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Old August 21, 2006, 05:36 AM
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Default Why Playstation is NOT a waste of time...

I have a debate tomorrow....and the topic is that 'Playstaion is a waste of time'...We are saying it is not....


Any ideas on why it is not....
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Old August 21, 2006, 06:08 AM
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1. Technically you can't be 'wasting' your time if your doing something you enjoy.
e.g. Would watching a movie or listening to music then also consitute 'wasting' your time?

Don't mean to be rude, but the idea here would be to brainstorm your contention both as a team and as an individual.

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Old August 21, 2006, 08:36 AM
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Mr cricket's reponse is a good one.

There are also some scientific papers regarding positives of video games such as certain games increase your response time, awareness and you can count more at a time than average people... (as in you can easily spot 15 objects without counting whereas normal is like 6 or something...)..

Search for those articles...
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Without the games kids will have more time to waste on more bad things like ADDA, MASTANI and FIELDING(if u know what I mean)...
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In social gathering among bengali families (5 to 10 families) over the weekend, if you have a playstation step up in your guest room or game room, then you will have less chilla-chilli, duora-douri from the kids. A peaceful gathering, adda, backbiting!!
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Old August 21, 2006, 11:24 AM
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In social gathering among bengali families (5 to 10 families) over the weekend, if you have a playstation step up in your guest room or game room, then you will have less chilla-chilli, duora-douri from the kids. A peaceful gathering, adda, backbiting!!
but a lot of wastage of electricity ,

I wonder what would happen to game lovers when we would run out of resources to generate electricity ...
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Old August 21, 2006, 11:30 AM
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In social gathering among bengali families (5 to 10 families) over the weekend, if you have a playstation step up in your guest room or game room, then you will have less chilla-chilli, duora-douri from the kids. A peaceful gathering, adda, backbiting!!
yeah, typical bangali gathering: the aunties gossipping about which bhai bought his "bhabi" a set of jewellery and commenting on how biryanite lobon kom hoise, the uncles discussing bangladeshi politics, and the kids gathered around a playstation, decapitating hostile soldiers.
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Old August 21, 2006, 11:37 AM
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.... ya and the more grown-ups all in the basement browsing host uncle's magazine starts with the name "Play".... life is good ... indeed.
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Old August 21, 2006, 11:45 AM
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playstation is a waste of time cause x box is better.
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Ooh we got an Xbox fanboy here... right Bancan, I guess that's why Playstation and Playstation 2 both sold over 100 million units each.

PS3 will rule the earth.

I agree with Mr-Cricket's answer, you can't be "wasting" your time if you enjoy doing something. What should have been the question is whether Playstaion (or any games console) is a "constructive" use of time, which is a debatable topic. Yet I see not much harm being done.
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Old August 21, 2006, 01:39 PM
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i hate buying memory cards for ps2's. so x box is better. but i wanted to buy ps3 cause 360 is not that good. but the i dun think i m goin to spend 700 dollars on ps3. but i think i will buy nintendo wii
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i hate buying memory cards for ps2's. so x box is better. but i wanted to buy ps3 cause 360 is not that good. but the i dun think i m goin to spend 700 dollars on ps3. but i think i will buy nintendo wii
So you dislike PS2 because you hated buying memory cards for it then I don't blame you for not wanting to buy the PS3. Then again, IMO PS3 is a good long-term investment for at least 5-6 years.. If you're a gamer/consumer with discretionary income then it's the perfect console+home entertainment for you, otherwise good luck with the gimicky Wii
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Old August 21, 2006, 04:20 PM
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PS2 is a great video game console. My unit is 4+ years old and my son grew up with it (he is 6). If you are selective with what games you play it can be benefecial for kids. My son plays lot of aerial combat games which require good hand-eye coordination and smart thinking. Last Spring we took a test flight in a F-15 eagle simulator at Warner Robins AFB and he shot down a bogey before I even realized where the bandit was. The guy managing the simulator literally came out to our cockpit and I told him i didnt do anything, it was this little brat sitting on my lap! Generally speaking, good video games are great learning tools for kids and Playstation platform has the most games. (although Xbox will probably catch up because its more flexible for game developers)
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Gamer cluster shoots down the bogey and blames the innocent kid.
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Old August 22, 2006, 05:44 AM
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What a mess!
I was enjoying those brilliant comments, but Bancan and his buddy came out from nowhere and ruined everything!
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Old August 22, 2006, 09:01 AM
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I have a debate tomorrow....and the topic is that 'Playstaion is a waste of time'
What ???
Who set up the topic mate??
your 65 year old English Literature Teacher??
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Old August 22, 2006, 10:16 AM
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playstation is a waste of time cause x box is better.
All game consoles are waste of time, because PC is the best

Keyboard + Mouse > any other controller
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Old August 22, 2006, 08:29 PM
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hmm, pc is the only thing I use for gaming, used to go to coin games though.
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Old August 22, 2006, 10:22 PM
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What a mess!
I was enjoying those brilliant comments, but Bancan and his buddy came out from nowhere and ruined everything!

ooooooooo i m sorry.
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All game consoles are waste of time, because PC is the best

Keyboard + Mouse > any other controller
Well that's only because of the controller, but how do you distinguish better games? I only agree PC is good for FPSs, RTSs, MMORPGs, Simulations, etc - those are the games I use my PC for due to better control and hardware spex. Sadly the downside is PC games and genres don't have a lot of variety for most games that I enjoy.
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Old August 24, 2006, 04:12 PM
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Cmon man! You can't compare personal computer to game consoles! It's like comparing a tv set to a movie theater screen when you want to watch "The Gladiator" or "Saving Private Ryan". Check the facts. 90% of commercially developed games are for game consoles, not for PC. Pick up any decent game developer book that discusses the platforms and you will see why. Game consoles are meant primarily for gaming and all these DVD, home theater stuff packaged these days are after thoughts (I dont even use my DVD player anymore to watch movies). Whereas personal computers do a variety of things, gaming is just one of them. When I go to any Best Buy or other store and try out a "gaming computer", it is never a close match to my old PS2.
Sure there are many games well-suited for PC, just like we have "made-for-tv" movies ;-). But check any recent hot games that are released on various paltforms. PC equivalent of such games don't come close to the console versions in gaming experience or graphics. One example: play "secret Weapons Over Normandy" on a PS2 then try it's PC version (you better have a 2Gb memory and a decent processor first!). You can tell the difference yourself.
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Well that's only because of the controller, but how do you distinguish better games? I only agree PC is good for FPSs, RTSs, MMORPGs, Simulations, etc - those are the games I use my PC for due to better control and hardware spex. Sadly the downside is PC games and genres don't have a lot of variety for most games that I enjoy.
FPS and RTS are alone good enough to make PC a better choice for gaming. And the ability to play all kind of games is a bonus.

You can play GTA games on PC, but you can't play AoE II or Rise of Nations on PS2/Xbox.
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FPS and RTS are alone good enough to make PC a better choice for gaming. And the ability to play all kind of games is a bonus.

You can play GTA games on PC, but you can't play AoE II or Rise of Nations on PS2/Xbox.
I'm not gonna argue on this anymore, this is pointless. You've made up your mind so have it your way..

Just to let you know I'm anticipating an FPS called 'Crysis' on the PC, coz it's the only platform it'll be on and for good reasons.. but can I play amazing games like Metal Gear Solid on the PC? or Shadow of the Colossus? How about God of War? May be Final Fantasy XIII coming out next year, no?

No.
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