What do you think your life would be like if video games didn't exist?
The only reason I even have contact with the outside world at my house is because I have internet, and we only got internet at my house to be able to play Xbox live as a kid.
So I'd be a lonely shut-in, instead I actually am able to talk to my real life friends while I'm at home because I don't have cell service in my house.
I'm probably one of the odd cases where video games helped me succeed. My brother and sister spent their school careers socializing and are now in prison and 19 with 2 kids, respectively. I ignored every person in my life and focused on doing nothing but school and video gaming in my free time. Now I'm in uni and have a decent job and money. I might be a 21 year old emotionally stunted virgin but at least I'll be successful.
I'd watch anime and read books more and be exactly as much of a shut in as I am now. I'd probably be significantly lonelier than I am now, actually. Vidya introduced me to basically every important relationship in my life.
I'd find something else to waste my time on instead
I would have been more focused on school. I let video games completely overshadow my priorities all the way through college. It ended up causing some setbacks in my life because I never found a direction, though I'm grateful for what I have.
Exactly the same as with video games - Absolute dogshit
It would've gone one of two ways:
>Do well in school, graduate university in 4-6 years, go on to find a good job and probably find a wife somewhere in the middle of that.
>Get really bored and join the military. I could've been one of those kids that was 18 when the "war on terror" started. I would either die or come back home to become one of those conspiracy theorist militia types.
Vidya taught me that talent doesn't matter. Tryharding will get you success.
I was untalented as fuck in fightan games, but I tryharded for 3 years straight and now I can play SF4 at a competent level. In the SFV beta, I won 99% of my matches. (I think I lost to 4 people out of the few hundred matches I had)
I earned that through tryharding and nerding for 3 years straight.
probably would have got into to the stuff my parents have done and still do to some extent. Drugs, some gang stuff, and either die of overdose, killed in gang related fight, or end up like my uncle or cousin, in and out of jail with a lady and kids suffering for the lack of a good father. Probably, as my siblings and I early on realized that we can still make our own decisions even with all the bull crap that happens around you.
Switch vidya with more anime more movies and more books.
I do all of them anyway but without vidya each will just get more time.
I'm not social because I hate most people except for a close group of friends not because vidya.
I'd still have my Chinese cartoons, it'd just mean no stuff like Umaru (probably for the best).
>What do you think your life would be like if video games didn't exist?
I would have never been introduced to this horrible board, that's for sure.
I wonder if my hands wouldn't have developed a slight tremble at 17. Cause if video games caused that, then thats why I didn't continue rifle hunting. Then, cause i didn't go hunting as much, I kind of gave up on fishing too.
So, yeah, I would probably be out on a frozen lake right now ice fishing
man... I aint thought about going fishing in years. I really miss it... Maybe I'll go again this month actually.
When I was little the only 2 things I ever did were video games and LARP (as a little kid, before I knew what that was)
So I guess I would be a LARPer right now.
Probably dead or a fucking psychopath.
LEGOS and toys and figurines and comic books and cartoon comedies and Japanese anime, but not books since books are boring and have no fun pictures to look at. Either way, a 150lb, 24 year old manchild still living with his parents who only had girls like him when he was in elementary school.
basically nothing would change
It makes me wonder what the hell the social autists did back before television and before Internet, play D&D? Or were there basically none back then since they were all put in nuthouses or something, I don't know my history and I think D&D was made after 1969, much after television. I doubt my schizophrenic uncleS would be allowed to roam the streets whenever he wanted to 60 years ago (brain disorders run in the family, guess who also has one).
probably would have killed myself because videogames are the only social link I have, and if I never started playing them I wouldn't have even had internet friends
Better. I initially got interested in videogames after breaking my leg as a child and being stuck in the hospital for months.
It's really warped my entire life into something unhealthy.