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12-11-2008 @ 3:03PM
And she has a huge study backing this statement as wellFirst!!!
12-11-2008 @ 3:16PM
Upon further investigation, the study was found to have purchased more than 20 copies of WoW, BC, and WotLK and no less than 100 gamecards. When reached for comment, the individual answered with "FCC, Ni hao!"
12-11-2008 @ 3:20PM
Link to study please? In most cases online gaming does not "cause" college drop outs, however, obsessive/excessive game playing may be caused by the same thing that causes someone to drop out of college (too much stress/pressure? Unable to successfully manage time? Unable to cope with being responsible for one's self as an adult away from family for the first time? I'm making suggestions, not saying that these necessarily are the case in every situation of every college drop out). Because people who play excessively are often doing so to escape difficult real life situations. Playing excessively is a bad way to handle the difficult situation, but the situation causes the drop out, not the game. She'd be better off saying "irresponsible drinking causes college drop outs"... oh wait... the FCC doesn't control alcohol, so fearmongering about it won't serve her purposes...
12-11-2008 @ 3:56PM
totally agree with a lot of the posts herethe "game" is not the issue - the "individual" is. period. no questionI found WoW during my 2nd year of my B.Comm(H). I was (and still am) and active member of Canada's oldest Fraternity, i worked 25-30 hours a week, took a full course load EVERY semester, spent countless hours at the poker table, started chasing my future wife........etc etc Ton's of people have been here and succeeded - maybe its easier for some then othersFor me those 4 years were tough as hell, but always incredibly rewarding - I don't remember sleeping that much........If you can't prioritize and have poor time management you will always fail@ school, @ work, anywhereJust a thought, our North American culture seems to be getting lazy no? There is somewhere to place blame for everything, "its not your problem, you have X-condition and we have a new pill to cure you right up!"when did we lose personal accountability for our actions?
12-11-2008 @ 3:55PM
Ah, but when people fear, everybody wins, so fear monger away!
12-12-2008 @ 10:28AM
This truly makes me sick.Just like when you see a sob story in G Chat:"Hey guys I'm quitting wow, GL.""Why""I'm throwing my life away man!!!"L2 #$%ing balance work and entertainment. You fail at life.
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