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CNN Blames Video Games For Men's Lack Of Ambition

Yep, just another missile aimed in the gamer's direction. And it comes from a mainstream media source...of course.

This one's gonna get some attention. And maybe I'll address it a little later in an editorial. But for now, head on over to CNN and read the article entitled, "Why Men Are In Trouble." There's a big picture of a dude playing a video game above the headline.

It first says that 18-34-year-old men are playing games more often than 12-17-year-old boys, and claims that while women are graduating college and finding good jobs, "too many men are not going to work, not getting married and not raising families." And here's one of the quotes from that piece that's going to really get arguments raging:

"Get off the video games five hours a day, get yourself together, get a challenging job and get married. Its time for men to man up."

Just...just...give me a second. I have to process this. When I do, William J. Bennett is going to get a relatively large - and peeved - piece of my mind.

Tags: video games, cnn, gaming culture, gaming industry

10/5/2011 10:51:05 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (76 posts)

Highlander
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 10:59:58 AM
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And this is why I don't watch CNN, they long ago surrendered to the triumph of ignorance in our society.

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DrRockso87
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:02:17 AM
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"too many men are not going to work, not getting married and not raising families."

Aside from not going to work, is that really a negative result of video games? Sounds more like a great way to control over-population if you ask me.

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Highlander
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:16:25 AM

When men have no job, and no hope of a job, what are they supposed to do? They can hang around the streets and get sucked into petty crime and stupid mis-deeds, or they could play some games, vent their frustration. Sounds like gaming wins.

As usual this is someone seeking an answer to a problem that existed long before games, and as usual the 'new' medium is to blame.

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:07:23 AM
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oh please. i've always hated that phrase man up anyways. listen, it's like this. people play video games becuase ordinary life is so damn boring. it's a form of escape plus it's fun. i can think of far worse things men can be doing for fun.

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duomaxwell007
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:10:19 AM
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lol so we HAVE to have "challenging" jobs and be married? wow I learn something new everyday

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TrophyHunter
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:49:34 AM

Been married is my most challenging job right now :p

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Snorge
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:07:56 PM

@TrophyHunter Amen brother, LoL!

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archs13
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:34:24 PM

well, this is flat out wrong because I became a homeowner at the age of 20. I am 25 now and definitely much wiser and thinking that i'm not going to get married and have kids in my 20s. I know what I want in life and the media shouldn't be telling us to 'get married' and contribute to the over-population of the world. Parenting is not just about giving birth, and when someone makes life, there's a chance of destroying that same life too if you're not careful as a parent.

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archs13
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:36:38 PM

i'm sorry i didnt mean to reply to someones comment lol

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friction
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:13:17 AM
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Lmao dude's ancient probably never picked up a game in his life, still hate how he assumes all of us want to get married have a family and a job that brings in the dough.
I for one would trade all that in to sit on a couch with my favorite games day after day :P

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TrophyHunter
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:51:38 AM

I wouldn't trade my family but my job for sure :D

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:26:47 AM
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I read this article yesterday and was furious. This dinosaur needs to realize that times are a changing. Not every man is going to graduate from college, find a job, get married, start pumping out kids, all while going to church every sunday. And he also needs to take a long hard look at how his definition of a "man" is a load of bologna.

Not to mention he completely misrepresents those statistics from the 1950s.

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Highlander
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:12:30 PM

You know, I don't get articles like this one from CNN. This problem has existed since the dawn of the industrial age. Especially during times of poor economy, young men end up with nothing to occupy them. When the economy does pick up it's not an instant job fix for everyone. What does he expect those unable to find work will do? I'd rather they play video games than anything else.

We saw this same thing happen in the 80's, and it wasn't videogames that got the blame then, though I can't remember what it was, I think it was gang violence (in the UK at least) and drugs.

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:21:03 PM

Not to mention that articles like this are further dividing the sexes. Writing an article about how men need to "man up" and start a church-going family right after college is borderline asnine in today's day and age. Fewer people (men AND women) get married in their 20's, and the divorce rate is at an all time high.

Its hard to blame a 25 year old for wanting to go to bars and play video games with his buddies rather than get married and have a 50% chance it'll end in monthly alimony payments. Who's to say this guy isn't well educated with a great job? Men playing videogames into their 30's hardly seems like the root of this country's problems.

His article was blantantly stirring the pot for viewership/readership for CNN. And of course, videogames are in the cross hairs.

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Kingharris
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:29:04 AM
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WAH?

So, I get married, have a kid, get a good job.

Now for entertainment, CNN, no, American Idol, No, Americas Next Top Model, no.

Well, you seen TV is mostly trash.

Gaming on the other hand..

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TrophyHunter
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:48:40 AM

Yep, TV is full of crappy reallity shows and stuff like that this days

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 5:57:41 PM

Agreed.

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Crabba
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 6:18:05 PM

Exactly.

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Stabs88
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 6:48:28 PM

Straight upp

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Fane1024
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 1:12:49 AM

You're all wrong. Despite the prevalence of reality crap, TV has *never* had as much great content as in the last ten years.

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:31:00 AM
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Having videogames to relax with has helped me to stay focused at work and earn promotions to get where I am today.

I'm not in a relationship but that has nothing to do with games and I have absolutely no interest in raising a family. Whole damn world is populated enough as it is.

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Twistedfloyd
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:36:46 AM
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Yeah, so everyone should get married and have a family. There are plenty of people who might not want to do that. There are plenty of people that are gamers and have lives and challenging jobs and families. But this sounds like someone just saying that video games are the cause of all of humanity's problems. And that everyone should get married and have a family which is absurd because there are plenty of people who might not want to do that.

I do, but I'm not just going to throw my PS3 out the window and be like well I guess I gotta go be a business executive somewhere and screw my secretary, then get a wife out of nowhere and have unwelcomed children. Sounds like the damn American dream right there (sarcasm).

There are plenty of women who game as well, moron. God, the thing I can't stand about these things is that so many people who belittle gaming haver never played video games before. They've seen a trailer or watched someone play. Or if they have played, their exposure has been minimal.

There are plenty of great games out there that enrich the mind, or are pure escapism.

There are plenty of great stories and meaningful experiences to be found in games. Hell, as silly as it sounds playing MGS-MGS4 back to back to back to back having never played them before, quite frankly saved my life in 2008 and inspired me TO BE SUCCESSFUL and want to control my own destiny. It was the first thing that began to get me out of a major depressive funk and changed the way I live my life.

So to this person, I say F U C K you and your BS. Sure video games eat up time, sometimes we all play too much, but they're not the cause of the world's problems. They're a fun and sometimes meaningful source of entertainment that narrow minded individuals such as this "gentleman" can't seem to wrap their head around.



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maxpontiac
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:46:30 AM
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I would sure like to know what his hobby is.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:51:22 AM

You probably don't want to know.

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Highlander
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:25:22 PM

Gambling - high stakes. No, really.

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jimmyhandsome
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:30:52 PM

Obviously, guys. REAL MEN blow thousands at Fox Woods on booze and blackjack.

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Gordo
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 3:50:41 PM

His hobby is Murder...

(Please someone get the reference!)

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Highlander
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 3:55:54 PM

Mr Wong - Detective?

Or perhaps something to do with American Psycho?

I will admit, it rang a bell, but I had to google to get a specific reference.

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Gordo
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 8:19:57 PM

Sorry, didn't say it with enough accent!

Adam Sandler song:

But there’s a problem
It’s not your average problem
But it’s a pretty big problem
His hobby is moyda
His hobby is moyda
He’ll eat a hamboyga
Then commit moyda

Classic!

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TrophyHunter
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:47:31 AM
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I'm married, I have a son, I have a decent job and I play 3-4 hours every day so, is anything wrong???

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 1:15:45 PM

Nope.. And the good thing about gaming, it decreases stress.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 5:59:05 PM

Depending on what game Lol xD Just don't play Dark Souls. >.> Lol

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Gordo
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 5:02:40 PM

Reduce stress?

I thought that was the "other thing" that gentleman of leisure like to do with their hands!

I'd like to raise a toast to "taken one for team me"...

Cheers!!!

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nogoat23
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:49:11 AM
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Dear CNN,
Can I have a job, also...will you marry me?

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gumbi
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 11:52:59 AM
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I have a good job, a house, a wife, and two kids (2 and 4 years old)... and I LOVE video games! Love'em!

I play as often as I can. Granted, I don't get to play as much as I used to, but boy I sure used to play a lot. All that video gaming I used to do doesn't seem to have affected my ambition any.

And lets not forget, some people have no desire to have a family and a trophy job. Some people are genuinely happy with what they have. Is that really so bad? This doesn't mean they suffer a lack of ambition, they just have different ambition.

I'm in no way condoning the lazy unemployed leaches who live off our hard earned tax dollars. But is it anything to be ashamed of to be happy with your warehouse job, or your retail job? And to have the freedom to go home after a days work and chill out on the couch with some vids?

And seeing higher graduating rates and employment rates among women has nothing to do with men playing video games. That's just ludicrous. It has everything to do with the strong push for equality and the simple fact that times have changed. In today's society women are capable, and expected, to be career driven. In in many cases, to support this trend, women are given a lot of breaks to help them emerge into markets that are predominantly run by men.

I'm in IT, when I was in college there were 2 girls in my class. Yeah, just 2. And they both had their tuition/books paid for, straight up, paid for by gov't programs for women in IT. Years later, I'm still paying off student loans. Now tell me this isn't incentive to get more women into college and into the workforce.

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Qubex
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:02:30 PM
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Feck that... what must I "man-up" too... slavery in the corporate world. A "no life" full of misery existence... bills and debt... complications...

No thanks... keeping mostly to myself - with a few quality friends (and you guys at PsXeXtreme), playing on the console and saving my money has saved me ass compared to many others around the globe...

So they can go and shove their manlyhood somewhere else...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Russell Burrows
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:12:18 PM
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At Ben D.

The real reason for "articles" like that is that in most cases actual TV Show viewership and TV news viewership is going down.

The reason?
Folks tired of the trash on TV are turning in greater numbers to the one thing with no ads.

Yeah its the good entertainment value in Video Games that are killing off the mainstream TV shows numbers.

CNN blames video games for lower viewership numbers.

There.
Fixed.


Hmmm todays to do list:
Visit public notary
Lawyers interview
check on new contract for commercial power
pick up kids from school
pay kids private school
go see public accountant
get parts for one of my vehicles
fix my sons netbook
edit and print out some documents

and time permitting
visit dentist
buy camera tripod

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Highlander
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:14:22 PM

The real reason is the Daily Mail effect. The viewers of these News channels falls into certain key demographics that are getting older and more conservative (small 'c') with time. the spin, bias, leaning and editorial policy reflects this. This is the kind of story you find in the UK's Daily Mail. All it does is confirm the views of the target audience making them feel good about themselves.

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Russell Burrows
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:23:53 PM
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I got home from work and my kids were glued to the TV and I asked them what they were watching and my Son says waiting for Rave Master thats going to be on in a few hours.

I went huh????
Nope!
I found the entire series on the Bay and after MKV2Vob did its thing I then placed the entire 51 Rave Master shows on my Sons PS3

And I said thats Daddy TV where there are no ads!! just PS3 entertainment.

So my kids started watching the Rave Master shows on the PS3 and asked for Meerkat Manor and I am searching for that.

My point is that the PS3 is entertainment when YOU want it and not when the TV station gets tired of showing ads.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 6:01:54 PM

I can't stand ads on TV's honestly. I don't care what they are advertising, if I want something I'll buy it. Or research more into it on the internet. I barely watch TV, only when playing games though is when I watch it. :p

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Dreno
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:41:33 PM
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This is a bunch of crap. Its a slanderous story aimed at the most over used complaint about gamers and gaming in general

"oh if you play games, your lazy and uninspired, blah blah blah"

i myself am living proof to disredit this story. No I'm not married, but I've been with the same girl for going on 5 years, she also happens to be the mother of my 1.5 year old son.
And I have a job, granted its not the best paying job in the world, I still earn money for my labor in which I use to pay bills such as rent, electricity and gas. I buy food for my girl, our son and my self. That to me sounds like I'm your average everyday tax paying money making child raising blue coller american.

These reporters should get a clue about something before they attack it. Maybe get some insight from actuall gamers and report everything they learned instead of trying to blame someone being "lazy" on gaming because it just happens to be said persons no1 hobby. Isn't that just a coincidence

Besides this kind of reminds me of racial profiling, only minus the racial part. So I guess just profiling.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:50:21 PM
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I believe the pussification of men has more to do with anti-male policies and men hating femenism than it does with videogames. Once again, CNN = Epic Fail. The role of what it means to be a man had been greatl diminished over the last 30+ years.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:44:53 PM

Betty White has an amazing quote...

"I don't understand why people say 'grow some balls'. Balls are tender and weak. People should want to grow a vagina. Those things take a pounding!"


This "man up" stuff is childish enough, as is. And Betty makes a great point. lol

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FxTales
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:58:40 PM

Lol that's an awesome quote. I had a chuckle there.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 4:47:53 PM

Betty White is disgusting. Lol

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79transam
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 12:52:50 PM
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I have a job, been married for over a year, and expecting a child in January. Oh I also play video games thank god I have not allowed them to turn me into a degenerate

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:08:09 PM

Congrats! I just had my first. Kids are awesome!

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:40:45 PM

For sure! Congrats!

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79transam
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 3:17:24 PM

Thanks guys, super pumped about it, it's a boy so I am sure in 10 years I'm going to have to tell him no to COD MW 15 haha

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Fane1024
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 1:20:02 AM

...like COD will exist in 10 years. No chance.

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GuyverLT
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:16:21 PM
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I disagree with this article. The argument that a lack of religion, laziness, and enjoyment of Video Games (or other interactive media) makes a man some sort of man-child is stupid as hell.

It's easy to call someone lazy when you don't have a job at all, let alone a job in this market. I find it rather amusing that someone who has worked in office jobs for his entire professional life can have the audacity to call others lazy.

The idea that religion is necessary to be a man of moral worth or virtue is non-sense. I know many men who are both non-religious and strong men of character, as well as many religious "men" who are barely worthy of the either label.

And on to video games, my favorite topic. You don't have to like them, but at least do some research. There have been strong positive statistical results for interactive media consumption and improved problem solving, critical thinking, and rapid decision making skills in children and adults. When monitored properly, games can provide powerful teaching moments for people. How is choosing to spend leisure time playing a game any different from spending it listening to music, or watching TV, reading. Answer: it isn't. It's all media consumption, just in different forms.

P.S. If you're sad that the controller is too difficult for you to use, just say so...

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 6:05:23 PM

Well said. +1

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sawao_yamanaka
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:20:08 PM
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Don't let this guy get to you Ben. Bennet went on the radio and said the if you were to abort every black baby the crime rate would go down. Really? This is the guy CNN brings to come up with this article? That is just bad.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 4:51:00 PM

"Bennet went on the radio and said the if you were to abort every black baby the crime rate would go down."

The founder of Planned Parenthood(Margret Sanger) would concur. Such a terrible thing to believe.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:21:22 PM
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yeah, well... I could say women lose motivation to work when they take maternity leaves... Especially between the ages 18-34.

But most people know that's just ignorant, too.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:34:51 PM
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Video games are what have caused me to NOT degenerate into a nervous breakdown due to stress from all that bad motivation I've been having lately. lol

On a serious note...

I've been playing games since I was 4 years old. I also played sports my whole life, played piano for 15 years, trumpet for 8, sang for 11, and got good enough grades to get an entrance scholarship into university. I also scored a leadership scholarship upon entry... and that whole time growing up? I had a tv in my bedroom with a NES, gameboy, SNES, genesis, N64, and PS1. And I played the crap out of games too. With friends even... who also became successful.

And my parents didn't buy them for me (except my NES. I got that for Christmas). No... you want motivation? I was motivated enough in my love of games to work my ass off mowing lawns and shoveling snow for neighbors to buy my own systems.

So I went off to university, where I also had a tv in my itty bitty dorm room with all the aforementioned systems, but also an XBOX and a PS2. I was motivated enough to still get good grades, and as it turns out, I was motivated enough in high school to be good enough at both soccer and volleyball to make it into the OCAA for both sports. In fact, in volleyball, we were 13th in the country. Turns out, I was also motivated enough to be ranked number 5 in the province in long distance running for track and field.

Did I mention I also took part in plays and musicals?

And here's important info.... I played the friggin' crap out of video games. LOADS of them. My best gaming mate was my roommate, and we played every night. EVERY night. He was on the deans list and finished in the 3 percentile in teacher's college afterwards. He's also a fantastic hockey player.

Now I have a career! I still play sports recreationally (I'm not as in shape as I used to be, admittedly, but sue me. I'm married now.) I am a home owner, I own a car, I am married, and I volunteer about 6 hours per week. I also have a baby due THIS FREAKIN' MONTH! *fear*



oh... and yeah... I still love to play the crap out of my PS3 games. I even play online with many of the friends I grew up with and went to college with... like my roommate who is now a vice principal of a school.




So.... f**k you, CNN.



Who are you to downplay what I do? I bet most people on this site have made more contributions to their community in a positive way than your entire corporation to ever hope to achieve.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 3:20:57 PM
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Both these American cable news networks are full of it. I'm glad I live in Canada, where our newscasters wouldn't allow the likes of William J. Bennett to spew his dated views on us.

Funny thing is, Canadians can buy the CNN & Fox News channels. I guess they provide good comedy for some. I'd rather order up Al-Jazeera. I watched their free preview in March and I thought it was excellent, low-key and professional. No egomaniacs there.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 4:52:08 PM

Lol! Al Jazzera? Okaaaay...

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5TAY3R
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 3:41:32 PM
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lmao, not a fan of anal sex but cnn fu*k u in the ass, we play video games to enjoy this interactive way of getting to know a beautiful story, sound or visuals etc. and yeah if that was true then i wouldn have any car or house of my own, such a bs

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Gordo
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 5:07:43 PM

You're a wordsmith I'll give you that!

You know a sentence isn't going to end well when it starts with: "I'm not a fan of an*l s*x but"...

Classic!

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PharaohJR
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 3:46:30 PM
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lastime i check the definition of a man is a male who is responsible & appreciates far as his actions go to his lifestyle he defines hiself as a person.

ya see this why i dont flow with stereoypes. i have a friend who plays both 360 & ps3 works a security job married & resides in 500,000 house in ATL whos 28. then i have some folks who run around swearing they tuff untill they see red & blue lights & they hands in cuffs. couple months later they released & they not the same person they were before.

cause a person doesnt live according to ya aspect u want to bring down them down & say they not this & that smh. whats going on its a lot of monkey news in the media lately or am i just noticing whats been the longest.

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allDFlavors
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 5:16:04 PM
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... I'm sure someone said this, and if not it needed to be said. "F*ck you, CNN"

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Oxvial
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 6:03:35 PM
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Just the work part that aside, some of us wants to marry to a special person if not well... da f*** is wrong with being single.

I prefer to battle bosses that battle a stupid wife.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 8:58:05 PM

If she's stupid you probably shouldn't be with her to begin with. I can't speak for other men but being married is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever known. Only gets better when you produce a life with the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with.

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PANICinc
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 6:33:09 PM
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I'd say the reason there's been an increase in gaming for the 18-34 year old male is a direct result of the economy! These guys just got laid off and have nothing to do! Spend a couple hours a day on the job hunt, then game away!
I see it every day! And since my job revolves around gaming, being an avid gamer improves my job performance!

And as for getting married? Well who the hell do you think is paying for the games? The unemployed male, or his sugar mama? And plenty of parents out there use gaming as parenting TOOL! Get good grades, game. Finish homework, game. Screw up, no game!

I'm a divorced professional gamer. CNN, I contradict you!

(And no, gaming had nothing to do with the divorce)

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Lairfan
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 7:02:44 PM
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When is the media going to "man up" and realize that they don't know what the f*** reality is? I'm pretty damn sure that I, and the several million other gamers who are married and have jobs, have a right to be offended and up in arms over this right now. Especially seeing as how this guy pulled this conclusion right out of his ass.

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DarthNemesis
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 7:09:52 PM
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*Sigh* As a male gamer I am currently in College.Regardless if I was not it would have nothing to do with gaming and College is not for everyone.As for marriage,it also is not for everyone as I am 27 and do not want to get married or have kids.Oddly enough most of the people I know who are gamers are married with kids and have good jobs.I guess that the author does not realize that the games themselves are made by gamers (male and female) who obviously have families of their own and great jobs.Back on the topic of marriage.Marriage has nothing to do with maturity or being a man.It's a personal decision or a spiritual one for people who choose to enter into that institution and to me it is not worth the hype.I enjoy my freedom as a bachelor and i do not see what's wrong with that.

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Nas Is Like
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 8:12:10 PM
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Pretty sure you need money to pay for video games, consoles, electricity, TV, etc. In other words, if you can play games on a daily basis, you're working and making money in some way.

CNN is just a bunch of idiots.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 9:00:38 PM

To be fair though he said get a "challenging" job. Not just get a job. Any Joe Shmoe can get a crappy, mindless job to support his video game habit.

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johnld
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 1:00:13 AM
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ignorant bastards. i have a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, spent 5 years in school full time to get it. sometimes i stayed from 8am to midnight doing school work at most 6 days a week. i have no job in my field because THERE ARENT ANY AVAILABLE. all the ones i keep seeing are jobs that require 10 years work experience and school doesnt even count for 1 year. i spent all that time studying for one field and it meant nothing.

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Fane1024
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 1:08:48 AM
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I want to get upset about this, but I just can't seem to--

(goes back to playing videogames)

;D

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Kevin5
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 2:27:06 AM
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"Get off the video games five hours a day, get yourself together, get a challenging job and get married. It's time for men to man up."

Cool.

(Goes back to playing video games)

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Underdog15
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 8:49:33 AM

lol. If that list is achieved... are we allowed to play games again?

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___________
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 3:14:26 AM
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so CNN, if there not working then whats paying for all the games, TV, consoles, electricity and such?
hmmmmmmm?
my god the arrogance and short sightedness of these idiots never ceases to amaze me!

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doc_bizzy
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 3:30:50 AM
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Well lets see CNN,

I'm 27 married, in the Military, and deployed multiple times to Iraq/Afghanistan. I play more video games than anyone I know. So go fk yourselves

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Phoelix
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 3:25:54 PM
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"I don't understand someone else's way of life, so it must be wrong!"

Clearly.

Also the numbers game is a cheap way to skew data to support your own argument. Shame on him for doing that.

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