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Drug Czar: Getting High Hurts Your Video Gaming Skills

Filed under: General Gaming
Posted by Lunabean on March 10, 2009 11:05 AM
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While I'm not promoting the use of marijuana, I have to wonder how dangerous a drug can be when the White House Drug Czar's office is telling people to stay away from it, not because it's dangerous and can ruin your life, but because it can, "directly influence your gaming ability". Say it isn't so!

The Drug Czar's website explains how hand-eye coordination, memory, and perception are all affected by pot, making it difficult to "win a background" (wtf?), beat an opponent, and defeat a game.



Hmm. While I'm not someone who smokes pot and plays videogames, I'm not sure I agree with the Drug Czar's assessment of the situation, as not all videogames are created equal. I mean, sure, if you're planning a massive assault in the World of Warcraft, perhaps getting high isn't the best idea. However, if it's a lazy Sunday afternoon and you're in the mood for a little Tiger Woods Golf, is getting stoned really going to hurt? And could it even, dare I say, help? Not that I'd know anything about that... OK. It was the Nintendo 64, it was Wailea Open, and I was in college. Leave me alone!!!

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I,for one, really don't see any dramatic decrease in my ability to play the games I play while high. Sometimes it makes the game more exciting. SH4 was a great game but sometimes the monsters and ghost did seem a little corny....until u get high and play it. Being high actually raises your awareness in paranoia which makes the game alot more suspenseful! Either way it really doesn't effect my play. Even with sports games or other adventure games. At any given gaming session you can be either on top of your game,average, or just flat out suck! Stoned or not. I've won alot of games and money while high but then again I've lost some too. What I'm tryna say is IT DOESNT MATTER!!!




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