Video games

Trudarknez

Chicken
Non-Christian
Didn't the Samurai have something similar to the original platonic homo-erotic teachter-pupil relation? There was this japanese writer who wanted to start a traditional revolution in the 1960s or 70s and then committed ritualistic suicide. I think, such stuff was going on in his circle.

Yes that is what I meant indeed. I think it comes from that original teacher-pupil dynamic and grew into a sub culture of some sorts. I think there is even a word for it.

You mean Yukio Mishima? He was an interesting fella.
 

Turretin

Sparrow
Protestant
Yes that is what I meant indeed. I think it comes from that original teacher-pupil dynamic and grew into a sub culture of some sorts. I think there is even a word for it.

You mean Yukio Mishima? He was an interesting fella.
That is the guy. There is a good movie about him. I forgot the title, but it is quite recent.
 

Caleb

Chicken
Catholic
God is calling me to testify the truth. Let me explain, video games are a distraction that inhibits me from bettering myself. There is a calling of music that I will express the praise and glory of God, since I’m not an out-going part of the body. You’ve told me how these games don’t translate to reality. I could n’t agree with you more. Whenever I’m playing video games, I curse in frustration because the game or the player is outperforming my abilities. Should I cut off my hand? If I can play games to distract me without using profanity, is it worth continuing for the enjoyment of succeeding? Moderation is key, but what could I be filling my time with? “Idle hands do the devils work “. Thank you for being there. God bless.
 
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MichaelWitcoff

Hummingbird
Orthodox
God is calling me to testify the truth. Let me explain, video games are a distraction that inhibits me from bettering myself. There is a calling of music that I will express the praise and glory of God, since I’m not an out-going part of the body. You’ve told me how these games don’t translate to reality. I could n’t agree with you more. Whenever I’m playing video games, I curse in frustration because the game or the player is outperforming my abilities. Should I cut off my hand? If I can play games to distract me without using profanity, is it worth continuing for the enjoyment of succeeding? Moderation is key, but what could I be filling my time with? “Idle hands do the devils work “. Thank you for being there. God bless.
Just get married. You won’t have time for games anymore, problem solved!
 

tothepoint

Woodpecker
Agnostic
It's the opposite actually. When you move in with a gf that cooks, cleans and does the groceries you'll suddenly find yourself with a lot of time.

Kids can be time consuming but you can drop them at the grand parents house from time to time. Around 8 or 9 you can start playing video games with them already :)

@Caleb, are you talking about online games ?

Just stick to single player, you'll either get bored or finish the game and move on. I never liked multiplayer games, there's no end to them and you don't get anything in return. You can be the best player in Counter Strike but unless you're making money, it's worthless. At least when you play something like Metro 2033 you get to experience a story.
 

Elipe

Pelican
Protestant
Just stick to single player, you'll either get bored or finish the game and move on. I never liked multiplayer games, there's no end to them and you don't get anything in return. You can be the best player in Counter Strike but unless you're making money, it's worthless. At least when you play something like Metro 2033 you get to experience a story.
I also like coop games these days. Coop gives you the benefit of multiplayer games without the grief that comes with competitive games.
 

presidentcarter

Ostrich
Protestant
Gold Member
I've bonded w/ countless friends, gfs, relatives by gaming with them. Mario Kart with four people all in the same room is still a blast, decades later. Especially in the winter or with older relatives who can't get out and play basketball with the kids anymore. But they sure can wii bowl and more grannies should play Animal Crossing if you asked me.

I don't get this idea of a shadowy loser sitting in the dark basement gaming by himself. I guess that's how a lot of people see it though. Start with Nintendo AAA title multiplayer games and go from there when playing with normies or kids. If we're all home I'd much rather play some Mario Party or Donkey Kong with the kiddos than sit through some Disney + garbage. It's about the most wholesome entertainment around unless you only stick with boardgames (which we still do a lot but does get old).

I think a lot of guys who are ex computer gamers have this really sour taste of gaming. They spent their teens casting spells on demons in warcraft or whatever and have never experienced the family friendly side of it.

Oh and don't let your wives or girlfriends talk you into selling all your stuff, but if she does...drop me a line I'm always in the market. :laugh:
 
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Valentine

Kingfisher
Catholic
Gold Member
Been playing a bunch of Space Station 13, Wild Rift and Minecraft lately with my girlfriend. And with my friends something new each week: most recently Gang Beasts, Borderlands 2 and Civilization VI.

I've got a bunch of single-player games I've played a few hours of and really enjoyed like Starsector, Disco Elysium and ULTRAKILL but I haven't found much time for them since whenever I do have free time it's usually spent playing games with others. Having co-op is now the feature I look for most when buying a new game because of this, so I'm especially excited for Elden Ring and Dying Light 2 coming out soon.
 
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