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[–] 13063799 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

They aren't, but they can provide a fake sense of accomplishment that can be addictive.

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[–] BlueDrache 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Muh lootboxes!

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[–] ImPhilippe 12 points -10 points (+2|-12) ago 

They're a cancer on the human race. Instead of doing something productive you're wasting time literally doing nothing of value. The only excepts I can think of are Chess and strategy games like starcraft

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[–] fancypantsmanface 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Says the person taking time to bitch on the internet?

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[–] 13063880 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

I generally agree, and managed to break my addiction by moving to an unacceptably high ping location for several years. However, people that are "on" 100% of the time quickly burn out. "Murder simulators" have just as much strategy as chess, and everyone should have the choice to play or not.

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[–] piratse 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

This is a dumb person way to defend a shitty point. By your standard, anything man has ever done that wasn't directly related to productivity was a waste of time. And even then, your idea of productivity is wrong (which is defined as yielding results). What's the difference between spending a few hours enjoying a game and reading a book of fiction? I already know how to read, so there is no real value in a book of fiction. What's the value in sitting on my porch and having a cigar? Time to relax? Guess what video games are. Video games are just a way to unwind with the benefit of keeping your eye/hand coordination sharp. I spend a couple hours a week playing video games while talking with friends that have families and live in other parts of the US. I don't get to see them much, but I get to interact with them weekly while playing some games. What's the difference of men sitting in a tavern with a few beers and shooting the shit for hours? Spoiler: humans are not robots, we don't have to constantly be in a state of productivity. Also, I'm pretty sure you're trolling because you said starcraft.

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[–] CrudOMatic 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

video games are cancer, except for my favorite genres

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