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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


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

Says the person taking time to bitch on the internet?


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

I come to voat to hear about the latest nigger atrocities, laugh at/be abhorred by fat people, and keep an eye on political discourse.

There are certainly more useful things I could be doing right now. But honestly: after studying for classes for my masters, working a full time job, and trying to learn new languages, I feel pretty goddamn alright with wasting some of my time on largely meaningless bullshit.

Yes, you should strive to be productive with most of your time. But if you're always "on" every waking moment, you're going to burn the fuck out, unless you're part of some probably small percentage of the population that can handle that. Calm down and smell the roses sometimes, you know?


[–] 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.


[–] 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.


[–] ImPhilippe 8 points -8 points (+0|-8) ago 

Thinkn what ever you want nigger, I aint reading your long ass comment.


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

video games are cancer, except for my favorite genres



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

my fav game is no limit poker