mobile, console, pc etc) today is either too broke to afford them or senile. That anybody in politics still thinks going after video games is a "legitimate" issue is ridiculous. Social troglodytes, back in yer caves.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    The part that is shameful is actually two. First, that I am supposedly an Obama supporter, which I am not!!!
    Then I can certainly understand why you would feel insulted.
    Secondly is your rational that I play video games because I need to retreat into a fantasy world because I cannot handle the real world!!!! I play video games because the are fun FFS. Not because I am some dim witted uneducated sack of fat that cannot handle himself in the real world.
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    If my MP Canidate was a hardcore gamer, I'd be much more likely to vote for them. Shows me that they just don't have their head stuck up their ass and know how to have fun. I'd be able to relate to show one like that much more.
    You implied that anyone who wasn't a "hardcore gamer" had "their head stuck up their ass".

    This is why I made the claim that "gamers retreat into make-believe and fantasy".

    I play video games because the are fun FFS. Not because I am some dim witted uneducated sack of fat that cannot handle himself in the real world.
    You mentioned "hard core gamer", not just someone who just plays video games. I have my opinion of "hard core gamers", whom you describe as "some dim witted uneducated sack of fat that cannot handle himself in the real world". That might be a little harsh, but only just.

    But the point is that you have your opinion of non hard core players as those who have their heads stuck up their ass while I have my opinion of hard core gamers.

    We are each entitled to our opinions.

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

    The GOP did it wrong. They shouldn't have gotten on this guy's case for playing WoW....the GOP should have accused him of buying gold...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I wouldn't have even participated in this thread, if not for the suggestion that the folks that don't play vidoe games, or at least spend a limited amount of time playing them are the folks that are the weirdos.

    I was only pointing out that thise folks aren't the weirdos, they're the normal folks, who perform tough, dirty, dangerous jobs everyday, to make a living.

    Most of the gamer dorks I've worked with were substandards workers, lacked maturity, motivation, common sense and social skills. They couldn't take an ass chewing; when I got in their ass about something, they wanted to throw a hissy fit and drag up. They had problems telling the difference between a discussion and a lecture; had an inability to respect authority; believed that instructions were optional.

    My dad told me when I was a kid: "There are two kinds of men in the world, roughnecks and pussies." The gamer dorks usually AREN'T roughnecks.
    Maybe not weirdos but certainly the minority if you don't, games like madden and call of duty are as mainstream as going to the movies.

    Also video games have nothing to do with work, I work 70 hours a week and I still play games (well only one game really), you can claim you know lazy gamers but I can claim to know people of any persuasion that makes my argument sound better, what you haven't provided is any sort of real rational reasoning as to why someone who would play video games is a weirdo or somehow less productive.

    As far as to the last point enjoy your false dichotomies, makes life easy if you can put them in a nice little box and ignore them due to the label you created for them robbing them of credibility in your eyes.

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

    Man of all the stupid things to attack your opponent on... gezz.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Man of all the stupid things to attack your opponent on... gezz.

    Pete, I'm sorry - most of the time I agree with your comments but in this case . . . the correct spelling is - g e e z
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I enjoy playing video games, it is my favorite hobby, and I may even work in the industry one day. Now how is playing games any different than watching TV, following a sports team, reading a book for enjoyment, or posting on this forum? Think of how much you could get done if you just stopped posting on this forum, and got to work? This line of argument falls apart very easily.
    Vast difference between playing a video game and reading a book, that should be fairly obvious. But where did I even suggest that watching TV was any better an activity than playing video games? I've been pretty clear about the couch potato thing.

    As to posting to this forum, yes, were I younger and had a different profession, gone a different path, I'd be laughing at folks who spend their time railing at one another online, telling them to "get a life". For the time of my life when I was young and working outdoors I didn't even own a TV.

    But right this moment I am working (actively monitoring 13 servers) while posting here. So, no, not a whole lot more I could be doing at the moment.

    What falls apart easily are the excuses. Why excuse the behavior if you don't feel it's out of hand?

    And again for those commenting later in the thread - it wasn't about the video game per se but the time spent playing the game.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Vast difference between playing a video game and reading a book, that should be fairly obvious. But where did I even suggest that watching TV was any better an activity than playing video games? I've been pretty clear about the couch potato thing.

    As to posting to this forum, yes, were I younger and had a different profession, gone a different path, I'd be laughing at folks who spend their time railing at one another online, telling them to "get a life". For the time of my life when I was young and working outdoors I didn't even own a TV
    But right this moment I am working (actively monitoring 13 servers) while posting here. So, no, not a whole lot more I could be doing at the moment.
    Even comparing reading to playing video games isn't black and white. Some games teach analytical skills and planning while reading trash romance novels isn't likely to greatly expand your horizons.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Pete, I'm sorry - most of the time I agree with your comments but in this case . . . the correct spelling is - g e e z
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    yea I know, but I blame Google spell checker!
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