We’re losing a whole generation of young men to video games

This is a very important subject imho

I’m a few years older than Tom and I thank God I never grew up with the internet and computer gaming

We had to actually go outside, meet strangers at the park and form pick up football/basketball games and learn to communicate with real people ‘back in the day’…thats how we learned the art of conversation…and yes, how to meet girls and all that ‘stuff’

I’m glad this subject is geting exposure…I feel most of us on the forum are ‘older’ gamers but we all know people who fit into this category…I worked with a 30 something guy who was addicted to world of warcraft…I remember doing lunch with him and he was depressed…I told him he needed a girlfriend and he agreed…years later I found out he still playing wow and was bouncing between jobs

Those of us who had the foundation of living in a world devoid of 300 cable channels and internet porn, can see alot of things the young people will never see…they don’t know what a world is like without that stuff…we do

Yes, there is an existing topic for this here

I honestly can’t tell if you’re joking or not…

DIdn’t realize we had a thread already on this topic…my apologies…You can delete this then

That is up to @telefrog et al

Don’t they know that we were losing a whole generation to Rock ‘n’ Roll ???

I wish my life was so easy and complete I could start looking into and worrying about others’.

We have a couple of threads discussing this. The one @wumpus linked to and in the general video games journalism topic.

No need for an apology. You might not have known from the title on the other thread that it was about the topic you’re discussing. And as near as I can tell, they haven’t linked to the article you brought up. And they certainly didn’t include your comments on the article.

Some folks get their pants in a bunch when there are too many topics, as if they’re a non-renewable resources, but you can ignore them. Generally, we’ll let multiple threads fight it out among themselves. But if you want to hitch onto the other thread, feel free to cut and paste your initial post. I’m glad to have you weighing in with your thoughts.


Actually I had posted that same article in the other thread, but I agree if this thread was going to be closed, then at least we should have done one of those “merge thread” thingies where Bangorang1971’s post was at least added to the other discussion.