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

    This kind of hysteria, so like the hysteria over entertainment thing from D&D in the 70s-80s up to "violent" TV shows, "violent" music, games like DOOM, and onwards is one of the many things turns me off of the idiocy of the Mrs Lovejoy-esque extreme social conservatives in the major party I most closely identify with.

    A state candidate on the GOP ticket stooping this pathetically low and frankly retarded would go a long way in making me cast a vote in a manner that's a specific rebuke against themselves

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

    Oh, and just for the people that say playing video games is just a waste. Again, top 25% for a class assignment. And not barely top 25%, I had just two points taken off and two of my answers are model answers. Guess I should stop playing Command and Conquer.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    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.
    I hope you do not have any aspirations to run for political office, I can see this statement coming back to haunt you.

    cue soft spoken political voice over "when discussing a controversial issue she said 'shooting people in the head... is awesome' Your Star - she has violent tendencies and is dangerously disconnected with reality, is this the kind of person we want in office?"
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Oh, and just for the people that say playing video games is just a waste. Again, top 25% for a class assignment. And not barely top 25%, I had just two points taken off and two of my answers are model answers. Guess I should stop playing Command and Conquer.
    Check out my post from a couple of pages back (#198) for more in that vein.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Check out my post from a couple of pages back (#198) for more in that vein.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Sometimes I love twitter despite my hate for it. Someone started a "Santiga for Maine" twitter account, posting tweets as if they're in character:



    I seriously now want someone to run into the voting booth yelling LEEEEEEEEEEEROY Jennnnnkinnnnnns in Maine.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Let's be honest. The majority of the time, even the most dedicated games teach relatively minor amounts of critical thinking. Sure, some puzzle solving here or there, or whatever, but these things are usually isolated to each game's systems of reality.
    Do you feel the same way about chess?
    I may be wrong.

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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.
    I wasn't really going to take part until I read this and other posts calling to into question the implications of some of these games.

    1. Indeed, non-gamers are weird? I scoff. The world got along plenty fine without games and gaming culture. Why should we be expected to acquire this habit and devote hours to it in order to be considered, "normal"? As I understand it, the woman in question spent 22 hours a week, when she was actively participating. I don't like to impugn others for what they choose to do in their leisure time, especially as I sit here on this forum. There are many who don't understand the pleasure in that, but I will say, when I've watch the kids gaming in my home, they are less given to being distracted, like when people are talking to them. They will not quit easily until they've gotten to a particular point so they can quit without losing whatever they've "accomplished". This alone, puts it in a different class than TV, movies, books or even board games. Those can immediately be set aside, but the inability, almost universally, of a player to just walk away at any point lest they give something up in the game, troubles me.

    2. Yes, I'm going to go there, violence. Full disclosure, I owned a Colleco console as an adult. I played until I had kids, not every day or even every week, but now and again. My first, and only computer game was Wolfenstein. It came with my first computer. I thought it very violent, but then I reasoned, they're Nazis. I didn't last long on that and it was over for me.

    Over the years, I've watched the games on the computer, PlayStation and XBOX, become more and more personally violent. Grand Theft Auto, "if you shoot the hooker, you can get your money back", and others that give the player the chance to completely abandon all social mores without consequences, alarm me. Spending hours in these "worlds" where one is encouraged to kill, steal and the like, or in one case, it was explained to me won't allow you to protect the innocent. I can't remember the name of that game, but if you do, you die, period.

    I, personally, would get no enjoyment from spending hours killing. I'm not more moral or anything, it just goes against my nature. Endlessly considering how to kill things and then do it, by very violent means, is distasteful for me. So I wonder, why do others like it? Is it healthy? Do they feel even the smallest twinge when they kill the hooker after wards to get their money back? Steeping oneself in violence for hours at a time, it must have some kind of effect. Over and beyond what has been discussed about movies, TV, books and board games.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Someone else probably already hit on this, but i stopped here to comment. You can hit 85 in WoW without hardcore gaming. In fact if she had been playing since the beginning she could be 85 probably playing 1-2 hours a week. I don't see the issue here.
    It's not an issue - it's a political ad. An effective political ad creates an issue and either blames it on the incumbant or lionizes them for it (depending upon who sponsored the ad). Apparently this is a successful ad in that it has called the defenders out in full force. Once that happens then the ad makers know they've struck pay dirt.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Do you feel the same way about chess?
    To a smaller extent. I admit that I forget about games like Civilization (mostly because it is a minority player, albeit, with dedicated support), but again, its basis in reality is with a large grain of salt.
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