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How Imporant are Video Games to You?

  1. FunabashiJ profile image59
    FunabashiJposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image97
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      Welcome to HubPages!  If these are the subjects you are writing about, I'm sure you will find many, many people who are interested.

    2. onceuponatime66 profile image60
      onceuponatime66posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. warchild75 profile image78
      warchild75posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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!!

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      Jake Gene Barnesposted 7 years agoin reply to this


    5. David 470 profile image84
      David 470posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    6. nell79 profile image80
      nell79posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. David 470 profile image84
        David 470posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.


        Mass Effect
        Dragon Age

        1. nell79 profile image80
          nell79posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          That's what great about them. And it makes you get more play out of it too because you can go back and make different choices the next time.

          We love the Fable ones here too. Very addictive!

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    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. big_smile

    I got Zumba the other day and it was fun until it was not fun. sad  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
    Movies      10
    TV          7, at the moment I am hooked on Ice Road Truckers Deadliest Roads where they are in India.  It stresses me out!

    Love Chuck!
    Wish Heroes would come back, what happened to Heroes?  I miss Heroes.

  3. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    We have a Wii game.  It sits on the shelf gathering dust until the grandkids visit.

  4. NewYorker profile image62
    NewYorkerposted 7 years ago

    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!

  5. Lisa HW profile image80
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    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  lol).

    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.

  6. evvy_09 profile image76
    evvy_09posted 7 years ago

    Where are all my gamers?!! Come on guys, put down the controllers once in a while smile   
    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. 

  7. Mikeydoes profile image76
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    Sitting and playing video games is the life.

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    Aleister888posted 7 years ago

    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.

  9. Digital Friend profile image60
    Digital Friendposted 6 years ago

    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.

  10. princess g profile image60
    princess gposted 6 years ago

    not important at all. TV either, unless they bring back battlestar galactica

  11. nlthomas profile image59
    nlthomasposted 6 years ago

    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.

  12. jokeapptv profile image60
    jokeapptvposted 6 years ago

    im not much into it. but my friends love it. they got big tvs and play over the internet against others.