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12-11-2008 @ 3:04PM
I failed out of college years ago because I was playing EQ too much. I'm sure some psychologist could find some anectdote for another reason I failed out, but I know it was because I spent too late of nights playing and caused me to sleep through classes. To say games have no affect on your college success, as this article attempts to say, is a little naive.
12-11-2008 @ 3:24PM
Ran you failed because you played EQ all night, I failed because I chased women & drank booze all night. Lets outlaw women and booze.
12-11-2008 @ 3:10PM
well that means you have a problem, not the game.
12-11-2008 @ 8:04PM
I lost nights of sleep and turned in papers late during college because of Civ III. But I don't blame the game -- it was my decision to mess around with a videogame rather than doing my work on time.
12-11-2008 @ 3:13PM
And it could be because your parents/teachers never taught you responsibility or how to set an alarm clock.
12-11-2008 @ 3:14PM
You're blaming a game you chose to play for your past failures? You chose to play, you weren't forced. Your outcome was the result of your actions. Stupid should hurt.
12-11-2008 @ 3:17PM
I figured this would get blown out of proportion. My comments did not say I blame the game for my failing out of college, I said playing games contributed to it. Do you honestly feel that games have 0% affect on college success? Games are naturally addictive to certain people and plays to that addictiveness, in turn affecting their RL.
12-11-2008 @ 3:23PM
The game didn't contribute to you failing. Your inability to correctly prioritize your time and do your work caused you to fail. That WoW is what you incorrectly gave time to does not make it the game's fault.Games don't fail college, people fail college.
12-11-2008 @ 3:25PM
What kind of fucking failure can't control their game playing?Seriously, letting a game screw up RL shit is just dumb. I'd say the same thing to somebody who says they are getting a divorce over a game. Your own fault, not the game, too bad so sad. Nobody to blame but yourself.
12-11-2008 @ 3:26PM
Well I dropped out of college last year, I played wow alot in college. But I can't blame that on it, The 2 years I was there I saw more people drop out from partying to much and drinking all hours of the night. Same reason I didn't do well, If you want to blame a game or alcohol go ahead but it was still your choice to leave. 20years from now you will be blaming your sucky life on a video game instead of trying to better your self.
12-11-2008 @ 3:39PM
While my friends were all playing WoW in college, I knew enough about myself that I couldn't dare start playing until I graduated. Now that I have graduated, I let myself play WoW.There used to exist a concept of personal responsibility. It's virtually extinct now, and it's sad. Its absence is also destroying this country.
12-11-2008 @ 3:42PM
Huh... well, some people can control themselves, some cannot. I, for one, had a 4.0 in my last two semesters of college while playing WoW./shrug
12-11-2008 @ 3:45PM
1) "I failed out of college years ago because I was playing EQ too much." 2) " My comments did not say I blame the game for my failing out of college, I said playing games contributed to it."Why would you try to completely change what you said when it's right there above you? You absolutely laid the blame of failing out of college on the games. Not even a good attempt to back-track.
12-11-2008 @ 3:56PM
When I was a college freshman 24 years ago I spent a lot of time reading Ringworld, Dune, Asimov's works, etc., and eventually I was warned by an older guy on the floor that a past roommate of his had to drop out because all he ever did was sit around reading SF novels.Did I curb my reading? Umm, not really, though I doubt it's the reason I got a 0.0 in Calc I since I still spent several hours every week trapped in a cubicle in the math building, trying to solve problems that made absolutely no sense to me. When it became clear that I was getting nowhere even during my second shot at the class I dropped out and got a BA at a more "local" college, and after decades trapped in the service industry I'm quite certain I'd be in the same spot I am right now if I'd just spent all my college money on a trip around the world and a really nice car.So beware of books, too, and don't forget to laugh at the end of "Cable Guy" when you are beat over the head with the message that sitting on your ass reading a book is so much better than sitting on your ass watching TV!
Candy is addictive too. Let's outlaw candy! and Cigarettes, and Alcohol!/sarcasm mode offPeople doesn't need a government to decide what is better for their health/economy. (Unless you live in a communist country).
12-11-2008 @ 3:59PM
What if you hadnt played any video games?? Bet you would have blamed it on something else....(I'm betting porn)This society makes me disgusted. McDonalds MADE me fat. The video games MADE me kill 13 people. Some people are born stupid and that folks, cannot be fixed.But its our flawed system that lets these people win lawsuits or run the streets after killing someone. So who's really to blame??
12-11-2008 @ 4:05PM
I played a lot of WoW in the last year before I dropped out, but that was not why I didn't go to class, it was just what I did when I wasn't going to class. If I didn't have WoW, I would have just watched TV, read a book, drank (like a lot of people did) instead.The problem was indeed my priorities, that collage wasn't the top, not what it was that I put above it.
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