The act of watching obsessive amounts of TV or movies and playing video games more than just from time to time can have a strong effect on a person’s life. According to the Mayo Clinic, too much screen time can lead to any number of irregular behaviors, including obesity, irregular sleep patterns, behavioral problems, impaired academic performance, violence and less time for interacting with others. Continue reading Too much screen time bad for your personal life?
There has been much hype and criticism for Microsoft‘s challenger in the next generation console wars. The Xbox One exceeded its sales predictions and is in high demand with little supply. Let’s breakdown the pros and cons of the device to see if it’s right for you this holiday season. Continue reading Xbox One delivers
Infinity Ward is at it again with their Call of Duty franchise, this time with a whole new futuristic storyline. Call of Duty: Ghosts has sold one billion dollars worth of games within a 24 hour period, but there’s much hesitation about purchasing the game with the eighth-generation consoles on the horizon. The story line behind Ghosts revolves around the main character, Logan, who’s in the middle of an attack caused by an enemy called the Federation who hijacked a weapons satellite. Continue reading I need Ghosts in my life
In this episode of Tech Talk, we’ll discuss the titles that’ll tempt your heart and make you want to purchase a new console.
The latest game from Infinity Ward is Call of Duty: Ghosts. Ghosts is expected to break almost all records and stats set by its predecessors. Continue reading Tech Talk: Next generation game titles
Violent video games have always been a topic of controversy. The Columbine shooters loved the violent video game Doom and Adam Lanza — the Sandy Hook elementary school shooter — played Call of Duty. It’s not unusual that people have placed much of the blame on the violence depicted in these games. However, what about the other millions of people that play Call of Duty and don’t commit violent crimes? Continue reading Do violent video games cause violence?
This is for all the guys who pay more attention to their game systems than their girlfriends. As someone who plays video games, I’ve been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 almost religiously for a year now, and I understand wanting to blow off others when you prestige or forget to text back when you are really into a game. But, that does not change the fact that your girlfriends are living, breathing people. True, they don’t have cool attachments like silencers or RPGs, but they have feelings. If they are ignored, it is not going to go over well for your relationship or your sex life. What girl wants to be with a guy who pays more attention to his video game than her? Not many.
Take some time to talk to her. If you play for two hours as opposed to seven hours then maybe you will actually leave your room and realize, “Hey, it’s raining outside.” Aside from knowing the weather, seeing the blue sky that isn’t behind a window is a plus. People need attention, and even if your girlfriend seems ok with you playing all the time, I can guarantee there are some times when she wants to see you without a controller in hand.
There are the few girls that are really ok with just watching you play. I am one that actually enjoys watching people play video games. However, take her out some time, talk to her while she’s sitting there. Heck, let her play sometimes. She may be absolutely terrible, but if you are that worried about your record then you need to go on “Intervention.” Relationships are very fragile things. If she isn’t happy with an aspect of your relationship that is a large part of your life, a.k.a. video games, then you are not going to last very long.
If you really don’t care about her then go ahead and ignore her until she dumps you and you can have all the time in the world to play Halo: Reach or Black Ops when it comes out. But if you really like her, make the effort to connect with her and talk to her. Playing video games sometimes is ok. Playing all the time is really unhealthy. I can guarantee that she will not care that you have seven seconds left and it takes five to plant the bomb, or that the score is three to three and you are the last one left against six other people. So turn off the console, get off your 10th prestige level 70 butt, take a shower, change your clothes and pay attention to something other than your TV screen.