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Xbox-or video games in general...

Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by EJO, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. EJO

    EJO Hellafreak

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    Got a question for anyone who cares to take a stab at it.
    What is the general feeling of Xbox video games of video games in general?
    Evil?
    Addictive?
    Waste of Time?
    I love IT!
    Where is my controller?
     
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  2. f U z ! o N

    f U z ! o N I fall like a sparrow and fly like a kite

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    wheres my controller! LOL
     
  3. LukeBritt

    LukeBritt Active Member

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    I like video games, especially baseball, but they are a waste of time.
     
  4. £amb

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    I have a gamecube. Some of the games available are quite graphic and gruesome. I play it just to have fun. The games I play are not bloody graphic or anything like that. I have a 10yr. old who plays it too, but I have to be very limited on his time and what kind of games are allowed in the house. The other thing I have to be careful with is the time limit. It is very addicting and can get in the way of everything...including time with God. It in a sense can become an idol. LOL...sometimes I bow down to it when I finally get through an area I've been struggling with. ^_^ Just teasing....
     
  5. butterfoot

    butterfoot Formerly Known as cameronw

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    While I do enjoy playing my Xbox they are a bit of a waste of time. But then so is television watching Soaps or other type TV shows. Same goes with movies they would be a waste of time to. While it is important to use games as entertainment sometimes chores go undone because of them but I would have to say the same thing about TV and movies.


    -cw
     
  6. EJO

    EJO Hellafreak

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    How much gaming is too much.
    I was listening to a radio program talk about how addictive video games are. It was interestinjg and not really suprising either.
    Remember Tetris on Game Boy back in the day? How many hours I spent playing it,a dn then dreaming about it when I went to bed.
     
  7. Paleoconservatarian

    Paleoconservatarian God's grandson

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    Time-wasters, and definitely dangerous. There are too many people whose whole lives revolve around their video games.
     
  8. Shok

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    When I was a kid it was Dungeons and Drangons. Every generation has its vices. Whats next, teens with Texas Hold 'em addictions?? The more things change the more they stay the same. Just remember the big picture: this generation needs salvation and Christ in their life just as much as the previous.

    Shok
     
  9. LamorakDesGalis

    LamorakDesGalis Well-Known Member

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    I go a bit further back than that, to Pacman, Space Invaders and the other "original" video games that cost a single quarter to play. :D The games were fun and helped alleviate the stress in my life at the time. Soon I began taking some games seriously, and at one point reached the highest level on Pacman. That's when my interest in video games fell off, when (like you) I was dreaming about them. I "retired" while some of the guys I played with would play the same thing over and over for hours and hours. One guy claimed he played the same game for over 13 hours on a single quarter. :eek: So yeah, I'd say some of these guys were addicted to video games, but the root of the addiction is in the person, not the games themselves.

    What I learned about my experiences is that the only accomplishment in video games (and computer games) is "virtual." Its the same feeling I got from watching a movie like Rocky - I felt a sense of accomplishment, but I didn't actually do anything. So really video games are just a mildly active form of entertainment, not something which "defines" who I am. IMO entertainment should be used for the occasional restorative in our lives rather than be the perpetual pursuit.

    At home we have an XBox, and we don't have to police the kids time on it, they moderate themselves very well. What I like about the XBox is when its played, its a social event, like playing dominoes or card games. I can join right in with the kids in multiplayer mode and we all have a good time. To my kids its really just one of several forms of entertainment.

    LDG
     
  10. CM

    CM Bow to the Eggman Empire

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    Eh, video games own >:O

    I see nothing wrong with them, unless you go around jumping on felid mice calling them goombas.

    ToS, Re4, Sonic >
     
  11. neverforsaken

    neverforsaken Proud American now and always

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    Xbox is cool. Morrowind has to be one of my favorites and the madden series is great. but PS2 has the best RPGs IMO (and im an RPG nut)
     
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