Whether it's on a scale from one to ten or a measure of your own, how important (or unimportant) are video games to your life? On a similar topic, are other media outlets such as movies or TV important to you?
Not personally important-- except for the fact that one of my sons makes a good living from a a company that makes such games.
I almost never go to movies or watch them on TV. I watch some TV, but could live without it.
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I don't play games on tv or on computer any longer. I think if done in moderation all children learn coordination skills and concentration skills. I also believe that violence is taught by some games. That I do not like. Game Stop has so many wonderful games and rentals and used games that it is becoming an epidemic here in USA. Great question, thanks.
Games,movies,tv in that order and id say about a 6 on important scale,i would rather spend time with my wife but its a nice way to unwind after a hard day at work!!
On a scale of 10, I would say 8.
I do not like TV that much anymore. I mainly only watch supernatural, and shows when I am in bed that's it.
The thing is, I can use a MIC, to talk to my friends on xbox live. So, its almost like a phone. Of course, thats not directly related to videogames. I like the party chat feature on Xbox Live.
I think they're great, but don't actually do it all that often compared to more serious gamers. I personally love the RPGs, and can easily get sucked in to those for hours if I let myself (though I can't do that all straight through, since I have little ones to take care of). We like to play some of those party games as a family too.
In our house, we have a 360, original xbox, wii, gamecube, gameboy advance and DS. We rarely get single player games, since we like to play them together. It's definitely a part of our family entertainment.
I'd say we're about a 5 or 6 on the scale for games. Probably a 6 for movies (we love watching them together several nights a week). Not huge on TV, but we do get into Smallville and I personally like The Vampire Diaries so maybe a 4 or 5 for TV.
RPG's in my opinion are the best. (most of them) You actually have to think a lot more on RPGS. A lot of them have very good story lines, and there are certain chooses you need to make that affect the game.
Meh. I don't dislike video games but I don't really get into them. I played the Sims for a while when I was pregnant but returned it because I thought I got it in the wrong language and the guy at Game Stop laughed at me.
I got Zumba the other day and it was fun until it was not fun. Too hard.
Race car games are fun until you get turned around or stuck in a corner and can't get out.
Love movies! Love to go the the theater, love watching flix by myself, love documentaries, love loud action/adventure movies but don't like hard core horror flix like Saw.
Video games 3
TV 7, at the moment I am hooked on Ice Road Truckers Deadliest Roads where they are in India. It stresses me out!
Wish Heroes would come back, what happened to Heroes? I miss Heroes.
We have a Wii game. It sits on the shelf gathering dust until the grandkids visit.
I love video games. I work 12,5 hours a day, and I like NOTHING better than coming home at 11 in the evening and playing a good game of Halo or Grand Theft Auto! I even have GTA in my iPhone!
Movies in all forms (cinema, DVD, whatever) are something I enjoy. I'd say 4, maybe 3 (because there's a lot of other stuff I see as more important, in terms of free time). (As compared to the Internet, which I'd give a 12 to ).
Television: 6 in terms of wanting access to it in case there's something I want to watch on it. 1 or 2 as far as how important having it on is in my life.
Video games: Negative 50. Other than buying my eldest son some Nintendo games when he was around 12/14 years ago, and buying my younger children two or three preschooler games around the same time; I haven't touched, seen, or bought a video game in over 15/20 years.
Where are all my gamers?!! Come on guys, put down the controllers once in a while
on a scale of 1-10 video games are a 30. My dad raised all us kids as gamers. It's a great way to have fun with family and friends.
Pretty darn important, i think they offer us a way to mentally engage in scenarios and adventures that could never happen in the real world, and if done well are almost like a world within world.
I love relaxing at home playing video games, but it's very easy to become addicted so it's important to take breaks every once in a while.
not important at all. TV either, unless they bring back battlestar galactica
I think around a 7 is probably about right for me. It's nice to unwind a bit after a long day. We also don't have cable, so save for watching Netflix when new movies are available, entertainment here is pretty slim.
I need to get back to the library for some new books. I've run out of reading material so I've been playing online more than I usually do.
im not much into it. but my friends love it. they got big tvs and play over the internet against others.
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