Does playing games is wastage of time??????

India
March 14, 2011 12:57am CST
hello friends I want to know that playing games on computer is good for us or is just a wastage of time.. When we play games we got a target that I have to finish this level and if we got failed we try it again until we didnt finish over that level. So playing games is just a kind of entertainment or a type of addiction.........
15 responses
• United States
14 Mar 11
I would think that it is only an addiction if you just can't peel yourself away and neglect priorities and responsibilities. But if you know you have to study, go to work, household chores and hygiene must be done and not neglected by the game then I would say it is for entertainment purposes. Some people actually forget to eat and or over eat while using the games. So make sure you have a balance between responsibilities and you should be fine. I do see that you are new so a warm welcome to you!
• United States
14 Mar 11
Seems like entertainment to me. Have fun!
• India
14 Mar 11
First of all thanks for such a warm welcome... I want just to say that we know that playing games is just a type of entertainment but knowing this we just start playing and think that tday i would play only 1 hr but when we doen,t finish that step we took more 10mins again more 15 mins and in this way we nearly take more time.....
@ceres31 (141)
• Philippines
14 Mar 11
playing games is not actually a waste of time depends on how you handle it. Like you play to spare boredom or play to relax your brain from some stressful work. It is a leisure. But too much is not good. You also need to control yourself from it to avoid addiction. Placing a goal is a good example. Like you plan to stop playing when you reach this certain level. Then you should stop then.
• India
14 Mar 11
Bt when we just start playing we dont think to do other jobs which are pending and we just concentrate to the game its just not my thinking but many of us who just love to play games they also repeat the same..........
@ceres31 (141)
• Philippines
14 Mar 11
Then you should learn to control. Overdoing results to addiction.
@allknowing (103985)
• India
27 Nov 11
You must have heard this saying "All work and no play makes Jack and dull boy". There is not a single day that I do not play online and mostly it is a card game a game that sets me thinking and gives me joy when I get through the puzzle. My brain gets sharpened in a pleasant way specially when it is not a duty while as you know duty does put us off sometimes.
@xien2xien (1382)
• Philippines
14 Mar 11
everybody that plays doesn't think that it was a waste of time it was fun and at the same time it was their way of relaxation. but for those who didn't play it was definitely a waste of time that's why they are not using their time playing maybe there was a thing or something they are doing for fun and for their relaxation and maybe that thing is also a waste of time for those who likes to play, people have different point of views and have different style on how they conserve their time :)
• India
14 Mar 11
if it is a way of relaxation or fun then why people who just a fresher to the world of computer just started to play games as much as he or she can but after few days or months he just dont want to play that game instead of that he try to other game..........
@Mashnn (4502)
27 Nov 11
If you cannot do a day without playing computer games or you feel incomplete when you misses it, then I would call it an addiction but if you can do without it sometimes, it is just a form of entertainment for you.
@mayur2j (98)
• India
27 Nov 11
Well It depends upon people and their interests. For people who don't like to play games at all will always think it's a waste of time but people who like to play games like anything will always find it interesting. Any entertainment when continued for very long time continuously neglecting other important aspects of life will result into an addiction which will always be a harm to you and people around you. I myself find playing games very exciting but it's not that I play games 24*7 leaving my work.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
14 Mar 11
Well,it depends. You know,everything has two sides. Playing games can do both good and bad to one. It depends how you treat them. If we play games once in a while and relax our brains after school and work, it may refresh our spirit and make us quick in thinking. But if we are addicted in playing games and forget what we should do, or don't have meals and sleep properly. Games will do harm to us. If we can control the time and energy we spend on games, we will win; otherwise, we will lose. But in my opinion, small kids should playing games under the watch of parents, because small kids have little ability to control themselves.
• United States
28 Mar 11
Well, I think playing games is kind of a waste of time. It uses up time but it fun to do because it takes up time. I get bored so I just start playing my xbox and soon I noticed 3 hours has passed. IT is addicting but sometimes it has to be a good game to make it addicting. Computer games are even more addicting I have seen someone that would play for hours. I would tell them to stop but they wont listen because computer games get updated and new things would happen.
• United States
15 Mar 11
Playing games isn't a waste of time. It's very entertaining and helps us relieves some stress that you got from school, work, relationship, etc. As long you don't play video games for 24 hours a day and do other things, than it's not a waste of time. You might like to play video games to relax while other people like to read books, watch TV, and listen to music. It's all entertainment just to help us to relief our stressful times and just relax for a few hours.
@sajeevking (5077)
• Mumbai, India
14 Mar 11
Playing games on pc is fun to me but i do like to work online whenever i start playing i just don't stop till i complete few level i fell addict to it when i start playing ones but i do try to avoid playing whenever i am at my pc as i think i would waste time but then too some days i start playing game thinking that i would play for a hours but the times go flying and when i am not able to complete it and turns out to be i am playing games from 3 hours straight i can't stop once i started or till i complete the entire games
• China
4 May 11
Play game is not waste of time,because you do what you like.and also good for the brain.
@mantis36 (4219)
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
the only advantage of this PC Games is you have the option to save your current game in order to continue soon... so you can do your next objective.... by that reason, it is not a waste of time.... and playing PC Games just only increase your knowledge particularly in Computer design, programming, editing of photo or software, computer technician, too many to mention.... it majority bring good more than harm...
• Canada
16 May 11
Depends on what you are playing, video games can be educational, a way to remove stress, a way to aid in goal setting and a means of socialization if it becomes an addiction then you must stop and even though when I don't play I experience withdrawal symptoms I can still overcome these so I wouldn't say it is a problem for me however limiting time playing is important to prevent addiction
19 Jul 11
In my opinion its just fun and i am a gamer too i download them from http://gamersiso.com
@wiggles18 (2522)
• Canada
14 Mar 11
I think life would be pretty boring if we spent every minute of our life trying to "get ahead". Sometimes we need a little time to relax, and for some, that means playing video games.