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Have you got the balls to go cold turkey on your addiction, /v/?
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>>252260965
OH NO NOT THE DOPAMINE!
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>>252260965
Im not a quitter like you faggot. Keep going till I overdose
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>>252260965
Those questions on the right there are so vague that most people who play video games could be classified as addicted.
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Shows what you know anon, I don't play video games.
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>Inplying /v/ plays video games
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>>252260965
>the sun
VERY LEGITIMATE OP I WILL STOP GAME NOW
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>>252260965
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No, I already quit weed if I had to quit video games too I might aswell kill myself.
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I haven't played a videogame for 2 weeks. I don't even know, it just happened. My backlog got so big I lost interest.
I know I'll be obsessed with vidya once I start, I'm just so lazy.
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>>252260965
>free loom bands
HOLY SHIT OP CAN YOU SEND SOME TO ME? EMAIL IN EMAIL FIELD
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I wish I was addicted to video games.
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>>252262045
>No, I already quit weed


Dude did you OD and die?
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I quit every other year or so and just get into all the anime I missed instead.

Repeat the cycle whenever video games are dying.
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>>252261904
>Most people who play video games could be classified as addicted.
>Video game addict comes clean about his addiction.
>News at 11.
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>>252262154
I underdosed and almost ded
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>>252260965
lol fag, gaming isn't an addiction
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>>252260965
>Play dark souls II for two weeks
>stop playing
>haven't played any vidya since

Guess so.
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They keep on using this "violent videogame" thing as a argument agianst videogames.

even though non violent games exist


muh cherry picl
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>>252260965
The sun sure is a respected news publication and totally not regarded as total bullshit by everyone including themselves.
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>The Sun
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>having multiple iphones in case they run out of battery
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>>252262337
It's inevitable to get tired of video games when you only play bad shit like dark souls.
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>>252260965
>hooked on candy crush and LoL

thats why its a problem, casuals getting addicted to shitty games, who cares if they hang themselves or whatever? it would save the industry if casuals ended themselves
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>Dr Dulux is paid to see your paint dry

Sounds like a hell of a job
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I can barely decide what to even play most of the time, so many games but I just can't be bothered.
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>>252260965
>5000 calls to one clinic for help

Someone has a phone call addiction
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If gaming is so addictive, why don't I ever feel like playing them?
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>>252260965
FREE LOOM BANDS?!?

What the fuck is a loom band?
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>>252262445
I thought uk police weren't allowed to carry guns.
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>>252260965
i have tired gamer syndrome right now. All i can do is drive trucks in ETS2. I invited girl to (watch me) play Shadow of Colossus so i could actually start to play it.
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>>252260965
Oh boy the SUN, shitposting in paper form.
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>>252262501
Candy crush and lol are from the ground up designed to be addictive to get the most money of retards.
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>>252262792
They do, the ones who do however require special training and physiological evaluation.
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>>252262792
They have to go through special training to carry a gun.
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>>252262917
>physiological


Meant to be psychological, but I am sure they test bodies as well.
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>>252262917
>>252263067
And they're just allowed to patrol with mp5s? doesn't that seem excessive?
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>Have you ever lied to someone because of the amount of time you spend gaming?
>being honest about that shit
I get funny looks whenever I say more then an hour a day
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>>252260965
>Hooked on LoL
Such shit taste
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this is all BULLSHIT,
Got a favorite hobby? like reading books? watching cinema? Like to play sports? like to go surfing? like to listen to music?

BAD NEWS!! You are all sick in the mind and is suffering from addiction.

>NO FUN ALLOWED
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>>252260965
Let me know when it becomes as destructive to myself, friends, family, and society as heroin and I will quit.
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>>252263295
this is why i stay away from pop culture, they are all mentally ill
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>>252260965
>I'm guiltless! It's those darn games!
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>a Sun investigation has revealed
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>>252260965
as someone who plays videogames during the whole game for a couple of years i can say this is actually true.
but it's not as adictive as drugs since you can quickly let it go if you find something more interessting to do.
but if you don't you'll be pretty much hooked.
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>>252263239
The Mp5 photos are likely from when the underground bombings happened a lot of armed police were around London after than whole fun, oh and more police guns.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_police_firearms_in_the_United_Kingdom
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>>252263239
you would find them outside Buckingham palace or at airports not anywhere standard unless they have a reason
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>>252263252
Never played LoL but why does /v/ hate it so much?
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Thank god these people are calling me watching television as drugs. Those days are over.
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>>252262273
>underdosed

shit that's only like half a marijuana
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No because then I'll need to replace it with drugs, alcohol or watching tv to fill the void.
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>>252263295
>Got a favorite hobby? like reading books? watching cinema? Like to play sports? like to go surfing? like to listen to music?
most of those are passive activities - the others, physical ones are strenuous so you won't be able to do it for long until your body gets tired.
videogames on the other hand can be played for days without getting you physically tired while getting you interested since it's interactive

by being this fallacious you're being worse than the people that wrote that article and fox news.
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>>252263818
mobas are played in a similar way to mmos or at least similar to how wow was some years ago
the players only play that game exclusively and play it more for socialising than for playing
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>Dopamine levels increase in the brain
How awful!
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>>252262787

Elastics
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>>252262273
Should have injected more marijuana
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>3) Have you experienced relationship problems because of your gaming?
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>>252260965
>Have you got the balls to go cold turkey on your 4chan addiction?
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>>252261746
this guy knows whats up
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>>252264170
thats bullshit, mobas are a casual version of proper rts and lol is the most casual moba of the 3 most popular mobas, thats why /v/ hate it, aslo fuck dota
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I guess heroin isn't that addicting cause I sure as fuck wish I could have the patience to play video games for more than three hours straight like I used to be able to do.
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>>252264168

>videogames on the other hand can be played for days without getting you physically tired

Dis nigga live in a cave or something? niggas be dying from playing videogames for like 2-3 days straight
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>>252263818
I don't hate it, but I don't like it. I don't go around preaching how X is better, but I tried LoL back in 2011 or something like that since I had gotten a free $50 card I forgot why. Needless to say I uninstalled shortly after, it was unpolished, not fun, I disliked the art style, and it wasn't enjoyable. Meanwhile Dota2 beta invite came later that year and I was more interested in playing that, but I stopped since it was the early stages of the game. Now? Dota2 has insane amount of polish, feedback, and is somewhat enjoyable alone and pretty fun with friends that aren't tryhards. League? It's filled with tryhards left and right. I tried to play League again awhile back due to someone wanting me to play with him, but it's just still just as bad. It's a major clusterfuck of feedback now and trying to be dota2 with it's features. It's like it has no real direction in anything while following 100% what the users want regardless how retarded the idea is. I'm sure I'm wrong, but that's my ignorant view of the game. I tried putting like 10 hours into the game initially and another 10, but it's just not fun. Meanwhile dota took about 350 or so hours of my life.
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You mean that heroin feels as lame and shitty as playing a video game. I- I had hoped that maybe I could turn to hard drugs some time in my life, but if heroin doesn't even feel good what's the point?
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>>252260965
>Call of Duty link to 3 suicides

HOLY SHIT WE GOT AN EPIDEMIC ON OUR HANDS
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>The Sun
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>>252264168
>videogames not tireing
Did you ever play something with more depth than than molyneux cube shit for body or mind?
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>>252260965
>Those quotes in bold

Do people actually fall for this shit? I'm serious, how can anyone actually lack the critical thinking to assess those statements for the bullshit they are? I mean in general too,, I just see so much bullshit everywhere and wonder what kind of person falls for it. It's like when they advertise a packet of sugar as non fat, it's just insane that anyone could fall for it.
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>>252262480
Nice try anon. It's more like Dark Souls blew his mind so hard that no other game can satisfy him again. Maybe you need to stop playing casual garbage like Zelda for once?
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>>252266328
>implying curiosity wasn't tiring

Repetitive tapping was a pain in the ass.
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>>252266525
No, the bold text is just a marketing gimmick to draw your attention. The more people see your product the more likely at least 1 person is to buy it.
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>>252266525

Its aimed at upper class soap opera fans who think that anyone who is adicted to computers rarther than tv/newspapers is brain damaged.
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>>252266235

>23 years before they said sorry for offending 99% of northeners
>editor caught saying he still wasnt sorry a week later

Why the fuck is this paper still allowed to exist?
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Shit. So I'm not allowed to play video games anymore? Back to heroin I guess.
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>>252266090
that happens because they stop pretty much eating and drinking properly so their body starts to shut down - so it has nothing to do with videogames.
last week a couple of gooks also died by watching the world cup for several days with no rest.

everything is working fine, just like darwin said it would...
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I'm sorry, but it's impossible to become addicted with videogames unless Gamestop has been lacing video game cases with nicotine.

Being obsessed with video games is a more appropriate term, congrats on The Sun for being retarded once more.
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>>252266669
See? And that is literally just moving your finger up and down, now imagine a real game.
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>>252263818
Enforced meta and shit controls
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>>252267968
But actual games have variation in what buttons you push and for how long. Curiosity is like playing the torture scene from MGS on a loop.
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I've had multiple heroin habits, and I am currently on the methadone program.

This article is a bunch of bullshit, but that being said, I could give up heroin far easier than I could ever give up video games.
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>>252260965
I don't even really like video games anymore. Feels like such a chore to play them.
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anyone else have a crippling life-ruining stimulus addiction?

i'm considering selling my gaming computer by the end of the year and trying to change my life.
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Who the fuck on /v/ plays video games?
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>>252268357
Is heroin more enjoyable than video games?
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>>252269001
Briefly, not in the long term though. Especially when you factor all the other bullshit that comes with a drug addiction.
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>>252262917
Well that seems like a pretty fucking reasonable approach. You don't wanna hand out guns every fucker out there just because they chose being a cop as a career.
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>>252268535
Yes. The problem is that I don't think I'm capable of calming down. I could go full Buddhist monk style but what kind of life is that even? It's basically religious mental illness where you completely change your entire value system around to something that makes no biological sense, it's horrendous yet effective.

Lemme warn ya, change isn't easy, you need to align what you want with what you want to want. I'm not sure any other task is more difficult in life, we are so rife with lies, and we love taking it easy.
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>>252269139
Okay, thanks anon. I hope you can get clean.
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>>252269917
Na, I think methadone is for life. It's ok though, my life is mostly normal except for visits to the pharmacy 3 times a week.
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>>252268357
The problem with quitting video games is you don't need to. I've never had a substance addiction but from testimonials and shit I get the impression that most people eventually realize they had a problem even if they didn't do anything about it.

If someone ordered me to give up video games, my response would be "why the fuck would I do that." Playing my favorite games for 2-3 hours every day is something I can honestly say improves my life.
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>>252270396
That's kind of how addiction feels though. In response to "Why don't you quit" the answer is generally either:

"Why the fuck would I want to do that?"
"I wish I could, but it's too hard"

I'm sure they are the same reasons anyone gives when they are told to stop playing video games.
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>>252269468
i'm a smoker and it'd be harder to give up wikipedia, video games, 4chan, and reddit than it'd be to quit smoking

homie, quitting 4chan and video games doesn't mean you have to become an ascetic and meditate 24 hours a day (although i really think you should meditate and practice mindfulness like at least 10 minutes a day)

what do you mean calming down?
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>>252260965
>~40,000 people commit suicide in the U.S. every year
>3 of those played a violent video game

I don't know why people read trash.
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>>252270738
BIG FUCKING LETTERS
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>>252270396
2 to 3 hours every day isn't too much, but consider how much time you take reading /v/, installing new hardware, watching e-sports, downloading mods, and all of the other things involved in being a HARDCORE gamer

it takes up a lot of time and to think about gaming during the day "ugh fuck this seminar i can't fucking pay attention i just want to go home and play a few hours of battlefield" is a terrible thing when you consider what else you could do with that time

read a book, or better yet, write a book
being productive and giving something to the world feels great dude, even small things

you probably dont have a problem if you play only 2 hours a day, i realized at the end that i kind of was writing this for me
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>>252270693
I only play games for as long as I enjoy playing them though, and when I feel happy about something I did in a game it comes from a sense of personal satisfacton. I feel like my personal gaming habits have improved since I stopped playing MMOs and F2P games. Those are only Skinner Boxes desinged to steal your hard earned Jewgolds.
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If it doesn't have physical withdrawal symptoms it can't be called a true addiction.

If I do heroin like 3 times a day for a month then suddenly go cold turkey, it would be extremely painful if not lethal.

If I go cold turkey on vidya, the only "withdrawal symptom" is the urge to go back to playing.
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jokes on them, i can't gather the motivation to even play video games these days.
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>>252271216
>If I do heroin like 3 times a day for a month then suddenly go cold turkey, it would be extremely painful if not lethal.
opiate wd's aren't lethal

>If I go cold turkey on vidya, the only "withdrawal symptom" is the urge to go back to playing.
an inability to concentrate and asocial mood aren't wd's?
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Oh god no what a disgrace! it will ruin my liver like alcohol or my lungs like cigars?
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>>252260965
nope.
i get too restless
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>>252271138
I don't have the cash to buy new hardware right now, and I rarely feel the need to use mods. Esports are cancer. The only problem we really share is too much /v/ time.

I never really bought this "be productive" line. I totally agree that it's important to create, but you can't do that until you have something to work with. I usually don't feel creative until I play or read a lot and process bits of what I did. The most creative thing I usually do is write down mechanics and plot elements for games I'm not ready to make yet.
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>>252266105
Well, you can still overdose
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>>252272605
>The most creative thing I usually do is write down mechanics and plot elements for games I'm not ready to make yet.
haha i know what you mean
i have dozens of text files with ideas for changes to mechanics of shooters and pokemon games

>I usually don't feel creative until I play or read a lot and process bits of what I did.
try drugs!

>I never really bought this "be productive" line.
i can't say whether or not a "productive" lifestyle is objectively superior, but it makes you feel better physically and mentally and makes it easier to complete tasks which are generally in line with what our society deems as important

many people in real life call me a defeatist however
and i agree, i feel as if i have little control over my life
so i will leave my fate to 4chan
>1-3
do some calc homework
>4-6
practice ruby
>7-9
read fear and loathing and go to bed early
>0
play kh2
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>Sun
The sun is like, the Fox News of Canada, but in newspaper form. Fuck off.
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>>252270723
What do you think stimulus is? Creates elevated mood. Nigga I listen to music nearly 24/7 if allowed to, I eat whenever I'm able, my entire life revolves around exciting my brain cells. If I get bored, I get more than bored, I get angry. And I mean fuckin angry, like wanting to bite shit angry, not normal angry, but it should be noted that I don't get normal bored either; I am a being of extremes. The only other option for me is asceticism, I don't do moderation well.
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>gaming as addictive as heroin
nah, no way
>4chan
for sure/
I'm actively aware this shithole is ruining my life but I can't keep away.
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>>252273867
>Try drugs
I thought we were trying to avoid that.

>Dozens of text files
My design docs have some small code and art but yeah. I need to do smaller simpler games to practice advanced game elements. My current short term goal is a shitty looting sim so I can make more memory-efficient inventory systems
My extreme long-term goal is an ARPG with gameplay that improves or fixes ideas from Rogue Galaxy and a plot that's kind of a mish-mash of Inuyasha and Ringworld with some Resident Evil and themes related to moral foundation theory.
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>>252274086

>tfw Canada is so irrelevant that it can only explain it's culture by directly bringing up an example of American culture for reference so everyone can understand
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I'm addicted to this website, I don't even play games anymore
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>>252260965
Fuck that, I wanna hear about the druggie burning shit.
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>>252274675
>I don't do moderation well.
it's only true if you think it is
fake it till you make it, self fulfilling prophecy, etc
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>>252275252
>My extreme long-term goal is an ARPG with gameplay that improves or fixes ideas from Rogue Galaxy and a plot that's kind of a mish-mash of Inuyasha and Ringworld with some Resident Evil and themes related to moral foundation theory.
i have no idea what kind of a game any of that would translate to

i myself find it easier to fix and solve problems rather than make them

i'm studying computer engineering with the intent to use the programming and design skills i learn in school to do some modding on the side and maybe it'd be cool to get into the terrible industry that is video games later on in life when i don't have to worry about money

i guess i don't appreciate games as much as i used to

let me see some of your art?
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>>252276376
I can't scan right now.
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This is really funny to me.
We live in a world that has been systematically designed so that your success in life is almost entirely dependent on what family you were born into and who that family is friends with, with the only sliver of hope you have of changing that is getting completely lucky with the exact same idea that hundreds of thousands of other people have (Shay Carl, for example)

And then the people paid to keep that system unchanged start whinging and complaining that people dare to ever enjoy competing against others or against designed challenges on a level playing field, and dare to enjoy that more than the per-determined lose-by-default standard of real life challenges.
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I think a better challenge would be to go cold turkey on browsing 4chan.
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