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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    This is what Candy Crush Saga does to your brain | Dana Smith | Science | theguardian.com

    Candy Crush is basically designed to exploit human neurochemical weaknesses.



    This is the sort of mechanism which fuels gambling addiction. As science and psychology becomes more sophisticated, more problems with how the human brain processes information will be revealed, opening the door for more ways to exploit that weakness.

    I personally view this as extremely unethical at best as it purposefully undermines free will. What is your take?
    That's funny. Seems they've done the same thing with sex. In the beginning it's fairly easy and exciting but as you get better at it there's more stuff you need to do to get the same results. Eventually, when you finally get the system figured out they give you a flimsy sword!

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Hell yeah ban it. Also, execute the players.

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Candy Crush? Well, that certainly isn't what I was expecting this thread to be about. Anyway, people should just get more intelligent virtual addictions. Like DP.
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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'm not into gaming, I have better things to do with my time.
    Like posting on DP?

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Like posting on DP?



    And drinking a few brewskis and doing a few other things.

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    I found Candy Crush to be annoying when it started to throw in the jelly or whatever it was that you had to break.

    Perhaps I'm different from the people that article is talking about, but when I fail five time in a row because of an annoying gaming feature and then I have to stop for twenty minutes I'm less motivated to play again, not somehow more.
    Last edited by Henrin; 08-02-14 at 03:33 PM.

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is basic gaming theory. Another example of games that uses similar mechanisms are RPGs.
    Yep, I used to be addicted to RPGs, my kids too. So we did a test, only one of the three of us could play RPGs for two weeks, then the next two weeks we changed, and the next til each of us had been an "observer" four weeks of two players and a "player" two weeks. Each time the observing team observed that the player's attitudes and emotions even when not playing the game were notably more aggressive and unreasonable.

    So with the acceptance of the kids, I banned video games in our house. Our lives with each other improved dramatically. My daughter has slid back into playing them, and I can to this day tell when in phone conversations with her, if she's been playing them recently just by the way she talks about her life. My son and I have not picked them back up. My daughter sent me some of her older games to play on the pc recently, and after about 20 minutes I was tired of it. It's all just basically go here and kill monsters pick something up go there and kill harder monsters.... this idea that any of them actually have a story line is complete bs. The only actual story line is "go here and kill these, get something, go there and kill those, get something, go ...." That's the entire story line, the stuff they all claim is story line, really doesn't change or effect the game at all except to give you a video clip to watch.

    Now I stick to really boring stuff so I won't play very much, solitaire, minesweep. The only involved game I play on the pc anymore are jigsaws puzzles.
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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Almost nothing should ever be banned.

    Sane, consenting adults should always be the final decider as to what they can or cannot handle/want...not the government.

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Heh. Gotta hate it when science makes one face a reality they wish not to.
    They are kinda of moronic though.

    Them: Here is a study that proves everything we have been saying right.

    Anyone with a half of a brain: Ah..why is the study size only forty people? How does forty people prove anything when talking about the entire population of the human race??

    Then they come back with a study of fifty people and think the point just made against them no longer stands.
    Last edited by Henrin; 08-02-14 at 03:50 PM.

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    Re: should games like this be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    They are kinda of moronic though.

    Them: Here is a study that proves everything we have been saying right.

    Anyone with a half of a brain: Ah..why is the study size only forty people? How is forty people prove anything when talking about the entire population of the human race??

    Then they come back with study of fifty people and think the point just made no longer stands.
    I tend to try to stick to things supported by multiple studies.
    That being one of the reasons. Peer review is an important aspect of scientific discovery.

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