Clearly we need a thread dedicated to this, considering there was a lengthy discussion on this on my "Introduce Yourself" thread. So do you think video games are a complete waste of time, and if so, why? Personally, I do not, as long as it is in moderation and does not interfere with real life responsibilities. Video games are widely known as something people play to escape reality or to simply have a good time, and that's why I play, not to mention it is basically a hobby of mine. Video games are also the main focus of a lot of famous YouTubers, who make a lot of money doing this. Now of course, while that is understandable because that is how they make money, what about playing it for leisure? I don't make money playing video games and I probably never will. At the end of the day, I want to be able to relax and do something enjoyable that isn't tiresome. If I have a new game, it actually excites me and I can say that it makes my entire day overall more enjoyable. But like I mentioned, everything in moderation. If video games are OVERTAKING your life, causing you to oversleep, not get enough sleep, be late for work, and so on, you have a serious problem and you will get nowhere in life. I, personally, do not let games do this. So in my honest opinion, they are not a waste of time and they have even been proved to help one's hand/eye coordination, reflexes, social skills, and so on. I found this article very interesting and I do have to agree with it. So now, if you feel like it, please let me know what you think, and certainly provide some evidence as to why you may think it is or is not a waste of time.