Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: There really is something better than greatness

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  • bricha lehi, ut
    June 27, 2013 4:51 p.m.

    I am sorry but I think this article is one of the problems with society today. The author took an extreme game, one that fit her mold and blanketed the entire gaming world with it.

    Playing a video game for two hours (which for a casual gamer like me is a REALLY long time) is no worse than watching a movie for two hours. And just like with movies you can CHOOSE which games you are going to play be it uplifting or degenerate.

    One bad game does should not be used to vilify the entire practice of playing a game to relieve some stress, or even to feel like you fit in a little bit.

  • Luke Nelson West Valley City, UT
    June 26, 2013 11:30 p.m.

    I love video games, though I refuse to play any that are rated above T, so I doubt I reflect majority opinion on this subject, but I agree with this article for the most part. I would argue that video games are not anymore a waste of time than watching TV or a Movie when done in moderation, but that's beside the point.

    I was disturbed when I first read the leaked details about this advertisement before it was released. I believe the report was accurate because all of the lines in the ad were in the report, along with other troubling ones, including "who are you not to get away with murder?"

    Goodness being better than greatness aside, for anyone to suggest that playing videogames can make you great seems disingenuous at best, socially damaging at worst.