Adults Do Not Play Video Games

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    First off, video games are nothing more than toys. They are for passing time, they are games, and they deal in fantasy. They are the very definition of what makes up a toy. Playing video games is no different than playing with Legos of Lincoln Logs.

    Are these toys some more advanced than children's toys? I know that "gamers" will say yes. However, you have got o remember that kids 10-12 years old play the same video games that adults do and they play them just as well or better. I have kids and they have friends. Unfortunately I have to shell out money to buy these things. Occasionally I am subjected to having to play with them in the execution of dad duties.

    Thus, "gamers" are spending hours playing with toys that are enjoyed regularly by children in the 10-12 year old age group.

    Now imagine how it would be perceived if adults were playing with other toys routinely enjoyed by kids in the 10-12 year old age group. Here are some of those kiddie games and activities:

    - riding bikes
    - playing pretend war
    - making and flying paper airplanes
    - playing with toy cars and RC cars
    - playing hide and seek
    - throwing around a football
    -playing dodgeball

    If an adult were to regularly engage in these activities they would be referred to a mental health professional for an evaluation. They would most certainly be deemed a man-child or woman-child and appropriately shunned by society.

    Thus, I submit that adults playing video games for the purpose of personal amusement have got something seriously wrong with them on a psychological and/or emotional level. One would think that something traumatic happened in their childhood to arrest their development, such as sexual abuse. But, frankly, childish behavior and immaturity seems to be widespread, and even embraced, by today's millennial kids.

    Whatever the case, clearly we have failed our children and our nation by producing an entire generation of slobbering morons who still play with children's toys well into adulthood.
     
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    Or like watching football, right?

    Wait?

    Nope, same thing - you are just an idiot.
     
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    Ironic that the OP has a game in his avatar.....
     
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    You do not know the definition of "irony", Honey.
     
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    Typical mindless defensiveness.
     
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    Riding bikes is a kiddie games and activity? Not hardly. Here I was under the impression that doing was great exercise and could be a career if one was good enough. lol.

    Everyone has their forms of escapism and for some this is their escape.
     
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    Do adults post on message boards? Cos they rank right up there with video games in wasting time, imo....
     
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    My 63 year old brother plays Battlefield 4 for hours on end. He's an artist and a photographer with a couple of college degrees. Well travelled with tons of friends. What's the big deal? :dunno:
     
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    Adults don't play video games? What a dumb thing to say
     
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    There is an audience rating for games just as with movies. Some games are rated for 'Mature' or over 17, some are rated 'Adult' or over 18. Rating categories, content descriptors, and interactive elements from ESRB

    Video games are not what they used to be. Super Nintendo is long gone although there are many similar available today for younger kids. The top rated video games of today tell a story just like a movie except you get to be in the movie.

    The Call of Duty franchise has sold almost 200 million copies in total with $11 billion in revenue. Most of the games rated M for Mature.

    Its simple, you don't like something don't do it. A lot of adults don't like reading. So don't read.

    To each their own!
     

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