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Offline homerwannabee

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Is excessive play of Donkey Kong bad for mental health?
« on: August 26, 2023, 02:31:31 pm »
Personally I think it is. Over the years I've seen enough Donkey Kong players who play this game excessively who are prone to anger or mental health issues seem to have their mental difficulties amplified.

But perhaps this is a common theme with doing anything excessively, and I'm just seeing examples of Donkey Kong because it's something I have an interest in.

You could say the same thing about chess as a few great chess players seem to have lost their minds over the years

Just my two cents
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Re: Is excessive play of Donkey Kong bad for mental health?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2023, 09:13:55 pm »
who have you seen?
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Re: Is excessive play of Donkey Kong bad for mental health?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2023, 09:34:14 am »
who have you seen?
Well, you're a good reference point.  I don't think the Allen Offs were too good for you
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Re: Is excessive play of Donkey Kong bad for mental health?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2023, 03:40:50 pm »
who have you seen?
Well, you're a good reference point.  I don't think the Allen Offs were too good for you
being forced to do something is never good.  I was getting older regardless ..  Yeah it killed my Drive for Classic Gaming that's for sure.
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Re: Is excessive play of Donkey Kong bad for mental health?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2023, 05:39:13 pm »
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Re: Is excessive play of Donkey Kong bad for mental health?
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2023, 07:53:18 am »
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Re: Is excessive play of Donkey Kong bad for mental health?
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2023, 08:12:57 am »
My theory is that it's the other way around. That is, playing Donkey Kong doesn't make you crazy. Being crazy makes you play Donkey Kong.
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Re: Is excessive play of Donkey Kong bad for mental health?
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2023, 10:32:44 am »
My theory is that it's the other way around. That is, playing Donkey Kong doesn't make you crazy. Being crazy makes you play Donkey Kong.

That's what I was gonna say. But you put it much more nicely than I would have. TY for that.

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Re: Is excessive play of Donkey Kong bad for mental health?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2023, 09:59:43 am »
For me, playing Donkey Kong (on my TKG4 cab) served as a welcome distraction while working my way through graduate school. 

As frustrating as the game can be, it sure beats writing a research paper! ;D
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