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Do Computer Games Make Guys Dumb In Real Life?

Alcohol, cigarettes, PS 3 and X-box LIVE, a few of the things that kill the male folk.

as innocent as the games are, I'm starting to wonder if they make guys dumb!

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You women should leave this gaming thread and stick some high heels up your asssess!!

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nonsense, pure bullshiiit. Do high heels and make up make women stupiid !!!!

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Please give this lady a new PS3,GTA 4 pack & a Samsung TV with sub-woofers, and i swear,you wish you hadnt.Get ready to become d madame of da house.Even my friends mom plays NFS Most Wanted on her lappy at her own time.I yet 2 experience her drivin,she drives a Volks Golf V6.enuf revv.im sure it will be a graphics in reality!

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I'm afraid I disagree with the poster. I definitely don't think that console games have any negative effect. That is if it is being played in moderation. In the UK, more hand held games are being marketed and sold with the being to sharpen the brains of consumers. Being a former candidate for the PPL and CPL candidate (b4 I opted for a postgrad degree) & aviation buff, I've bn told by pilots that people who play video games tend to performe well in simulations and the current LCD filled cockpits of new generation aircrafts. These days, we also have games like the wii that's quite good and brings the family together as everyone can partake in games that are fulfilled.

However , games tend to be addictive sometimes, and that's were it gets dangerous with the addict living a secluded life with no social connection, and gaining much weight instead on exercising themselves.

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when a guy spends all his life on Gaming, definitely he would become dumb!

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One of the many examples

Andy Murray, the No. 4 ranked player in the world of tennis, was dumped by his long-time girlfriend Kim Sears due, in part, to the fact that he spent up to seven hours a day playing video games.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/blog/busted_racquet/post/Andy-Murray-gets-dumped-for-playing-too-many-vid?urn=ten,206655

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@dom. Well spoken, I am afraid I live that same type of live, a shame it is but as long chiks still digg me thats all that matters.

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It used to be video games were only played by kids. Now because of the advancement of technology in terms of realistic graphics and other factors, the market has extended to adults.

And you may be wondering what’s wrong with playing video games if you’re an adult.

The stigma is no longer there. It’s fun, it’s something to do when you get back from work, something to do with your friends when they come over, etc.

It seems harmless at first, but when you dig a bit deeper, you begin to find the subtle harmful effects of it.

First off, like any drug, it provides escape from the real world.

And there’s nothing wrong with that once in a while. We do it all the time when we watch movies or a TV show or read a novel.

But if you keep on doing that, if you keep on trying to escape the real world through video games, what do you find?

It slowly BECOMES your world.

You get addicted to it because you find the video game world much “better” than the real world.

After all, in the video game world, it doesn’t take much to become a “winner”.

To be somebody.

To be a hero.

It’s instant gratification to attain that status. Move around a joystick and press some buttons at the right time and bam – you can be somebody.

If you can be a hero in a video game, then why bother with the real world?

Why bother trying to improve when you can be a hero just by pressing some buttons at the right time?

You begin to subtly equate in your mind that becoming a hero is easy. It’s instant. And I use the hero term broadly here.

You can be a Superbowl champ. Be a leader of a clan. A general of an army.

That kind of endowment of virtual status distracts from the real world and cuts any ambition at the knees to improve in it.

Moreover, to rub more salt in the wound, you don’t even have that much time to devote in improving your life in the real world. The video games take up that precious time. And it’s not like you can cut it cold turkey. It’s meant to be addicting as well. The video game industry spends a lot of time and money to see how they can stimulate your mind to produce feel good chemicals when playing their games because after all, it’s good business. That makes you want to buy the next game and the next and the next gaming console as well, ensuring long term profits for those companies.

Young boys today are particularly susceptible to this. By constantly playing video games, they become stuck in this alternate world, where they are somebody, all the meanwhile, forgoing any desire to step up in the real world, delaying their evolution into becoming men.

And if some of them muster up the courage to try to step up in the real world, they find it’s hard to do so, so they inevitably retreat back into tot he safety cocoon of the video game world where everything is soft and easy and can be attained through the pressing of a few simple buttons.

Like all drugs, video games seem harmless at first.

You try it out a little because you hear people say it’s good.

Experiment just to see what it’s like.

You find it’s pretty good.

So you try a bit more.

And a bit more.

And a bit more.

Until you’re free falling down this slippery slope that you don’t realize until you hit rock bottom.

And the climb up becomes twice as hard, because you never really experienced “physical climbing”.

Only “virtual climbing” with a push of a few easy buttons.

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sometimes. too much of everything is bad but some games are good for the brain.

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The big problem with Game is addiction.

Another thing game do is improve your knowledge in your line of interest i.e

If you enjoy violence if you play violent game it will reflect in your life.

Enjoy driving race cars like I do, game playing improves desire for more speed while driving on the road.

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In short, if games make people dumb I believe scientists won't encourage the playing. 'cos there are some article that advices that parent should get games for their children.

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One side effect to game playing is anger "The game you play the more you are prone to getting angry".

Before you call me a liar, here is an example:

Ever been distracted or called upon to do something that requires you to leave what you are doing or stop the game you are playing; "You know what happens at that point in time".

You are the judge.

Am I right or am I right?

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Na wa oh. . .

Seeing loads of Boys this/gals this thread on NL

This one in particular is plain pointless. . .lol. . .If games make guyz dumb. . .Gossiping,makeup etc etc makes gals dumber lol. . .

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Yes . . makes them dumb and hare brained!

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I guess you're new on Nairaland. anyhow shaa, you're welcome!

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some pple really need to be flogged for some dumb comment.

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Video games rocks! ! I always play soccer in my hostel even during my final exams in the university , i also played in the Law school whilst guy were busy cramming and memorizing.I beg, My kids must play games oh.

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Abegi. Both reading Romance novels and playing videogames make us smarter. The novels improve vocabulary. Videogames do too. After all, they do have storylines and they're mostly narrated, and the factual ones are like interactive history classes (earlier call of duty games and medal of honour and others) and they help the brain, hand-eye coordination, reflexes among other things. Books help too, but I'd say gaming helps better. Until it becomes an addiction that is. lol

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I don't think there's maturity in this thread, Someone once posted, " does romance novel make women silly?" Now here is another one to the opposite sex " Does computer game make men silly?". Both thread are very silly and immature.

I don't know if the poster knows anyone who computer games has made silly. On the contrary, games like scrabble, chess and sudoko whether played on computer or board helps in brain development. QED

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That would depend on what kind of computer games, although it does not make them dumb, but somewhat act obnoxious. Certain strategy games makes people guys even more intelligent because before you execute, you have to think outside the box.

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Oga Seun. . . i need to change my nick o,pls help me! fanx

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@Seun

I thought i was the only one who noticed.

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I would say that video games are terrible for kids especially for those who have attention deficiency disorder (ADD), i knew a kid who was always like this. Wherever he went he was always punching and kicking the air and simulating video game enviroments. Video games are a factor that makes young students not to pay attention in class.

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it won't but u will want to play it all the time

i played game for 2 days witout eating wen i wanted to end god of war. but my grade were still high

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Really?And what "social skill[/b]s" are you talking about? Is it interacting with people? Getting laid? Hanging out with the guys? Mixing up at the work place?Interacting with family?Which skills?Good lord.Save me from [b]IGNORANT PEOPLE! ! !

I hate to break it to you but i think you're absorbing everything you read on surveys and on TV.

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Games do not make guyz dumber, only cripples their social skills which, fortunately, most recover from after a while.

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yes,it can make them dumb like dondy and like a big goat.hissssssssssssssssssssssss.WHAT A silly QUESTION.

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Nope i dont think so, but never liked computer game just a waste of time,

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Thank you very much.Even the latest drones being used to take out high ranking militants in the middle east are operated like video games e.g the drones are controlled with a joystick, the soldier stares at the screen (just like a video game) and drops bombs when they see targets.Like i said before, VIDEO GAMES ARE NOT MEANT FOR DULLARDS! ! !

Period!

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@ poster

wrong, computer games when used appropriately have been proven to improve ones logical thinking and thats why the USA special forces and various other units use it to train their agents

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Has anyone noticed that most of the people who feel video games are dumb are female?

The rest are feminist males or nkwobi/palm wine folk.

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Thank you jare.It's only BRAIN DEAD people with an IQ lower than 40 that can refer to video games as being dumb.

If you are someone that cannot make heads or tails about games, simply keep watching your nollywood movies,watching E! channel and reading trash magazines.No one's discriminating but don't come here and talk poo about what you have no idea of.

Rubbish!

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Make no mistake about it.VIDEO GAMES ARE INTELLECTUAL hobbies.It's not for DUMB people.Most of the games i play are not always fun.They actually force me to think,act fast,plan stagetically,form alliances and so on.Maybe you are talking about the old mario bros games or perhaps car racing games (which are actually fun).I play more of strategy/combat games.I can go on and on about games but like they say WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW, YOU DON'T KNOW.There is no point explaining video games to someone who hasn't bothered picking up a pad and playing for 10 mins.In between, its a hobby not a life or death thing like some posters are making it up to be.

Actually, i considered designing a simple 8-bit game as my project back in my university days .I studied computer engineering in ESUT and graduated in 2003.

Games are NOT for dumb people (especially games of today)

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'S ok, not here to argue with u . But when you kept going on about games like it was some deeply intellectual activity, I had to comment. [/b]I thrive on the entertainment and gossip channels, but what has that got to do with the issues involved here?? I'm sure if computer games were a course in school none of you would enjoy it so much

Make no mistake about it.[b]VIDEO GAMES ARE INTELLECTUAL hobbies.It's not for DUMB people.Most of the games i play are not always fun.They actually force me to think,act fast,plan stagetically,form alliances and so on.Maybe you are talking about the old mario bros games or perhaps car racing games (which are actually fun).I play more of strategy/combat games.I can go on and on about games but like they say WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW, YOU DON'T KNOW.There is no point explaining video games to someone who hasn't bothered picking up a pad and playing for 10 mins.In between, its a hobby not a life or death thing like some posters are making it up to be.

I'm sure if computer games were a course in school none of you would enjoy it so much

Actually, i considered designing a simple 8-bit game as my project back in my university days .I studied computer engineering in ESUT and graduated in 2003.

Games are NOT for dumb people (especially games of today)

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An the chess you mentioned is what? What is chess called?

A GAME! ! !

And watching E! Channel,reading fashion mags,senseless nolly wood movies is saving the world right? Good God! ! !

Na wa for d people oooo!

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@Topic

I think this topic is an indirect complaint about some girl who isn't getting enough attention from her man so to her, that's "dumb" (typical "womanesse reasoning).I have been playing video games from the days of Atari,NES,Gameboy,Sega master system and today, i have wrecked 2 xbox 360's (thanks to the "rings of death) and i'm on a PS3.

I don't mean to brag but i know i am way way way way way smarter than 90% of people on NL.Most people on here are dumb (e.g the poster hence the dumb posts).Anyone who thinks video games is dumb is actually the dumb Bottom coz their sponge brains can't analyze what's going on.All their brains can decipher is an over grown "boy" staring at the big screen and punching buttons aimlessly (anyone who reasons like this needs a head transplant).Have you ever played or seen Assassins creed?Have you seen Metal Gear 4 being played on PS3?Silent hill 2 (homecoming) has been in my crib for almost a year coz i am not "smart enough" to end it. . .lol

On a more serious note, games engage your brain and there are thousands of scientists out there that will actually explain to you how playing video games boosts the mind.I didn't have time to search too much on Google but here is one or two sites you can get some info from :

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Health/story?id=814080&page=1

http://news.illinois.edu/NEWS/08/1211gamers.html

On a more personal note, my woman loves to watch E! Channel,Read OMG online,fashion TV,Africa magic,Africa magic plus (anything with gossip stories in it).I personally see that as dumb but i also understand that everyone's different especially when it comes to gender.Women LOVE gossip.Men love to engage their minds.Go figure.

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pls i need a self reliance person hwo is intrestedin self employment and also interested in farming business,it is not matter where you come from, sex,what you need is full intrst in self employment,and hard working. pls no 419 pertiners,i discover tha nigerans need join ventures if we want to gow up.send ur coment to bolarious1@yahoo.com.

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Once i saw the header of this post i was 99% sure it was a babe, u babes shud just leave us guys with our computer games, Cartoons(for some of us),beer and our football alone, abeg

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Not really but when you get adapted to anything is affect one for real.

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check texazzpete and dakmanzero

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its true.

i am living proof.

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How the hell did you decrypt emiles e mail

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@ edoyad, u are spot on. i wondered why someone would ask such an obviously annoyin question.

Insight ko, insight ni, na una sabi, guys would always defend themselves.

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Na lie, it makes me relax my mind, and more calculative, the more diff d game is. E beta pass film.

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Mind you it gives them new insight on how to handle issues,

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If a person is dumb, the person will always be a dumb##s either a gamer or not. I don't think games make people dumb, I use to av friends that will play Age of Empire, Football Manager, burnout, etc for 18hrs a day while also stabbing class, they were not the best in class but I admired them, they were good planners, good team leaders ,good with details etc, If they want to read, they read long hours at a stretch.

Games have their disadvantages but adding dullness to a person personality is not one of its disadvantages.

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