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The Potential of Video Games

Re: The Potential of Video Games
April 25, 2012, 01:25:39 PM
Video games are like job training, especially the "team" games. Fallout 3 is like America in 20 years.

Re: The Potential of Video Games
April 25, 2012, 03:13:58 PM
Is this a troll thread?

If no, then : not. Quit them. Instead try
http://artofmanliness.com/2010/01/06/45-manly-hobbies/

The chasm has lost its charm.

Re: The Potential of Video Games
April 25, 2012, 04:18:26 PM
The chasm is making a huge effort towards regaining its charm.
But it needs your help.

Re: The Potential of Video Games
April 25, 2012, 04:50:56 PM
Is this a troll thread?

If no, then : not. Quit them. Instead try
http://artofmanliness.com/2010/01/06/45-manly-hobbies/

The chasm has lost its charm.


Bait accepted:

I play chess, read, do gardening, whittle, shoot (bows and guns - I only have an air rifle, myself, but my Uncle has shotguns and rifles which I use when we stay with his famly), hike/climb mountains, fish, write letters, did kickboxing and classical fencing until I went to Uni (no more time), know a shitload about alcohol and other drugs, make simple but tasty meals whenever I can be bothered, speak a fair amount of a stupid number of languages (10? 15?  I lost count), enjoy playing cards from time to time, have a 'blog', go paintballing every so often, I've already mentioned fencing, have a very good knowledge of my ancestry, and have been working with computers (and in "comp sci" in general) since the age of 10.

On top of that, I also play video games from time to time.  If you have a problem with that, come over here and out-man me.  I double-fucking-dare you : )

Edit: the reason for this post isn't to say "look at me, I'm amazing" - I am, we all know it, so that's fine.  The point of this post is to say "playing video games doesn't make you a wiener".  Ask Dinaric Leather - he knows a wiener when he sees one.

Edit 2: I also work out a fair amount, though I've been neglecting the gym recently and doing mostly bodyweight exercises (great for 'fitness', not so great for strength).  Funnily enough, I didn't see strength training on the list.  Also, what about chopping wood?  That's immensely fun.

Re: The Potential of Video Games
April 25, 2012, 04:57:07 PM
Still, there are internet users who do nothing else but play games, and shoot their fingers off on forums.
Such lowlifes are worthy of a bit of contempt.
You do archery? Good for you. I have a recurve and a longbow.
I'll bet you have a compound :)

Re: The Potential of Video Games
April 25, 2012, 05:03:26 PM
Unfortunately, I don't even have my own bow yet, and will likely get a crossbow before then.  For archery purposes, I go to places around the UK which rent out equipment for use on the premises, and have a few hours' worth of shooting with friends.  It's fun until someone suggests we try the longbow!

Re: The Potential of Video Games
April 25, 2012, 05:15:59 PM
Don't be a lazy fuckin' weiner :)
And you from the UK!
Where's your backbone? Remember Agincourt, Crecy, Poitiers...
I admit, longbows are real bears, at first, but once you build that atrophied little back-muscle, it all hangs together.
Every October 25th. sees me celebrating St. Crispin's Day, flying the cross of St. George, and reciting from King Henry V.
Tradition, don'tcha know?


Re: The Potential of Video Games
April 25, 2012, 06:22:41 PM
I remember playing Sonic the Hedgehog with Sega and listening to Dissection. Good times.

If I remember correctly I also drank hot chocolate.

Re: The Potential of Video Games
April 25, 2012, 06:24:33 PM
Wow. That took courage!
I don't think I've ever heard anybody, before, admitting to having drunk hot chocolate.