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  1. LoseWeightWithAng says

    Gaming is great! It gave me something to bond with my siblings over as well. I’ve been wanting to plan Beat Saber for some time, but can’t bring myself to get virtual reality for one game.

  2. petespringerauthor says

    Not a gamer, but I definitely remember it was my son’s favorite thing to do when he was a kid. He was a multi task gamer as I used to read novels to him at the same time he was playing.🤣 By the way, he’s 28 now and still loves gaming and reads a lot too. He’s got a master’s degree and a good job. Gaming did not turn him into a couch potato. I think the bottom line is anything in moderation is okay as long as it doesn’t affect one’s important relationships.

    • Shelly DS says

      Your son sounds like my husband … except mine is older and has lots more responsibility but still finds a way to incorporate gaming into his DNA. Definitely does less harm than partying or doing drugs 😅

  3. Mamalava says

    Fun post! The idea about nobody being able to over react was very insightful too. Thank you!

  4. AP2 says

    I love gaming – but I only tend to play long-form playstation games – I will become immersed in them for a while and then not play again for months. I think it’s one of those things that are good if you can limit how much you play – otherwise it can become super addictive.

      • AP2 says

        No way. The bigger games are extraordinary. It’s like being in a movie with optional storylines and entire worlds to explore. Of course I have limit how much I play otherwise it can get out of hand.

  5. Pooja G says

    Not really a gamer unless occasionally playing Tetris on my phone counts but interesting post! I think gaming can be great for people who are into it.

  6. Dacia says

    We’re a gaming family, too! My husband and son are the main gamers, but I definitely have a few favorites that I love to play. We will even play games all together, including Isbe, as a way to spend some family time together.

  7. Kate says

    I love this! There are lots of positives to gaming. I used to stay up late on a school night gaming with my brother – which might sound like an irresponsible thing, but we were both going through a really tough time with various things and gaming with him is actually one of my favourite memories of that period. It gave us somewhere else to go for a bit, where we could build empires or fight off bad guys (or even ‘be’ the bad guys, if we wanted) and not have to worry about real life for a little while.

    I keep thinking I should get back into gaming and you’ve persuaded me! I’m a fellow introvert and it’s really helpful to have a way to unwind from a day at work. I just went and found a really old game I used to play when I was about 11 or 12 (Lemmings!) Thanks for a great article 🙂


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