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  1. Was checking out some videos and it seems to be a really good option as its decently priced, small, quiet and powerful plus very well supported with lots of optimized builds of various emulators. Anyone on board? If so how is it?
  2. We, being s.m.a.t, already knew this of course but the proof is out there: If you're good at games, you might also be good at everything else. That's according to a new study that found two of the world's most popular video games act like IQ tests. Those who are the best at them also get the highest scores on traditional intelligence tests, suggesting that video games might actually make you smarter. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/gaming/video-games-computer-intelligence-iq-test-league-legends-dota-2-defence-ancients-a8057176.html . Gamers perform 10 to 20 percent higher in terms of perceptual and cognitive abilities compared to non-gamers according to the research. Furthermore, the research revealed gamers have longer attention spans and larger field of vision than normal people. https://www.versiondaily.com/science-gamers-are-better-and-smarter-than-non-gamers/ For our study, the experienced players conducted standard paper-and-pencil intelligence tests. The results showed that those with higher IQ test scores tended to perform better at the game. http://theconversation.com/why-video-games-could-be-the-new-iq-tests-87625 Not to mention the rest of the benefits like increased reaction time, offsetting neuro degradation due to ageing, better focus, more concentration, ease of multitasking etc.. Dang it feels good to be a gamer! And now a little bit of philosophy to herald my return: * *'Im sure you're smart enough to read between the lines
  3. Luck

    Gamer or lamer?

    Because, oh mature voice of sanity, I actually must've touched some kind of nerve otherwise you nerds wouldn't be reacting in such predictable ways. Bans, closed threads, angry dislikes being clicked, patting each other on the back for your communal dislike for the one who dares to say something different about your coping mechanism... I could go on but I feel this point has been made enough now and thanks to you all for participating, may it bring some joy to your otherwise drab lives.
  4. Luck

    Gamer or lamer?

    Wow, someone caught feelings and closed the other thread, just like that! Very interesting because now even more of you lot will read it due to curiosity so jobs a good un! Slice like a ninja, cuts like a razor blade!
  5. Luck

    Gamer or lamer?

    Ah here comes the big fella, thanks for putting in an appearance. If you actually read your contributions back in this thread they are very amusing as is your feigned air of indifference when in reality you and I know both how what I've said cuts to the quick because you can't deny the reality of it. As for the kind offer of a slap why not first apply it to yourself because, after all, you're the one who would say that over 50% of the greatest experiences in your life have been via a games console. Isn't that just a bit, sad? Do you need a hug big fella? *group hug*
  6. Luck

    Gamer or lamer?

    Yes, best run away now that I'm actually posting because getting bitch slapped isn't what you really want in front of your nerdfriends, now is it? Run along and whimper quietly in the corner or, I know, waggle your joystick furiously. That'll teach him! A predictable reaction with 24,962 posts under your belt to someone who is pressing a sore spot with reckless abandon. A sci fi series, narcissistic gamer, obsessed with Doctor Who? Its just too easy so I'll let you be but thank you for sticking your head above the parapet for that one...
  7. I don't know who that is nor his history and its my first time signing up here as mods will easily confirm so you can throw that cope out of the window and instead of pointing your finger at me consider the three pointing back at yourself in regards to what I said in the OP. Think.
  8. Luck

    Gamer or lamer?

    Notice how you aren't giving it the big un now when it comes to interacting as I'm actually stomping around here? I don't have any wish to eviscerate you as its obvious that my words have already hit the spot based on your reactions but I do wish you'd actually stop and think because you do have the potential to perceive reality and your motivations far more clearly... As for the quote, once again its true and thats one of the reasons why I picked this place because its slow enough yet full of card carrying, lifelong members whose stories are quite similar and thus perfect for my intention to sprinkle a little self awareness on em. Those of you that feel some kind of way about what I've said here or on the other thread, you can either voice your displeasure via clicking the dislike button and feeling so triumphant at this little win (maybe even class it as an Achievement in your life and each time you look at your shiny digital trophies you'll notice the counterbalance of low self esteem in the real world which is why this need exists in the first place) or you could actually, for once, stop and reconsider your motivations and why you feel this way... Sprinkling seeds...
  9. Do you feel like a sad clown? Laughing on the outside but crying on the inside? Its OK, let it out. You're with friends now and can be brave enough to admit what stings or feel free to try and shrug it off with whatever passes as a witty comment even though you and I both know you'll never look at gaming entirely the same way again as this concept is now embedded in your brain each time you, a fully grown man, sit down to "play".
  10. Luck

    Gamer or lamer?

    I'm like Christ among the lepers... Just doing my good deed.
  11. Lets take it back to your formative years except this time you were one of the "cool kids" at school. You looked good, were self assured, confident, intelligent, sporty and possessed natural social skills and charisma that always placed you at the head of the pack. Do you think this version of you would've needed to escape into his bedroom to stare at a screen for hours? No, I didn't think so. The previous thread was designed to make a splash in your awareness to dreg up deeper patterns of thought and make you reconsider your lifelong motivations. Using the above as an example you should hopefully begin to see your situation differently. I'm not here to insult you, nor condescend or preach. If you interpret it that way it would be much more fruitful to ask "Why?" and reflect on that. The way I see it gaming is the sign of a prolonged adolescent yearning for life to be different than what it is extended into most members adulthoods with little insight into the situation because I'd be glad to wager that the vast majority of you live generally unfulfilling lives in contrast to what you feel is your true potential as you were long ago hoodwinked to accept second best, hence the idea of someone threatening your salvation as presented by gaming is akin to slaughtering holy cows. Before knee jerking yet again or back slapping each other for conforming to your consensual reality tunnel stop for a moment and consider what I'm actually saying. You may just find it very profitable and all I wish to do is make you think...
  12. Luck

    Gamer or lamer?

    Actions speak louder than words and yes it certainly appears you did duck this thread until I'd been banned again. Its not a case of being misunderstood but more so being surrounded by weak people who don't like that fact being pointed out to them as they derive too much pleasure from something thats designed to help alleviate the misery from their otherwise less than optimal lives. I'm going to start another thread on the topic with a slightly different approach, you can all do what you want with this one.
  13. Luck

    Gamer or lamer?

    Last chance in the "I am a grown man who has extended his childhood coping mechanism into a lifelong strategy to get through his otherwise intolerable in many aspects existence" amnesty. If you do not wish to find out why I say such mean sounding things that evidently make you feel some kind of way then: DO NOT REPLY this is the last time I shall extend you lot this courtesy so think twice before posting because you can let it fade or bring it back and we'll see where we go...
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