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Here is a great discussion topic i've just came up for all you gamrconnect folks to ramble on about

Can video/computer games be regarded as an necessity for the millions who play them?

This is a hard one to write out in one line as an question but is gaming on video game consoles and computers an necessity for people to have. But to get your heads around it answer these questions:

1. How will you go without TV 

2. How will you go without Internet 

Those two things are now classed as a necessity for MILLIONS of people World Wide. And because of them they have the right to complain how its handled just like how we handle out Food and water. You dont want terrible or bad food or water around so the consumers complain and take action against bad products and bad water for thousands of years. 

we also complain about whats on TV and how our Internet is ran. For example the TV networks cant display hardcore porn or public executions on TV all the time because we as the consumer would complain and ultimately take action with laws and stuff like that. 

But can video games be classed as the same as TV and the internet. Millions rely on it for Entertainment all the time and can you see yourself with out it there as a source of entertainment. 

If Video games are classed as an necessity we should have the power to complain and control , the Costs of games, and what are on games for example: if suddenly all the food supermarkets raised there prices of food , there would be chaos and in the end they would come down. What about  games if there prices were to suddenly double you would complain desperately to get them down since you need them. Same with quality, you dont want the market to be fool of boring poor quality games just the same as bad and poor quality food. 

thats all i am going to say but this really comes down to 

Do we have the right to complain about the games given to us?



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it's not a necessity, it's entertainment. i guess entertainment in general can be considered a necessity to some degree. but one specific entertainment type isnt, imo.

internet on the other hand has become a real necessity because it's an important means of comunication, and some ppl cant even work without it.



mchaza said:

Here is a great discussion topic i've just came up for all you gamrconnect folks to ramble on about

Can video/computer games be regarded as an necessity for the millions who play them?

 

Do we have the right to complain about the games given to us?


No the short answer is no. Games are not a necessity as we can live without them. Internet is nescessary because it is what runs the global economy these days everyone communicates through internet and the service has become a nescessary thing. Just look at Y2K when many people thought the internet would crash, they thought it would be the end of the world, that makes it a nescessary.

TV is becoming less of a nescessity these days compared to a computer. But the radio used to be a nescessity to keep the world informed and unified. Then the TV replaced it, whats the first thing you do when you hear about a disaster you either turn on your TV to the news or log onto the internet to read about it. Food scarce the internet and tv, war internet or TV, natural disaster internet or TV.

Games are as nescessary as movies and music, pretty close to nescessary but not a must.

Do we have the right to complain about the games given to us, that is a completely different question. As consumers we reserve the right to complain about anything we consume. You have every right to write an angry letter to Activision about your product or to write your local paper about the prices of software. At least in a democracy that is your right. But that does not make gaming a necessity.



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no,I can live without these things,but you can't live without food/water.



I didn't know tv and internet where a neccessity. I usually think more of what is the bare minimun i need to survive, ie food, water, shelter from the weather.



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thranx said:

I didn't know tv and internet where a neccessity. I usually think more of what is the bare minimun i need to survive, ie food, water, shelter from the weather.


tv isnt a necessity in my opinion but internet can be for some people, for work and nowadays is very used by people studying so it can be considered a necessity. not a global one though, it depends on your ocupation i guess