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Why I am not playing video games anymore.
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2 days ago I made the decision to stop playing video games once and for all, I deleted steam, origin, and blizzard off of my computer and I unhooked my playstation 4. I've been participating in it for far too long and when I reflect on my life, video games played a large part in harming my development.

When I was younger all I did was stay in and play video games, I did not get out and play sports, which was a big mistake. I grew up fat and the consequences of my obesity still follow me to this day as I lose weight. I was always bullied as a kid, and no one liked me because all I had to talk about was video games, and I wasn't very good at socializing. Kids were brutal to me. It taught me lessons about life.

Back to the topic, I think the whole loser/incel phenomena can be traced back to video gaming. Without question, every single incel is a video gamer or has been at some point. I think getting raised on video games as opposed to on a sports field is a major contributing factor to people becoming incels/being bullied, which are both VERY closely related. 

I'm trying to right the wrongs and make a better life for myself.
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(02-09-2019, 11:20 PM)Richard Wrote: 2 days ago I made the decision to stop playing video games once and for all, I deleted steam, origin, and blizzard off of my computer and I unhooked my playstation 4. I've been participating in it for far too long and when I reflect on my life, video games played a large part in harming my development.

When I was younger all I did was stay in and play video games, I did not get out and play sports, which was a big mistake. I grew up fat and the consequences of my obesity still follow me to this day as I lose weight. I was always bullied as a kid, and no one liked me because all I had to talk about was video games, and I wasn't very good at socializing. Kids were brutal to me. It taught me lessons about life.

Back to the topic, I think the whole loser/incel phenomena can be traced back to video gaming. Without question, every single incel is a video gamer or has been at some point. I think getting raised on video games as opposed to on a sports field is a major contributing factor to people becoming incels/being bullied, which are both VERY closely related. 

I'm trying to right the wrongs and make a better life for myself.
Some maybe. All? My best friend Jason and I played video games from ages 7-16. Where are we now? I'm finishing my last year at an Ivy League school and Jason is happily married with a kid and works on road construction/long haul trucking. It pays very well. 

Had a couple relationships in my entire life, and a few lays. I'm insecure and definitely have issues when it comes to women as you will see in my previous posts. But I'm not an incel by any means. 

My theory is that social isolation is what leads to the incel lifestyle. Proof. Well, I've been incelibate since August of last year. Not because of video games. I haven't played any in the past year. Reason is I'm a hermit at my apartment studying for classes, learning piano in my bedroom and generally am too overwhelmed with work in general to socialize. 

So I don't believe video games can fully be blamed for incel.
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(02-09-2019, 11:20 PM)Richard Wrote: 2 days ago I made the decision to stop playing video games once and for all, I deleted steam, origin, and blizzard off of my computer and I unhooked my playstation 4. I've been participating in it for far too long and when I reflect on my life, video games played a large part in harming my development.

When I was younger all I did was stay in and play video games, I did not get out and play sports, which was a big mistake. I grew up fat and the consequences of my obesity still follow me to this day as I lose weight. I was always bullied as a kid, and no one liked me because all I had to talk about was video games, and I wasn't very good at socializing. Kids were brutal to me. It taught me lessons about life.

Back to the topic, I think the whole loser/incel phenomena can be traced back to video gaming. Without question, every single incel is a video gamer or has been at some point. I think getting raised on video games as opposed to on a sports field is a major contributing factor to people becoming incels/being bullied, which are both VERY closely related. 

I'm trying to right the wrongs and make a better life for myself.

Thats a good decision to make. However, if you are genuinely unattractive, stopping video games doesn't make a difference and won't help in the women department. 

I still play. I should quit too though. If I can quit porn I can quit gaming. One thing video games hinder me from doing, is going out.
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(02-10-2019, 11:59 AM)Brett Wrote: Thats a good decision to make. However, if you are genuinely unattractive, stopping video games doesn't make a difference and won't help in the women department. 

I still play. I should quit too though. If I can quit porn I can quit gaming. One thing video games hinder me from doing, is going out.
Nice truthfulness there. Maybe several plastic surgeries and a miracle, but probably nothing will. 

Video games in "small moderation" is probably okay. As in no more than a few hours a month I'd say. And probably better to play them with friends or in a socialized environment. E.g. FPS like Halo on XBOX Live with best friend or have a get together at someone's place for a tournament match.
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I'm just a fat fuck. Not necessarily unattractive facially. Video games are bad for you and stunt development as a child.
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(02-10-2019, 07:03 PM)Richard Wrote: I'm just a fat fuck. Not necessarily unattractive facially. Video games are bad for you and stunt development as a child.
It won't be permanent if you cut calories and do some sprints or some kind of intense activity movement each week. Good luck with losing weight.
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(02-10-2019, 09:27 PM)locutus24 Wrote: It won't be permanent if you cut calories and do some sprints or some kind of intense activity movement each week. Good luck with losing weight.

Thank you for your advice and concern. But I've been weight training 6x a week with heavy movements and been in a caloric deficit for quite some time now. Lost about 80 pounds far. I was over 400 pounds at one point. 

One day I'm going to die and I don't want to die as a 400 pound fatbody with nothing to show for my life. That should be the motivation anyone needs for training, dieting, and sleeping.
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(02-10-2019, 11:23 PM)Richard Wrote: Thank you for your advice and concern. But I've been weight training 6x a week with heavy movements and been in a caloric deficit for quite some time now. Lost about 80 pounds far. I was over 400 pounds at one point. 

One day I'm going to die and I don't want to die as a 400 pound fatbody with nothing to show for my life. That should be the motivation anyone needs for training, dieting, and sleeping.

Wow, 400 pounds? I couldn't even squat you then ;)

Congrats to your fat loss so far, keep it going.
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(02-10-2019, 11:29 PM)Hans Wrote: Wow, 400 pounds? I couldn't even squat you then Wink

Congrats to your fat loss so far, keep it going.

Thank you.
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(02-09-2019, 11:20 PM)Richard Wrote: 2 days ago I made the decision to stop playing video games once and for all, I deleted steam, origin, and blizzard off of my computer and I unhooked my playstation 4. I've been participating in it for far too long and when I reflect on my life, video games played a large part in harming my development.

When I was younger all I did was stay in and play video games, I did not get out and play sports, which was a big mistake. I grew up fat and the consequences of my obesity still follow me to this day as I lose weight. I was always bullied as a kid, and no one liked me because all I had to talk about was video games, and I wasn't very good at socializing. Kids were brutal to me. It taught me lessons about life.

Back to the topic, I think the whole loser/incel phenomena can be traced back to video gaming. Without question, every single incel is a video gamer or has been at some point. I think getting raised on video games as opposed to on a sports field is a major contributing factor to people becoming incels/being bullied, which are both VERY closely related. 

I'm trying to right the wrongs and make a better life for myself.


Anything done is excess will eventually harm you. If all you do is sit around playing video games then you are wasting you life. If however you play video games to enjoy yourself after finishing your daily goals then by no means do it, nothing wrong with that. Video games are no different than sitting in your desk chair watching netflix series. Both are forms of entertainment.


As for becoming an incel, truth be told , video game industry - like hollywood industry - tends to objectify women ,like a normal armor in a male character becoming half armor in a female character . This cannot make someone an incel however. Its usually a combination of factors . Truth be told, if you are into sports field you may be more successful because you will have a nice body, and this transitions into a smoother personality, as opposed to a gamer that all he does in his day is play in a virtual world. However, look at some streamers. They are making money through their passion, and some of them have actually started becoming gym rats too . The most successful streamers are the ones that are good looking, and have a fun personality .

There is a difference between being an addict vs being really good/passionate at something. An addict cannot think of anything else other than getting his dopamine hit. This is why most gamers are "no lifers" .
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