>stopped playing video games because they're a waste of time
>about 1 year later, now have enough money on the side to build a nice new PC
>trying to force myself to not put a GPU in it
FUCKING HELP ME I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK BUT THE TEMPTATION IS TOO GREAT
Don't you ever think about how much time you're wasting when playing games? Whenever I try to play a game now, even though I'm top of the board, I feel like I could be doing something IRL that matters like learning to program or something.
not productive but I'm enjoying myself and relaxing
it's the same as watching TV or even posting on 4chan
if you want to spend your entire life being productive, why are you here now?
>When I play a video game, I feel like I could be playing the guitar instead, you know?
This is a correct feeling. Video games leave you with literally nothing for the time you spend on them. Absolutely fucking nothing.
Why not find an activity that's fun,relaxing and useful?
Don't be a manchild, quit the games.
autism: the poster
Time you enjoy wasting isn't wasted. Games are a legit form of leisure and leisure is a legit thing to be doing as a human being.
Don't you ever think about how much time you're wasting when living? No matter what you do, your life will end and it's all meaningless.
You might as well fucking enjoy something you sad fuck.
>talking to people
this is often the biggest time waster of them all and is heralded as a good thing. it's also extremely harmful a lot of the time, too. but talking like that is taboo.
How are they a waste of time? Unless you have people who are dependent on you and you absolutely cannot spare any time at all out of your schedule to do something you like, or you have no self control and will play games till your life is in shambles, I don't really see what the harm is. Why does /g/ make such a big deal about video games and yet they have no problem browsing 4chan, watching anime, or doing other unproductive crap.
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>How are they a waste of time?
Because theyre usually not even as enaging or enjoyable as shitposting or doing any other unproductive crap.
I cant even be fucked to play much anymore
honestly, the most pathetic part was
$1400 machine and all gone to waste.
It's along the lines of reading a book, or watching shows/movies. It's a good way of getting immersed into a fictional world. People act like it is different because "games" are what kids play.
You can say the same about movies.
itt: manchildren trying to have a competition to see how much less of a manchild each other is
This anon has it right.
Install Linux. Eventually the desire to game will fade.
>It's along the lines of reading a book, or watching shows/movies. It's a good way of getting immersed into a fictional world. People act like it is different because "games" are what kids play.
I don't think games are a waste of time unless you play them in bad ways. However books and movies are much better at their own thing, whereas games nowdays are more like shitty movies which makes playing them well impossible. so unless you're playing a high skill game at a high skill level you're likely wasting your time, as in, you could be getting more for less by doing something else.
yeah, and instead you'll be watching silly japanese cartoons for the rest of your life
You too, stop playing whatever shitty games you play and play a proper one. Though I guess you couldn't even find a good game if I handed it to you.
You're one to talk you anime shitposting weaboo.
>Don't you ever think about how much time you're wasting when [Learning Programming Language]? Whenever I try to [Program] now, even though I'm top of the board, I feel like I could be doing something IRL that matters like [Volunteering at a Hospital] or something.
Being this silly now...
I won't deny that plenty of games are not that great, but again it is like a book or movie. You need to find games that are either a challenge or provide a compelling story.
Everyone has something they like to do to entertain themselves. Games are just one way to do that.
>but [Playing Tennis] actually produces something. you're not producing anything by [Staring at a computer screen for 3 hours to find that one typo] you dumb fuck.
Your arguments are shit.
>creating or producing something is being servile to someone else
you just have an addiction and are trying to rationalize it by acting like people who actually do things with their lives are comparable to you when they are above you.
Here let me show you how to respond to the intended poster
>>Wow, why the fuck would I want to spend my very limited free time being servile to someone else?
>What is money and providing value to others?
Are you autistic?
Why is everything black or white for you?
Why do you keep acting as if though a person can only have 1 hobby and if it's video games, that's the ONLY thing they spend their time doing?
>I can't respond to arguments and have to resort to petty female tactics
>muh video game addiction
Money to keep a roof over your own place and buy your own food and buy what you want.
>everything is about video games
>I waste my time playing video games because I'm a fucking anti-social asperg
Enjoy leeching off of other hard workers but getting the scraps. Keep shoving that electronic needle inside your veins.
>you can't play vidya and be gainfully employed, there's just no way!
>you can't play vidya and be well adjusted, I just won't stand for it!!
>j-just give up the video games anon!
>i'm totally not some 15 year old fedora-tipping sperg who thinks he has life figured out and is preaching his misguided views to adults on a chinese pornography website
A workaholic is not a medically accepted condition. Probably because other medical conditions can add up to what people describe as 'workaholic' and treating the source rather than the outlying symptoms is far more effective.
bud, bud, bud... I never made an argument about being servile to someone else.
Calm down before you have a heart attack or don't.
>Don't work + don't play video games = no money
>Don't work + play video games = no life nor money
>Work full-time + play video games = no life
>Work full-time + don't play video games = life and money
I wonder which one I should choose? Oh too bad you don't have a choice because you're an anti-social sperg who has a hard time getting it up.
>I think programming is debugging
>I don't know how to program
>>52585799 who are you talking to? What is described in the wiki is an addiction and naming it anything else is misleading.
Did you mean to reference this Anon?
>anti-social sperg who has a hard time getting it up
You could cut the projection in this thread with a knife, holy shit.
I never work, will never work, because my parents are rich and they are cool on me not working as long as I take care of them and that's what I do.
I go to community college taking only 6 credit hours of classes a week (2 classes), feels good that I can take my sweet time doing anything I want.
If I had the money for a new PC i'd buy one of those powerful consumer intel CPUS with intel iris iGPU on them.
I've seen those run GTA V, so the performance ain't comparable to your isual intel HD graphics.
And when you decide to try Linux you're fucking golden in that scenario because intel's igpus work mint right ootb on linux
don't bother arguing with the autists, they'll just call you an "addict" and they're unable to internalize the idea that you can play video games and do other things with your time.
Sry m8, I lied about the whole being rich thingy, just wanted to spice up this thread a bit.
I do go to community college though with this being my 4th semester there, I'll be out by 2017 spring semester since that's my last semester.
I wish I was born rich.
need one more headshot to feel good, addict?
you're just looking at a screen. none of it is actually happening. Rising Storm is a video game, anon. World War 2 was like 70 years ago.
are you implying that you need video games to live? that's what an addict would say.
You won't waste time on games, but you'll waste time on /g/? If you're not going to waste your time on games, you're just going to waste it on something else, so you might as well just spend your time on something that you find fun or entertaining.
Also, this >>52584421
>you're just looking at a screen. none of it is actually happening. Rising Storm is a video game, anon. World War 2 was like 70 years ago.
I don't even play online multiplayer games.
Fuck dude, I outgrew that when I was 15.
Now I play animal crossing and atelier girly jrpgs.
>are you implying that you need video games to live? that's what an addict would say.
It's either that or wallow in self loathing and cry myself to sleep trying not to drink too much before I go to bed.
Some of us are pretty broken anon. At least we turn to video games to fill the void in our lives and not smoking crack.
Well, that's what you get for using a shitty operating system. But keep deluding yourself and posting your shitty desktops on the generals and hating on windows. If it helps you sleep better at night then so be it I guess.
Not Linux's fault AMD users are too poor to have proper driver support.
Now you know where all those "AMD would be great at making driverless cars" memes originate.
Get a 950 or a 960, that way you can play some games if you want to but you don't have to and you didn't spend insane money on it.
I recently upgraded to a 560 for the little bit of kerbal space program I do. I also game dev as a hobby so if that ever gets intense I have some GPU to throw at it.
kek this so much
10/10 driver support, works ootb
8/10 proprietary driver support, could be better integrated, but it installs okay, and provides GPU performance on par with Windows
lmao support, you're better off using drivers reverse engineered by a bunch of neckbeards
AMD is android of the GPU world.
cheap garbage that only poor people use.
Not same anon but your "help" isn't very helpful. Some addictions are put in place to stop larger more severe addictions. Sometimes life is funny that way.
Yeah being glued to a computer screen for 12 hours a day isn't very healthy and people should try to not fucking do that. But it's still not as bad as doing heavy drugs or even worse, having kids.
You have to learn to accept some bad things anon even though it goes against morality and shit. It helps keep the greater evils under control. Imagine if all the serial killers had just become horror movie addicts, their obsession with shitty movies with shitty actors would have been far more desirable than to have had a bunch of families murdered in their sleep.
>I don't waste time on frivolities i spend 18 hours a day being productive
Then you eat expired meat in your corpo diner and waste a literal week shitting your intestines out.
Might as well play a fucking game from time to time.
you just haven't grown past the "I'm a fucking sOcIoPaTH." phase of being a young kid, yet. Don't worry, you'll eventually have a few of existential crisis's throughout your 18-21 years and realize that you need to take a look in the mirror and grow up. You realize that being an asshole and not caring about people is very scary in practice and lonely, in reality. You're just fucking yourself over.
I'm not a sociopath and I am always accepting of peoples differences. I'm nice to everyone. Nice try though, I just rarely feel empathy and am driven to be nice out of anxiety / narcissism.
not him but i've always wondered since i don't have access to hardware i could test it on.
I know that distros like ubuntu LTS are recommended to use alongside discrete GPU with proprietary drivers because kernel and xorg version doesn't update too often.
Does it mean that if for example I were using something like fedora (which gets frequent kernel updates) I would have to install GPU everytime it gets updated?
You weren't nice to me. One time I gave you a compliment on a post and you overlooked my act of gratitude like I was a guttersnipe or some shit.
Nvidia kernel is just built against whatever kernel the distro is currently using.
You only really have to worry about version breakage with the AMD proprietary drivers because the support is dogshit. Generally it just works.
Yeah, that's what I said too. You know that deep down, you think that you're some hot shit that everyone else just doesn't realize yet and your lack of empathy is because of that. Once you realize that you're just a person, too, will you actually gain some sort of empathy for other people, even if you don't know them.
Just think about who you're even replying to, and where we are. He's probably an 18 year old who lurks /pol/ and posts in MGTOW threads or something equally lacking common sense, lives in his childhood home with his mother who still is washing his clothes and cooking meals for him.
Thats not how empathy works dude, I have broken bones, been on food stamps, I live with heroin addicts. I have also been homeless, I'm more than experienced enough to be able to empathize with other people, I just don't feel it on an emotional level. If I see someone mistreated I don't really feel bad even though I will do what I consider the right thing. On a place like /g/ its far more likely that someone has some kind of personality disorder and is not just your run of the mill angsty teen.
Not him but I'm not grateful at all that I exist. I wish I didn't have to wake up tomorrow every single fucking morning. I'd fucking put a bullet through my head if I weren't such a pussy. All I can do is sob my sorrows away while I clutch to a bottle of booze and try to make all the horrible feels go away.
>lol no it doesn't you stupid nigger, you wouldn't even exist if your parents had your attitude, shut the fuck up and feel grateful that you even exist right now.
What makes you think I even want to exist? Fuck off back to your buddha temple pajeet
On a place like /g/ its far more likely that someone has some kind of personality disorder and is not just your run of the mill angsty teen.
How did you know about that? You already got your gold you faggot, quit digging.
This is the last generation of personal computers.
AMD is going bankrupt and Intel said they're moving to mobile and data centers.
Buy a console, Intel will stream you a game from their clouds.
What the fuck do you faggots do all day if you don't game?
rice my desktop, read trap manga where i self insert as the trap, and watch loli anime where i self-insert as the loli
i'm intellectually superior to video game addicts in every way.
> talking to people
> not a waste of time
>You couldn't possibly feel like you're being productive while playing a video game.
Enjoying what you're doing isn't a waste of time, it's just not productive.
Holy fuck. What is /g/'s problem?
>Hurr I have money to build a great PC but am tempted to add a GPU
Just fucking buy it then you autist. Play games when you have the time and money to do so. Unless games in the past completely ruled your life, you're making a mountain out of a mole hill here. Contrary to popular belief, you don't HAVE to be a constant "productive linux user" like /g/ thinks themselves to be.
Pic fucking related. One of the many games I like to play on my time off of working and hanging with friends.
no because im adhd and it took a lot of self discipline to actually be able to force myself to finish a video game. I wasn't able to finish a single VG until I was 20 years old. Granted that bled over into the rest of my life as well.
I too stopped playing while in university and after a year i noticed that all i was doing was browsing aimlessly in the net.
Then i decided to play again and i was so happy and relieved i creamed my pants. now i have a job and almost no time or burning desire to play.
If you have an urge to play, play.... No sense in being a bitch...>>52583811
>choose a life of wageslavery and no fun you stupid goys
>yeah, and instead you'll be watching silly japanese cartoons for the rest of your life
I'm on Windows and it doesn't stop me from doing this.