I agree...video games are for oversized kids

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    You're no good at games, are you? And you don't read either, or you would know that books also "suck you in" and take hours and hours and hours getting personally involved in what you call lies and what Stephen King calls "the truth behind the lie."

    Video games are not for losers, games are for winners, or people don't keep playing. Young men (mostly) are making fortunes playing eSports and making gamer videos that sell ads. Last week the WSJ did an A-column about a young man who has saved plenty already to put himself entirely thru 4 years of college from the year off he took to play eSports (he's good), fighting his family the whole way, but now his dad admits he clearly was wrong and his son knew what he was doing.

    There is incredible money in games now. And books and books on gaming theory, and many courses taught. It's a very fast-growing job opportunity, the art, the design, the coding, the animation, writing, acting. Gaming will soon be bigger than movies in the economy, IMO.

    But people like you will miss out, because you miss out on everything that's new.
     
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    Whoa, you played Kingdoms of Amalur? We LOVED that game. There was some mysterious but bad scandal attached to the company, which folded immediately upon releasing the game, I read, barely ahead of the sheriff, so I found it in a $9.99 close-out box at Best Buy and I couldn't believe how good it was, elaborate and creative, strange and wonderful art.
     
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    Yeah, comic books are the real stuff...
     
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    There were board games found in King Tut's tomb. Humans have played games forever. Funny no one is berating people for playing board games now. Video games are just games that are alive where the person can 'enter' the world in the game.

    And the gaming industry makes more money than the movie industry.

    Add in theater, sports, and every other type of entertainment. People have spare time and like to be entertained. You prefer to sit in a dark room thinking how miserable you are. No problem.

    That you have a need to complain about everyone else is quite entertaining.
     
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    I agree but some don't fit the stereotype!
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