Sean Neely

Castle Rock, CO, United States

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Sean Neely
Posted over 2 years ago
Debate: Video games are the drug of the century
Trust me I myself played WoW for a long time! I don't think all games are bad and entertainment is a bad thing. But just like the amount sedatives given before surgery it needs to be the right amount and to much sedative can result in a coma and to little could result in a really shitty surgery. Just like everything else in the world there needs to be a balance between too much and too little and there is nothing stopping people from throwing their lives away because of an addiction to a game. People don't know what too much gaming looks like and people need to be aware that video games are dangerous in excess....
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Sean Neely
Posted over 2 years ago
Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world
I agree those are all benefits of video games but realistically how many people are using video games to obtain those benefits. There is nothing stopping people from abusing the use of video games to the point of addiction. Once the use of video games is taken to the point of addiction video games are essentially more damaging then beneficial. If you have statistics to prove your point please use them and source them thank you.
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Sean Neely
Posted over 2 years ago
Debate: Video games are the drug of the century
I see your point of view but as a person who played video games excessively and have also encountered drugs i personally see the similarities of video games and drugs to be numerous. I am not saying you are entering "an external world" I know i said that but that was a poor choice of words. According to http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/drugs/why-do-people-take-drugs.html people use drugs to experiment, fit in, escape, relieve boredom, to rebel, and to seem grown up. I would say that this is why majority of people play video games: to escape, fit in, relieve boredom. Personally i agree with the benefits of video games but realistically how many people are playing video games to build those characteristics. People arent intentionally using them for their benefits they are using them to enter an alternate world that allows them to create an "avatar". If we look at modern games like halo where it allows for the creation of a person to reflect you within the game and also allows for you to enter alternate worlds and make decisions in that world. People have the potential to benefit from video games just like beneficial painkillers after surgery but there is nothing restricting people from abusing the use of video games and the abuse of video games just like the abuse of painkillers has drastic consequences.