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2 years ago#1
They're as good/bad for you as cigarettes/alcohol/some recreational drugs. It's actually a source of amusement to me that with all the research out there, and the cases of people going to excess and dying/creating physical problems for themselves, that the video game market still isn't regulated and taxed like any other controlled, but legal, substance.
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2 years ago#2
I can feel it in the air tonight...
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2 years ago#3
Interesting. I didn't know games were a toxin.
2 years ago#4
OUberLord posted...
Interesting. I didn't know games were a toxin.


1 game and you're dead FACT
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2 years ago#5
They should just make it illegal to have an addictive personality. Problems solved.
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2 years ago#6
OUberLord posted...
Interesting. I didn't know games were a toxin.

Yeah, they're not the same at all, and OP is wrong.

Source: Alcoholic with 2 years of sobriety under my belt. My gaming "habit" doesn't give me mini-seizures if I go a day without playing.
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2 years ago#7
I've been gaming for a loooong time, and I feel I can safely say that they're NOT as bad for you as cigarettes/alcohol/some recreational drugs.

I'm guessing you've been smoking something before you wrote this topic. Try again when you're not stoned.
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2 years ago#8
Animorganimate posted...
Yeah, they're not the same at all, and OP is wrong.

Source: Alcoholic with 2 years of sobriety under my belt. My gaming "habit" doesn't give me mini-seizures if I go a day without playing.

I don't become an alcoholic when I drink, so alcoholism doesn't exist.

DV8ingSources posted...
They should just make it illegal to have an addictive personality. Problems solved.

But then what happens to all the people who have jobs because they take advantage of people with addictive personalities? Therapists, pharmaceutical salesmen, obviously anyone involved in the distribution of the goods already discussed in this topic...

We need to think this through.
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2 years ago#9
my entire family is hooked on games
2 years ago#10
my grandpappy died playin gamez, those darn games.
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