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This Is Your Brain While Videogaming Stoned 168

Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "Pot and video games have long been bound together in hazy, wedded bliss—as well as in compulsion and codependency. Many a World of Warcraft binger has been found in the darkest hours of the night with clouds of sweet, milk-white smoke curling around him, a bong next to the keyboard. But the way these lovers, games and weed, commingle has only rarely been studied, and when done so, usually exclusively in the context of substance abuse and how it relates to what is known as PVP: 'problem video game playing.'" Motherboard takes a different look.
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This Is Your Brain While Videogaming Stoned

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  • PVP? (Score:4, Informative)

    by waddgodd ( 34934 ) on Friday May 23, 2014 @11:12PM (#47081089) Homepage Journal

    Say PVP to a gamer and they're thinking of how to frag everybody else, not that they're addicted.

  • Re:PVP? (Score:3, Informative)

    by mcgrew ( 92797 ) * on Saturday May 24, 2014 @01:42PM (#47083539) Homepage Journal

    omission of capitalization is a hallmark of early internet adepts (primarily 'murican, of course) who cut their teeth on BBSs, usenet newsgroups, IRC channels, MUDs, etc...

    I can attest to that, having first gone online with a 300 baud modem in 1982. Back then, a lot of smaller computers and some mainframes had no lower case letters (my first two computers had no lower case), so the technical people got used to ignoring the shift key while office workers had IBM-PCs and Wang... uh, I forgot what they were called; it was a minicomputer that was kind of dedicated word processor with multiple terminals the secretaries typed on.

    you'd do well for your johnny-come-lately national presence on the internet to raise your awareness of and respect that.

    You'd do well to respect the properly written word so as to avoid looking like a juvenile and to make what you write more readable. As to respecting writing that uses no capitals, it's like respecting bird shit on your windshield. It was a stupid fad that lasted way past its time and deserves no respect whatever.

You know, Callahan's is a peaceable bar, but if you ask that dog what his favorite formatter is, and he says "roff! roff!", well, I'll just have to...