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Volunteer amateur systems administrator for Beehaw. Stay-at-home dad. Outdoor enthusiast.

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Interesting back story incoming. My brother and I worked at one of the best restaurants (at the time) in Greensboro NC USA. My brother’s roommate (Mike), for several years (1989 - 1992 I believe), had only a high school education. After working a shift at the restaurant, he’d return home and shut himself in his room for hours (this was almost every day). My brother inquired out of curiosity and Mike showed my brother his computer set-up and the types of digital graphics he had been working on. Mike sent a 3 dimensional application to a digital graphics arts school (I believe in Raleigh NC) and was immediately accepted. After easily completing this program of study (Mike was highly gifted and driven), he was snatched up by the company that developed Myst. He went from barely scraping by to making a substantial amount of money in the field he dreamed to work in.

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Still having lots of fun playing Diablo 4 Season 4. Got a necromancer and a barbarian to 100. Now, I’m leveling up a sorcerer.

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Still having lots of fun with Diablo 4 season 4.

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Diablo 4 season 4

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Season 4 has been the best so far. They made a lot of improvements to the game. It’s the most fun I’ve had with Diablo 4.

A personal argument for a benefit of gaming

I grew up hearing all the talking heads (media), religious groups and parents strongly criticizing video games. You’ve, probably, heard some of this. For example, video games involving any type of violence causing people to become more violent, etc. As far as I know, the academic community has failed to produce any negative...

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I’ve expressed this many many times to him over the years. I’ve said something like “I want to play games to have fun. If the game isn’t fun for me, then I will not play it anymore”.

I believe that he understands this. However, he just wanted so much to understand Elden Ring and beat it.

Personally, Elden Ring is NOT fun to play and that’s why I don’t play it.

I’m just astounded that my 8-10 year old son persevered so much to beat it.

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You have made a mountain out of a molehill. Neither of my two sons have ever experienced trauma.

Go through and read the other comments in this thread. Has anyone else raised alarm bells? The answer is no.

Please, don’t make accusations here at Beehaw. It isn’t nice.

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‘Traumatic’ just means emotionally distressing. He was disappointed. He wasn’t harmed.

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As far as the argument against the argument for your point, the logical argument was complete in the first paragraph:

<span style="color:#323232;">the academic community has failed to produce any negative relationship between video games and real life.

I have not been able to find any evidence that would support the claims of talking heads, etc.

My other son is ‘on the spectrum’ and is a joy with all of his uniqueness.

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