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ABDUCTION & ANIMAL/HUMAN MUTILATION

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wensam
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#346 | Posted: 14 Jan 2012 17:26
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dreamkatcher:
I have a concern which might be of interest. Two of my grandsons got X-Box for Xmas. Since then, they are completely engrossed, come in from school & straight onto them. They sneak up during the night even to use them. My daughters have tried all ways to stop them, one even charging them for using each day. They are totally obsessed. Any ideas ? Any proof of the harm they cause?

dk

My ex got addicted to shoot em up games during his finals. The combination of stress of finals plus the obsession with playing led him to have dreams where he was in the game- he awoke upset a few times. I think they are potentially harmful and lead children to crave them so much so they dont want to do anything else and become grumpy without it. I used to childmind for a very respectable family, lovely children, then the boy got a supernintendo- going back a bit I know- and his mood changed from that of being fun to be with to rolling about on the floor having a tantrum cause it was not his time to game play. I would persevere with putting them away and saying no- might be hell but eventually it will sink in!

Lazyhorse, I am impressed with the bredth of your research, thanks for putting us in the picture, this subject is very interesting. I am wondering what they are beaming at folk using 3D glasses in the cinema; what effect the 3D films are having on the brain.
ImOverHere
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#347 | Posted: 14 Jan 2012 18:32
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wensam:
I have a concern which might be of interest. Two of my grandsons got X-Box for Xmas. Since then, they are completely engrossed, come in from school & straight onto them. They sneak up during the night even to use them. My daughters have tried all ways to stop them, one even charging them for using each day. They are totally obsessed. Any ideas ? Any proof of the harm they cause

Hi dk
It was the opposite way round with my children when they were young. It was me who was a middle aged gamer. When my son was 4yrs old we and him spent hours playing Gran Turismo a racing car game on the PS1. He learnt all about decimals and counting trying to knock a few millisecs off his lap time. His reading was very well advanced from reading the screen and game instructions. He also had to alter the wheel cambers, engine and gearbox settings to get the best performance out of his car. All this thinking and working out taught him how to think about things. Now 19yrs later he is at University taken a Bsc Hon Degree after obtaining 5 highers ( comparable to A levels).

Dont worry about your grandchildren dk try to find them games that make them think and just be pleased they have an interest. You can also use the games as an item of barter for chores etc.
Planettraveller
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#348 | Posted: 14 Jan 2012 19:38
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ImOverHere:
Gran Turismo a racing car game on the PS1.

IOH Oh Im with you on that one.My Daughters boyfriend would leave it at our house,as soon as they went out I was on it.I must admit though when I went out in the car I found I was driving a bit crazy.(still am I suppose)
dark star
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#349 | Posted: 14 Jan 2012 19:43 | Edited by: dark star
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ImOverHere:
You can also use the games as an item of barter

I resisted from buying my son nintendo 3DS,but the cunning little sod found games on satalite TV channels ! Anyhow i gave in and on xmas morning he got his DS......very good tool to barter with,he,ll do exactly as i ask otherwise its goodbye to super mario cart 7....lol.

He,s discovered that it records,records you without knowing,speeds up and slows down the recordings and will do this over and over again......strange kid.
It takes photos as well.
ImOverHere
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#350 | Posted: 14 Jan 2012 20:06
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I'm playing Assasin's Creed Revelations at the moment after logging more than 140 hrs on Skyrim, the latest in the Elder Scrolls series. I'm going to start it again and do somethings in a different order, most important is to get the Skeleton Key as early as possible.
Joe
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#351 | Posted: 14 Jan 2012 22:20 | Edited by: Joe
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I bought an old Nintendo NES version of my brother many years ago, I became addicted to it and could not stop buying games -
must have about sixty or seventy games for the machine!

I particularly remember the games: Solar Jetman and Lifeforce.





dreamkatcher
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#352 | Posted: 15 Jan 2012 01:27
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wensam:
My ex got addicted to shoot em up games during his finals.

ImOverHere:
It was the opposite way round with my children when they were young.

dark star:
I resisted from buying my son nintendo 3DS,but the cunning little sod found games on satalite TV channels !

ImOverHere:
I'm playing Assasin's Creed Revelations at the moment after logging more than 140 hrs on Skyrim,

Joe:
Joe

Thomas got a fantastic report on his GCSE's on Friday - homework always in on time, etc. so ban been lifted. Phew. Im just in from looking after them (01.25am) & only seen him once tonight when he came downstairs for a drink.

I tried Super Mario on the Wii last night & it was voted that I was the worst player ever. I couldnt even find my character. Kept going down holes, lol & being rescued. Its not for me. My reflexes are non-existent.

dk
wensam
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#353 | Posted: 15 Jan 2012 10:54
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IOH and DS, it's quite clear that you are responsible parents and have guided your children well. Im not against these things, in fact I used to beat the boys at racing games and I did get addicted to tetris. When I said that too much gaming was potentially harmful, I was thinking about the students that did drop out cause of too much weed and games as well as the children whose parents use computer games to babysit their children, let them have a tv and console in their bedroom. One child I teach quite often comes to school tired and has told us he has been up late playing games. I could go on.
Joe
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#354 | Posted: 15 Jan 2012 21:24 | Edited by: Joe
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Alright, who's turn is it to throw the dice?!



It would be nice if we had the software in here to organise a games room, and have it as one of the categories.

Just realised; on this board they talk in millions and billions of pounds now!

And the colours have been changed for the street names too; amongst other things - well I did buy my Monopoly game back in 1972 with two books of Green Shield Stamps - sign of the times.

[200 million for passing GO - phew!]
Arrmand
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#355 | Posted: 16 Jan 2012 10:38
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I was always one for AD&D on the board, but then came the Amega1000 and I was hooked on Eye of the Beholder one and two, the amount of time I have played these games must run into years now, I don't play games any more well not for over a year at least last one was Dragon Age, NWN2.
Joe
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#356 | Posted: 16 Jan 2012 16:58 | Edited by: Joe
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One day I'm sure they will bring out "virtual reality games", not the so called silly virtual reality games we have now at the moment, where "you" have to wear a helmet to see toy images. I think it's heading in that direction.

I think one way it could be achieved is to wear some very high tech device to induce and manipulate our dream world into making us realise we are dreaming, then we can all pick and choose how the dream will manifest itself.
Kozmik
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#357 | Posted: 16 Jan 2012 17:04
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Joe:
then we can all pick and choose how the dream will manifest itself.

Believe it or not; that is how our world manifests itself already
wensam
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#358 | Posted: 16 Jan 2012 17:19
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Kozmik:
Joe:
then we can all pick and choose how the dream will manifest itself.

Believe it or not; that is how our world manifests itself already

Or manipulated by TPTB- remember Arne in Total Recall?
Joe
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#359 | Posted: 16 Jan 2012 17:21
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Kozmik:
Believe it or not; that is how our world manifests itself already

Yes, David Icke territory (all an illusion). But maybe we can manipulate it to our advantage in a positive way!, on tap if you like.
Joe
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#360 | Posted: 16 Jan 2012 17:24
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wensam:
Or manipulated by TPTB- remember Arne in Total Recall?

I did have that in mind while I was typing wensam, but I do not want it to be abused in that way! Anything good can be turned against us.
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