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Guest Sep 4, 07
wow... if i had a subscription to TIME i would cancel it in a heartbeat... Gaming is not unhealthy, it is not in the ghetto, and that bastard at TIME needs to never write another article again. Anyone that close minded needs to keep his opinions to himself.
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kspiess Sep 4, 07
Funny you should say that -- the blog writer who first wrote about the TIME article actually did cancel his subscription to the magazine.
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MicahWrites Sep 4, 07
In the style of writing that Mr.Grossman chosen as his conveyance for his warped and distorted opinion for a subject of which he obviously has no understanding or reason for what so ever, a great deal can be said.

I understand his use of the new word 'unironic', but he, a journalist, must be aware that it is wholly unprofessional and is in fact a psychological fact that individuals who try to make up new words and terms and meaning for such do issues with lower than average intelligence and higher than normal pride in ones self. Stick with the dictionary you have Lev. If you don't have one, go buy one.

As for the rest of his less than notable quotes, he seems to be trying his best to emulate old Bill Shakespeare. Shakespeare found his plots in the Greeks pantomimes that predated his works by hundreds and thousands of years. Shakespeare then veiled his borrowed stories in complex verbose to try and win the upper class with that literary sophistication. And because plays were the only form of entrainment in the late 1500s and early 1600s, the lower class would feel raised closer to those egalitarian nobles above them for having simply seen some bards put on a show.

Mr.Grossman should preform a little bit of research before he writes his final draft, and perhaps his editor should actually read and heaven forbid, edit his writers work before sending it off to copy and the inevitable immortality of the presses.

There's no ghetto of gaming. Gaming is a multi-billion industry that has existed for decades with the emergence of Pong, the birth of Donkey Kong, and certainly doesn't need the help of Master Chief to keep it alive.
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Shadow of Death Sep 4, 07
This guy, and Jack Thompson, would likely get along well enough, ignorant as they both are, along with their negative opinions on Gaming in general...

I'm surprised TIME printed that load of crap...course, I'm not familiar with TIME Magazine's Quality Control...

LOL @ The guy's obliviousness to the fact that there are more Halo 2 players, than TIME subscribers...

About the mainstream business...is not the gaming industry a 50 Billion Dollar industry? That sounds pretty 'mainstream' to me...
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kspiess Sep 4, 07
Ya, tallteen86... as of recent years, you could say that gaming is one of the biggest streams of the mainstream.

Some people are just slow to catch on.

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Guest Sep 4, 07
wow....someone needs to shutup, I play video games because they are fun and help my creativity, some play professionaly, some play for fun, and those who live terrible lives where their parents ignore them and people pick on the play to escape reality (i know the last one isnt the healthiest) but videos games are becoming (with the Xbox 360) a place to download movies, chat, download music, play games, and just hang with friends...without wasting gas. So to the ass hole that wrote that article you are the reason for gas prices being so high ya dick some of our best friends are online but have recently moved and its the only way to "interact" with them without having to buy a plane ticket or WASTE GAS to drive across a couple states

DONT GET ME WRONG i love social events and sports i also love games but people do need a balance in their lives. Some people Play WAY too much.

Some of us would also like to work in the video game industry one day (one of the fastest growing and pays really good). So we learn what good games are by playing them.
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Guest Sep 4, 07
Time just lost a subscriber.
I cannot begin to explain how much of an idiot this man is. I am glad only a small ghetto of post retirement seniles read Time.
Take that!
I am only 17, but I am not some stereotype, and I am not a member of some ghetto.
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grayfox2 Sep 4, 07
I hate TIME. And yet I read it =/. It's just a bunch of liberal a-holes who have useless lives so they try to report on stuff that people care about. Unfortunately, NO ONE CARES! They need to stop bashing Rupert Murdoch, stop being Osama-Bomba, CLITon licking, Edwards loving idiots and ACTUALLY REPORT THE NEWS! Kthxbai!
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MicahWrites Sep 4, 07
'Time Magazine' simply goes to bolster that already known fact that there is no liberal and non-bias media left in the United States. That small sector of honest and intriguing reporters are now called Bloggers, but with everyone and their dog having a blog nowadays you never know who to trust. Every major news reporter with their hour long soap box show has a blog, and those on Fox don't even write their own. Sure, they'll babble of some incoherent ramblings to their intern stenographer who types it up, edits, hands it off to an editor-in-chief who then embellish or diminish whatever has been said so that it may reflect the political slant of that one particular media outlet.

Honestly, does Time think they're appealing to the upper class of citizens who haven't a clue what a video game is. Or does time trying to display some type or odd sophistication, closely akin to some person who takes a hunk or rotten beef, lets it mold, slaps it on a plate and charges people that fixed cover price to stare at it because they've deemed it art.

Perhaps Time can't report the news because all of their journalists and writers consider them artists and not reporters or writers..

When was the last time you saw the weatherman forecast rain through interpretive dance.

Time magazine is not art or poetry or opinion, it supposed to be about news.
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Guest Sep 4, 07
what an asshole. halo is not for teenage geeks. me and almost al my friend play halo and we are in college with real lives too. this guy need to stop being in denial and realize halo is huge
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Guest Sep 4, 07
I love Halo and Halo 2, and I know lot's of people do. I don't play online due to the high cost to do so, but I play with friends sometimes and this guy has probably never even seen what an Elite looks like. He probably just targeted Halo because it's probably the only game he's ever heard of. I know a bunch of people who have lives and play video games. It's just that this guy needs a life. Bashing pretty much eveveryone who has ever owned a video game console. Grossman clearly didn't do any research before he wrote tis article. If he did, the idiot would know that there are hundreds of thousands more people out there playing video games, online or off, than there are reading that sloppily writen magazine. This person needs to do a bit more research before he writes an article and refers to pretty much all the gamers out there as part of a ghetto. Disrespecting all those people at once! He should be ashamed!
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Guest Sep 4, 07
the writer should be fired! Playing Halo is not different from playing Mario or anything elese. Its 30 sec. of fun. Its gonna give a bad image to the game and all gamers
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Hellfire29 Sep 4, 07
He probably thinks that gamers are small and weak when in reality they could probably bash the sh*t out of him without even breaking a nail. In a totally unrelated matter, if someone does see him..
Here's a picture of him: http://www.lovereading.co.uk/books/authors/Lev_Grossman_pic.jpg
Looks much like the stereotypical gamer, just with no hair.
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SillyPuddee Sep 5, 07
He likes like a bitch.
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