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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted June 08, 2006 14:18      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A detox clinic in the Netherlands is opening to help people kick the habit... of playing video games.

Here's the story.

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stevenback7
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Icon 1 posted June 08, 2006 15:15      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
"We have kids who don't know how to communicate with people face-to-face because they've spent the last three years talking to somebody in Korea through a computer," Bakker said. "Their social network has completely disappeared."

whats wrong with talking to someone from korea? i've learned so much from just talking to people around the world through video games.

but good program though, i know some people who can't put the controller down

plus i'm dutch, so go Netherlands!!!

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Jace Raven

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Icon 1 posted June 08, 2006 15:28      Profile for Jace Raven         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've learned some of my best trash talking skills from games like UT2K4 and Halo2. On top of that, it is a great to be able to sit down with the guys and Halo-it-up so to speak.

Outstanding networking tool, if used correctly.

"You never truely know someone till you frag 'em"

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Sxeptomaniac

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Icon 1 posted June 08, 2006 16:15      Profile for Sxeptomaniac   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
I've learned some of my best trash talking skills from games like UT2K4 and Halo2. On top of that, it is a great to be able to sit down with the guys and Halo-it-up so to speak.

Outstanding networking tool, if used correctly.

"You never truely know someone till you frag 'em"

I never did like trash talk much. Quite a few of the people on XBox Live just annoyed me, so I let my subscription lapse.

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Jace Raven

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Icon 1 posted June 08, 2006 19:57      Profile for Jace Raven         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
I've learned some of my best trash talking skills from games like UT2K4 and Halo2. On top of that, it is a great to be able to sit down with the guys and Halo-it-up so to speak.

Outstanding networking tool, if used correctly.

"You never truely know someone till you frag 'em"

I never did like trash talk much. Quite a few of the people on XBox Live just annoyed me, so I let my subscription lapse.
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Swiss Mercenary

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Icon 1 posted June 09, 2006 12:50      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Symptoms of addiction are easy to spot, Bakker says. Parents should take notice if a child neglects usual activities, spends several hours at a time with the computer and has no social life.
Errr, well if you change the word 'child' for 'person' I think that describes most computer geeks, well I know that it pretty well describes me. [Eek!]

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Mac D
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Icon 1 posted June 09, 2006 13:12      Profile for Mac D     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
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Symptoms of addiction are easy to spot, Bakker says. Parents should take notice if a child neglects usual activities, spends several hours at a time with the computer and has no social life.
Errr, well if you change the word 'child' for 'person' I think that describes most computer geeks, well I know that it pretty well describes me. [Eek!]
Swiss, We are still going to reffer to you as a child.

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Thorned0Fortress
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Icon 1 posted June 09, 2006 18:38      Profile for Thorned0Fortress   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I posted an article about that on one of my sites a while back .

Also last year I did a short essay on Super Nintendo, lol, and was suprised at all of the health warnings.

*edit*
I know the article^ is not about the original topic.

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maybe.logic
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maybe.logic
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Icon 1 posted June 10, 2006 03:14      Profile for maybe.logic     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think I would be a lot more worried about peoples eye-sight, sat in front of computers that much, than there social life.

I would be worried about an agraphobics social life, but most "addictivie" gamers have to interact with other on a daily basis, so personally I shouldnt have thourght that their social life is going to damaged by playing on games.

Very interesting article though, I would never have thourgh there would be this much attention shed on the matter, only my mum telling me too get of the computer.

Detox?: - Its not heroin! [crazy]

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