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Do games really make a better world?

Does really games makes better world?


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    Aug 15 2012: Even if games can cause some minor positive change to the world, that would be probably in an indirect way. And even then, probably there will be a heavy toll on the negative side. I think games nowadays come with unhealthy addiction and the only significant achievement a game has is wasting the valuable time of many of the young. I don't think games have been a good 'product' of humans towards a better world. I may even label video games as a "digital disease" in some extreme cases.

    Most games (songs and movies etc), if not all, are no more than lies and illusions. Games do not help improve the society. Nowadays, the game industry is 'mainly' using the worst practices and approaches possible to make as much money as possible while offering people nothing of real value. I think the game industry should be seriously more regulated and some companies should be sued.

    Very few games may be excluded from that, including games that are educational or have real life goals, like some simulators of environments and situations that are normally very hard or impossible to experience. Also 'games' as in physical sports and competitions are good.
    (Perhaps I should admit that I'm guilty of wasting much of my 'lifetime' on games when I was younger and that's one thing I deeply regret.)
    • Aug 17 2012: wow!I agree with you!
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      Aug 19 2012: Games are great, i have to agree they can be timeconsuming, yet i dont play those which play like action movies.
      Many games have a philosophical edge, or get us dreaming about a diffrent world.
      Thats not necessarily bad!

      Also realize that some of the most competetive games out there require you to achieve (mental) skills which through ordinary "sports" you wouldnt have a chance to grasp. Look for example at starcraft, a strategygame.
      You think off tactics, counters, you play around, search for exploits of the system, you see a strategy your unable to grasp and you recreate what happened. yet ofcourse in a kinda limited sphere but its enough to teach our brain efficient ways of thinking, and processing data.
      Nothing in our brain is specific as we go we automatically rely on skills weve learned before.

      Another example is minecraft a game in which everyone can outlive his creativity, heck theres even electronics in the game... and people actually started building computers inside a game and learned how circuits work, invented machines (yup inside a game... but thats better then inside the box right ;o) ).

      Ofcourse there are games which really dont require you to do anything you cant allready do and which are pure entertainment. But they aint all that bad, you can create action movies and you can create philosohical movies. You can even create those retarded lovestorys which noone seems to think off as bad.

      Its same with games, dont judge them if you dont know whats out there!
      There even are alot of "puzzlegames" out there which have quite some popularity are puzzles / quizzes bad now because they are built upon the same concept?
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        Aug 24 2012: Thanks for your opinion about games. I remember starcraft :)
        Well, perhaps I played games for the wrong reasons.
        I played strategy games for challenging situations that were not real. I played rpg games for stories that never happened. To be honest, I usually played when I was upset or a little depressed just as an escape from reality. It was no better than staring at colorful dots instead of dealing with problems.

        Most games are not designed to develop skills. They're just made so that game companies would get richer and gamers would lose their time. The wheel keeps turning as the companies find new victims to their trade. The moment one plays a game or watches a movie, one is simply letting himself be deceived. The worst thing is that all this is disconnected from reality, keeping one away from nature and the rules that govern it.
    • Aug 27 2012: video games cannot be dismissed as addictive, that would imply the body is used to them even adapted to the use of them. no video games aren't addictive as a long time gamer it has taught me language and math at a very young age as well as inspiring me to learn art, programming, environmental sciences, business, and innovative ideas that would change not just the gaming world but also reality before you centralize the word gamer to teenagers getting high and wasting time shooting each others avatars know that i play a game called the powder toy on pc free download that has allowed me to construct each and every category of power-plant using realistic elements, pieces, and items

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