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'Boozy Gamer' Researcher Questioned 109

Via GameSetWatch, a Gamespy interview with Sonya Brady, the person who ran the research study we reported on a while back. The one that claimed gamers enjoy getting high, drinking alcohol? From the article: "What kind of feedback have I received? My feedback from research colleagues and other older adults has generally been positive. What I find most interesting is the feedback I have received from adolescents and young adults. Some people are interested in learning more about the research, even if they are skeptical of the results. Other people have been very angry."
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'Boozy Gamer' Researcher Questioned

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  • by alfs boner ( 963844 ) on Wednesday April 26, 2006 @04:44PM (#15207561) Homepage Journal
    other people have been very angry

    These are the people that would be better off as "boozy gamers" :D

  • by Saven Marek ( 739395 ) on Wednesday April 26, 2006 @04:44PM (#15207564)
    When I saw "Boozy Gamer" I thought for a minute I was reading about some future Ubuntu release.
  • by halivar ( 535827 ) <bfelger@gm a i l . c om> on Wednesday April 26, 2006 @04:48PM (#15207609)
    Now what am I going to do with my afternoon?

    Get drunk. Play a game.
  • by SpectreHiro ( 961765 ) on Wednesday April 26, 2006 @05:48PM (#15208088) Homepage
    Drinking while gaming can be very tricky business, so it pays to put a little forethought into your imbibing. The following tips should help:
    1. Choose hard liquor - Drinking beer or wine is too hands on. Try drinks that are effective with quick gulps (whiskey, vodka, tequila, etc). These also lessen your need to visit the piss-bucket.
    2. Choose the right time - The best times to drink are A) During level loads, B) While waiting to respawn, C) Before gaming (pre-gaming) and D) While paused.
    3. Consider technological answers - There are numerous small pieces of equipment that can ease your in-game drinking, from something as simple as a straw, all the way to Camelbacks and those awesome beer-hats worn at baseball games.

    And if drinking is too hard... Try drugs instead.
  • by JonnyCalcutta ( 524825 ) on Wednesday April 26, 2006 @06:02PM (#15208170)
    What you say is true. As is the fact that drinking too much water is lethal. So let's ban water drinking. Or anything with the potential of death. Especially among younger teenagers. Riding a bike could lead to fatal accidents. Even putting on your socks can lead to fatal accidents. Bacon leads to heart disease. Sugar is addictive and is abundant in most cereal based breakfasts. Even going too school carries the risk of being shot by nutbag Goths. Lets all live within giant balls of cotton wool, encased in six inches of lead, buried beneath the ground. However we might still choke on out own tounges so the only chance our children have of not dying or suffering in anyway is for them not to be born (unless we cut out their toungues). So you are right in one respect - sex is risky.

    Permissive attitudes towards these activities are bad (in particular among younger teenagers) because they're not mature enough to assess the risk-reward ratio of any of these actions - I propose we ban teenagers, or activities.

  • by Meagermanx ( 768421 ) on Wednesday April 26, 2006 @11:02PM (#15209659)
    When I saw "Boozy Gamer" I thought for a minute I was reading about some future Ubuntu release.
    Free as in Beer.

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