A three-year study at Brunel University claims that online gaming can
be good for young teens, (13-16 years old), because it ‘introduces them
to a diversity that they might not otherwise encounter’.
That is probably the lamest, gobbly-gook reason that I’ve ever heard and
I’m suprised that it comes from a university professor.
Why not just drop the 13 year olds in the center of New York City’s entertainment
section with $100 each. Let them roam around the city unsupervised. Now THERE’s
some diversity that they would not otherwise encounter. That is good for them?
Whenever you expose a 13 year old child to UNUSUAL DIVERSITY, they should
be supervised by a mature, trustworthy adult.
An anonomous Xbox player revealed how he “wins” every game.
Actually, he continuously loses every game, because he admitedly
does not have the skills nor the time to develop those skills,
but after weeks and months of losing every game, he finally
decided on a revenge tactic.
Just as he is about to get shot dead, he runs full speed at
his adversary and at the last minute tosses a plasma grenade
at him – BOOM! They both die and no one wins.
Well, that’s better than dying alone and the other guy, being
much more skilled has more to lose by dying. Go figure!
Yes, a 17 year old Dutch boy was REALLY arrested for stealing virtual
furniture in Habbo Hotel. He moved the furniture from another player’s
room to his own after tricking the other player into giving up his
How many times have we been warned NOT to give up our password?
“Yah but, this seem to be legitimate!” Duh!
Yah but, yah but, yah but….
THEY ALWAYS SEEM LEGITIMATE!!!
Let’s go over it one more time. Do NOT give out your password.
According to Harvard Law School professor Charles Nesson poker is
a game of skill, not of chance.
Nesson’s philosohy is that poker is almost entirely about betting and
getting your opponents to fold. So, in that sense, strategy, psychology,
self-control, and risk-assessment means that a skilled player can win
regardless of what cards she or he holds.
Wishful thinking I say. Seriously, all that stuff is easy for him
to spout. He’s a law professor at one of the best law schools in
the world. He is set financially. All he “needs” is a few good
sounding lectures that will attract more tuition.
Such as these lectures that he’s offerring: “Poker: A Game of Truth
in Life and Law” and “Law as Rhetorical Poker”.