I am interested in knowing how much of people's life went wasted playing videogames.
My friend has played League of Legends for 2 years, and has spent approximately 4,000 hours in League of Legends, which is roughly 6 months of his life.
I have made some calculations of how much I've played:
Approx. 600 hours into pokemon (calculated off game time)
Approx. 5,000 hours into Urban Rivals.
Approx. 4,380 hours into Call of Duty.
Approx. 2,000 hours into various other games (flash games, etc.)
Approx. 533 hours into League of Legends.
Added up: 12,513 hours.
Calculation: 12,513 divided by 24 divided by 12= 43.44 months of gaming, which is approximately 3 years, 7 months, and 14 days of gaming.
So end result: I spent 3 years, 7 months, and 14 days so far wasted on videogames.
This is only a rough estimate, and I made this to make people realize how long they spend playing videogames over whatever else they should be doing
Time spent gaming isn't wasted to me. If I didn't want to game, I wouldn't.
Probably over an entire year spent gaming, considering how much of my time I've put towards all games in over a decade.
If any time was wasted, I'd say it was putting in extra effort in public school before I understood that the system was broken. But even that is something I learned from, so I wouldn't change it if I could.
I suppose gaming is considered time wasted because you gain nothing other than entertainment out of it. Well back in the day you couldn't gain anything from playing Rayman on PS1 but now days there is a lot of options on online games and potential to earn a fair chunk of coins from doing it, just the older generation don't understand that but you can't blame them, most worked from the age of 14, some younger
Anyone would say that I've wasted too many hours on games. But all my 'wasted' hours on games, especially UR, have helped me through my three years of University, believe it or not. I would always mention it to my lecturer in regards to what I could write about in my essays (one of them was on whether video games gave a postmodern response to religious diversity. Heck, Aniki got mentioned by name in an example) and whilst I don't think she ever fully understood what I was on about, she always said that I seemed to have a good point.
Pokemon: my cousin and I challenge each other to see who can beat the old school games fastest then strongest, 6-8000
COD: not much 3-500 (do not own a ps3 I buy things when they are cheap)
PC online flash: 1000
U-R: I'm online all the time but more often chatting not battleing close to Pokemons Amount
Play station games b4 ps3: around Pokemons time
iPod: currently on iit, Pc online flash + (U-R/2) = 4500
All my time in hrs.
You don't really gain nothing from playing video games. Like what Thara's essay shows, games only seem useless to those who don't enjoy them. On a game so heavily based on real-world culture, you can take many lessons from it.
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