I think that's a good point. From the other perspective though, I think some parents would like to blame the video games for such behavior, rather than themselves or something else. Games are an easy target for such things, I suppose.Originally Posted by Descended From Darkness
Also a good point. But then again, what of the people who play World of Warcraft 10 hours a day, 7 days a week? Of course, not many people fit that bill, but when you watch news stories about gamers, people usually take the most extreme example and generalize. Could this be a possible reason for such stereotypes?That's a comment overly religious, ignorant, and most Southern people who don't like change would say. Trust me my dad's an engineer he has to deal with it everyday.
I've read some stories about how DDR can be almost as beneficial fitness wise to using tread mills.DDR is hard. You try playing "Drop the Bomb" on Challenge Mode in DDR Extreme. You will lose more pounds doing that than playing the Wii.
...but anyways. I think the point some are making is that DDR and such games aren't like ball room dancing. Basically, there are games that emulate a skill, but aren't skills themselves that are applicable to real life, and yet they sometimes replace those.
I read a story recently about certain bars(It might have been karaoke bars, specifically, can't quite remember), that rather than have live performers, installed Guitar Hero in the place, and everyone was playing that instead. From this, maybe the arguement is that gamers are content with emulations over the real thing because its easier.
Definately a true statement. Most movies and other media come under a minimal amount of scrutiny(When was the last time someone heard that people who watch movies are bad people?), but gamers take flak from a lot of people, developers don't really get the recognition that other creaters in media get(Everyone knows Speilberg, but would random passerbys know Miyamoto?), and most truths about gaming are misconstrued constantly by those who haven't played them. In this way, I think the games industry could do more to shape up its image(No number of "Wii is good for health!" news bits can combat the onslaught of "Someone got killed. We found a PS2 in the murderer's room, it was games!" as it is.).I think people should stop whinning about gaming.
I hope I caused no misunderstandings, I'm currently playing the role of Devil's Advocate for the sake of discussion. I disagree with most, if not all of my points, after all.Originally Posted by P.R. Princes