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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's the difference between phone sex and genuine sex with another human being.

    Sure there's human interaction in either case but there is also quite a difference between the two..
    Hardly, you obviously have no experience in this area.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

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    She expressed the thoughts.

    I've never expressed them and most people I know haven't expressed them either..Perhaps we just travel in different circles.
    And shooting people in the head in Call of Duty is awesome, doesn't mean I want to get a sniper rifle, and start taking pot shots at the neighbors.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's the difference between phone sex and genuine sex with another human being.

    Sure there's human interaction in either case but there is also quite a difference between the two..
    Since traditional board games don't generally involve exchanging bodly fluids (at least I hope not), I'm not really buying that analogy. On a basic level, you're not wrong that interacting with people via a video game isn't the same as interacting with them in person; what doesn't make sense is the implication that the former is worse than the latter.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Since traditional board games don't generally involve exchanging bodly fluids (at least I hope not), I'm not really buying that analogy. On a basic level, you're not wrong that interacting with people via a video game isn't the same as interacting with them in person; what doesn't make sense is the implication that the former is worse than the latter.
    If it suits you to sit alone and play games over the internet then that's fine. I don;t really care.

    But this involves a candidate who is seeking public trust and has said some rather strange things. I can't see how a rational person can vote for her, but you never know.

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

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    And shooting people in the head in Call of Duty is awesome, doesn't mean I want to get a sniper rifle, and start taking pot shots at the neighbors.
    It would be interesting to see how many of those who have been killing people in public places for the last few years have been playing video games of the type you describe. I doubt many of them played bridge.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It would be interesting to see how many of those who have been killing people in public places for the last few years have been playing video games of the type you describe. I doubt many of them played bridge.
    There is no scientific correlation between playing violent video games, and committing actual violence.

    Seriously, if a democrat attacked a republican for playing a video game, you'd be on my side here, it's quite ridiculous.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

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    If it suits you to sit alone and play games over the internet then that's fine. I don;t really care.
    I actually don't play MMO's at all. They're not my thing. I play video games, but they're what I do when I don't feel like interacting with other people (or reading a book or whatever).

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    But this involves a candidate who is seeking public trust and has said some rather strange things. I can't see how a rational person can vote for her, but you never know.
    See, the part in bold tells me that you really don't know much about video games, which is why the things she said seem strange to you. She was mostly talking strategy, and to a certain extent getting into the **** talking that online gamers frequently engage in. There's no way that's ever going to make sense to you unless you get some exposure to the games themselves. Consequently your contention that no rational person would want to vote for her just sounds small-minded and ignorant.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It would be interesting to see how many of those who have been killing people in public places for the last few years have been playing video games of the type you describe. I doubt many of them played bridge.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's the difference between phone sex and genuine sex with another human being.

    Sure there's human interaction in either case but there is also quite a difference between the two..
    No, that'd be the difference between dirty talk over the phone and dirty talk in person.

    Phone sex....ie talking about sex....and actual sex...ie a physical activity...has far more differences in the situation than just the distance for interaction

    Playing monopoly over the Internet with a voice chat setup is only marginally less of a social experience than playing monopoly in person. While it is less social IMHO, it's far from being something that could be claimed as not social or lacking social interaction

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    She expressed the thoughts.

    I've never expressed them and most people I know haven't expressed them either..Perhaps we just travel in different circles.
    Perhaps others are able to distinguish that which occurs in a game world, and that which occurs in real life. She expressed the thoughts in the context of a game, and that's really al there is to it. If she's done the same in real life, I'd love to see your evidence. Until then, you're grasping at the same desperate straws as her opponent.
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