Provide reason on your vote please :)
Most Helpful Girl
Swings and roundabouts. I'm not a super keen video gamer - I play them now and again but being with my gaming mad boyfriend (who has admitted he is addicted) I can understand them more.
Let's start with the negative. From my viewpoint, and probably many others out there, it can be very annoying. I will do the dishes, and cook the dinner and clean the flat while my boyfriend games unnoticed to what I'm doing. Even if he does twig he will "help as soon as I've done this level". Unfortunately due to my job I'm a very quick cleaner and also pretty good at juggling lots of chores at once. By the time he's done, I'm almost finished. Normally I don't mind because our agreement is I do the chores and he pays for the upkeep, but it still grates sometimes.
I also don't get much time with him talking to him and being a couple. He gets home an hour before I do and he will be online with his friends from 4pm until 11pm with a break for dinner. I work weekends so we don't see each other then either. I mostly see the back of his head.
On the flip side, my boyfriend is not a very social person (unlike me). So for him, it's a way to keep in touch with his few friends spread across the country. They talk and catch up while they game and hey, they're having fun. At least he's there and not balls deep in a woman right?
Also, he performs an inane job. Like really, there is no point to his job, he doesn't do anything for 90% of the time, and he hates it. Gaming is his way of blowing off steam and forgetting about the day.
It's also been important for him - he didn't finish his degree and he didn't know what to do. He doesn't want to continue his job but it's made him think about what he wants in the future. He's actually just enrolled on a new course, which is 3D graphic design, stemming from games. So gaming and the increase of graphics has helped him find a career path.
I voted for yes. I believe they have a place in the world.0
Most Helpful Guy
No, they provide no skills useful in real life and are a huge distraction for every success.3