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#1    Janiel

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 11:55 PM

LOS ANGELES - Nearly half of video game players watched less television last year or plan to cut their viewing time this year, according to a report issued on Thursday that lends credence to industry fears that young men are switching off the tube.
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I for one have cut back my TV time A LOT i last time a watched tv for more then 5 fminutes was like two weeks ago tongue.gif

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 12:16 AM

Why watch a tv episode and accept whats happening when you can play a computer game and influence whats happening?

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 12:30 AM

I dont know abnout anyone else, but i have barely watched tv at all for the past year or so. Most of my free time is spent online, and the rest either playing nintendo or reading.

I havent even seen the simpsons in months, and i used to watch it religiously lol  

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 10:03 AM

I've found the opposite, in the last few years I'm watching tons of anime DVDs and hardly playing video games  tongue.gif Don't watch much telivised tv though wacko.gif  

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 12:12 PM

I havent really watched tv much this year..... Which is weird for me...... I spend my time online, or playing video games......

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 12:15 PM

QUOTE (Subtemperate @ Aug 29 2004, 02:12 AM)
I havent really watched tv much this year..... Which is weird for me...... I spend my time online, or playing video games......

me too thumbsup.gif what do you play?

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 12:16 PM

Nothing too interesting..... I toss a coin on whether I play ps2, gamecube or xbox..... and then work from there.....

Edited by Subtemperate, 29 August 2004 - 12:17 PM.

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 11:05 PM

i tend to spend more time playing video games then watching the television, but thats usualy if i've just bought a new game, also theres never anything on television to watch..... huh.gif  

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 11:08 PM

plus when fable and halo 2 come out, i'll never watch the television, and then KOTOR 2 and LOTR third age are coming out, so no television for me once those games are in my collection..... laugh.gif

but i'm sure sure i'll come to television when those games are complete...

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 03:36 AM

fable is going to be awesome...tv sucks, i get sick of seeing the same stupid celebrities in the news all the time, music channels suck, and  sitcoms suck...south park is cool so is family guy and aqua teen hunger force,,,other than that tv is poo!


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Posted 31 August 2004 - 02:17 AM

I don't think telavision is a complete bad thing cause I watch documentaries that teach.

But when I watch TV, I get a feeling I'm non-productive at the moment and it bothers me.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 07:14 PM

i watch way too much tv, play to many video games and am online nonstop... and i do all these things at THE SAME TIME!!!! grin2.gif


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Posted 31 August 2004 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE(Hailo_hellFIRE @ Aug 30 2004, 04:17 PM)
But when I watch TV, I get a feeling I'm non-productive at the moment and it bothers me.

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yea me too, thats kinda why i dont watch much

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 11:33 PM

i dont watch much tv and i doubt anyone would call me a gamer  whistling2.gif

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 05:12 PM

At least i'm not like my brother. He watches TV while lying down on the couch, eats chips, cookies, and watches for HOURS!!!

What a potatoe, he says he's gonna be a Ranger. Guess its gonna be quite a challenge for him grin2.gif

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