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fullmetal84 07-03-2007 09:07 AM

Gaming interfering with homework
 
This article states that a study found that children's time spent gaming meant less time reading or doing homework, but not less time with friends and family. http://news.com.com/Study+Video+game...l?tag=nefd.top

As one of the proud representations of the group that didn't spend a lot of time on homework, I must disagree with the article. As much as I would love to say that my reason for not doing homework was because i was "doing research" for my future career, I must say that it was the other way around; I played games because i spent less time doing my homework. I chose not to do homework for the simple fact that homework sucked, and games kick a$$.

As for nowadays, I don't know about everyone else, but games interfere with all aspects of my life. :p

-Jon Manafi

ronnoc10 07-06-2007 02:39 PM

Heh, good find! Games tend to get in the way of my homework, but even more problamatic, they spend alot of time keeping me from makeing games, or otherwise being productive.

I had to laugh at the 'less time reading', though.

fullmetal84 07-06-2007 02:46 PM

I know all about that interference thing. I've been trying to read up on game physics ever since the semester ended, and I had intentions to not only make an airplane physics demo, but me and a friend were supposed to either work on 2 game projects together(one for the XNA competition and one for fun), or just the one for the competition, I can't remember because I haven't talked to him at all this summer. I just feel so relieved to have no responsibilities taking over my time, I just get entirely wrapped up in games.

But hey, you know what they say about procrastinators...if you wait 'til the last minute, it only takes a minute.;)

h2osmack 07-08-2007 09:25 AM

I try my hardest to not play games when I should be doing something in the name of gaming :)
Maybe if schools made homework games!!! Whoever said you can't learn from video games is a fool. I've learn most of my history from Total War and Age of Empires :o

ronnoc10 07-09-2007 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by h2osmack (Post 571)
I try my hardest to not play games when I should be doing something in the name of gaming :)
Maybe if schools made homework games!!! Whoever said you can't learn from video games is a fool. I've learn most of my history from Total War and Age of Empires :o

Just as long as you don't start learning history from Warcraft or Stronghold: Legondes :P

h2osmack 07-10-2007 04:23 AM

Rofl!
I still havent seen any Tiberium yet! They lied!

HagNasty 07-13-2007 06:17 PM

In my experience I must say that games did take away from my homework time. But thats because I had no self control. I know a lot of people who would play games and stop for homework. Honestly though, there are only so many hours in a day and that means that playing a game for an hour means an hour of something else gone. What do kids hate most? More then likely doing schoolwork outside of school. At least thats how it was for me. I regret it now to be honest and have actually changed because of it. Now I read and study more then I play and I'm not even in school any more :p


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