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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I know the ones I've met are purdy much useless at work.

    Yeah, anecdotal evidence is always the most convincing reason to believe something is true (sarcasm gif goes here) - then there are those crazy, academic types who actually study a subject in an effort to find real evidence

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    Following a sample of employees who were also gamers, the research revealed that playing massively multiplayer role playing games (MMORPG), can have beneficial effects on real-life work through the transmission of virtually practiced leadership skills and active learning behaviours (learning by doing). In the achievement-orientated world of MMORPGs, many of the combat-related activities needed to gain points, solve quests or enhance the social capital of an avatar, hold similarities to common work tasks.

    From collaboration to meeting targets, team work to resolve complex missions, strategic planning, allocating resources, to recruiting new players to form groups, there is a clear link between the skills needed to enjoy a good game performance, and the real corporate world. For this reason, the players who have had to manifest good leadership skills and gaming behaviours to succeed in MMORPGs, were more likely to see these characteristics spill over from games to their real work-life. This spill over effect was particularly evident when combined with high performance standards in the game.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I wouldn't vote for a video game dork; I prefer people who live in the real world.

    That's right. I said it. Bring it on!
    So you won't vote for someone who reads fantasy novels in their free time?

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

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    Everyone plays video games these days, it's that simple, it's the people that aren't playing games that are the weird ones.
    I don't care who does play video games but if you do actually believe this, it is probably a better indication of your being very young then what everyone else is actually doing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Ever think that might just be one of our problems, Higgins?
    no not really! Our race has always found hobbies, interests etc to entertain ourselves with throughout world history! I dont see how me playing Madden with a bunch of guys is causing society to collapse!
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    no not really! Our race has always found hobbies, interests etc to entertain ourselves with throughout world history! I dont see how me playing Madden with a bunch of guys is causing society to collapse!
    If you aren't the Pats, that is your reason why society is collapsing.

    But in serious, every weekend I play a few hours a night because law school is stressful and sometimes blowing **** up in a game is a good stress relief.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Everyone plays video games these days, it's that simple, it's the people that aren't playing games that are the weird ones.
    Not everyone; I just can't. I never even could manage Pac Man -- you need some spacial relationship ability I just don't have.

    I think the video game-hating tard in the Op should join me in my latest hobby, making terriums. Hard to be a hater when your biggest concern is where to find the next exotic species of moss.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Yeah, anecdotal evidence is always the most convincing reason to believe something is true (sarcasm gif goes here) - then there are those crazy, academic types who actually study a subject in an effort to find real evidence

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    There must be some ethical Republicans but when we see silly attacks like the one noted in this thread on Maine legislature candidate Colleen Lachowicz and then read about yet another Republican actually violating the law during this campaign year, I wonder why the Republicans with ethics are so unwilling to denounce their bad compatriots. (see last sentence, the one bolded)

    from the Portland (ME) Press-Herald


    That bolded bit reminds me of something . . . hmmm, what was it? Oh yeah, SEC filings that identified Romney as "Chairman, CEO and sole stock-holder" of some company that he supposedly had left years earlier.

    Update:


    You're going to go the "ethical" route? Do you think maybe we could dig up a few "unethical" Democrats?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    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.
    Sure you would, which why you'd be an Obama supporter. The real world is too difficult so the gamers retreat into make-believe and fantasy. This is the world the left inhabits, and these are the consequences.UW Madison Students: 'Unfair' That Obama Couldn't Use Teleprompter in Debate

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