Ask @BenKuchera:

If not something already, what do you imagine will be the catalyst for video games as an entertainment medium to break away from the culture that founded it? I see so much good from video games, but following it as a medium is so disheartening due to what seems to be a continual infantile grasp.

I think it's already happened, as most people who enjoy video games don't really interact with the more unseemly parts of the culture. It's not like that many adults are sitting there arguing over review scores, most just read about games, buy them and enjoy them. I already think the vast majority of people who play games are pretty well adjusted, no matter what the vocal minority would have you believe.

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I'm usually someone who is a first adopter, but VR scares me. There are just so many devices out there. What should I be looking for to know when to jump in and to which device?

Mpolich’s Profile PhotoMichael Polich
Just give it time. The consumer version of the Oculus Rift is months off. We don't have a release date for the Vive yet. The Gear is a month off. If you're nervous I'd wait until everything is out, see which system has the most games you want to play, and then dive in. Wait for reviews and impressions. It's VERY early days in VR yet, and things are going to change rapidly.

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Do have any hobbies that don't involve gaming or electronics? I know your working out now but I wondered what else you are into.

DanLavoiePJCS’s Profile PhotoDan Lavoie
I love flying. My wife always gets me day passes to fly helicopters, or planes, or gliders or skydiving. I love things that fly. Being up in the air is just the best, it feels amazing to me.
I also love theme parks. I love roller coasters and attractions and people in costumes. The whole idea of alternate realities and settings is really attractive to me. I love getting lost in other worlds in general.

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The question probably doesn't seem dishonest to them; from the sounds of it, they've been on the receiving end of accusations they felt were not properly justified. This isnt a stage show where you shame people who are mistaken; their question is likely an apt one, to them, given their experiences.

K Myriad
I really don't understand why my opinion means this much to you, but I hope you have a great evening.

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I am admittedly curious too; at best it seems like a statement of fact based on the observation that something could potentially be true. Noname's question wasn't written great, but it's kind of horrible for a pro writer to make fun of someone for that.

K Myriad
If having your intellectually dishonest questions pointed out online is the worst you deal with on social media, you're having a pretty great life.

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For something different: Favorite pizza toppings, and has this changed with the shift to trying to be a healthier you?

Conan Ward
I stopped eating pizza! The few times I've gone back to it I make sure I only eat a piece or two and stick to just cheese, but pizza is kind of terrible for you as a meal so I try to avoid it as much as possible. I also have terrible self control and have issues stopping!

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