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Should/Could I bring video games to college?

LegendaryCLegendaryC Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
edited July 2010 in College Life
I have an Xbox 360 and a Wii and I am considering bringing one of these systems with me in spring. Are video games allowed on campus, and should I worry about roommates hogging it or stealing it?
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Replies to: Should/Could I bring video games to college?

  • willshaqwillshaq Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    I have both too. I pretty sure that they are allowed on the campuses. I decided not to bring it just because its another distraction that I'm not going to need.
  • WastedxYearsWastedxYears - Posts: 274 Junior Member
    Yeah i keep hearing that video games are distracting and that people aren't bringing them.....

    I mean what else are you going to do when you're bored?

    I'm still debating if I should bring mine or not...
  • SithisSithis Registered User Posts: 637 Member
    If you don't bring video games, you will probably have to spend your free time socializing with those wretched "human beings." *throws up in mouth*

    Consider that before you make the biggest mistake of your life.
  • WastedxYearsWastedxYears - Posts: 274 Junior Member
    I mean you don't have to take it to the extreme Sitihis. There are people who do both....

    I don't know about time in college but in High School I played Video Games when there was nothing else to do on a weekday and on the weekends I would go out with friends and whatnot....
  • nne718nne718 Registered User Posts: 1,146 Senior Member
    If you can handle having them without being too distracted from schoolwork, then sure. They're a good way to socialize. Theft shouldn't be an issue if you lock your room/your roommates aren't kleptomaniacs.
  • SithisSithis Registered User Posts: 637 Member
    I was joking, albeit in a very complicated way.
  • 4point3forty4point3forty Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    I'm one of those kids who has spells when I use the PS3 a lot and then periods when I never play. I've probably played three times in the last 3 months so I'm not bringing it. Anytime I get the urge I can just remind myself that I am surrounded by thousands of cool guys and hot chicks. Once in a lifetime chance and I can't waste it on PS3.
  • LikeALeonLikeALeon Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    I got my PS3 a year and a half ago, and I think it's way too expensive to use for such a short time. I plan on bringing it in order to socialize, too; I hear that leaving your door open while playing video games attracts a crowd, so I'm bringing my multiplayer games. I also use it for watching blu-ray and DVDs, which is a fun thing to do with friends. I always got my work done in high school no problem, even with the presence of video games, so I don't think I'll be too distracted in college.

    As for the theft worry, just keep your door locked all the time, and ask your roommate to do so, too.
  • Whistleblower1Whistleblower1 - Posts: 633 Member
    Leave the PS3 on the back burner and get into PC gaming. Having a game console is going to signal to females that you aren't boyfriend/hookup material, and consoles are pretty much inferior to PC these days.
  • theReachtheReach Registered User Posts: 1,653 Senior Member
    I have a sweet rig and an xbox 360, but I'm bringing neither. I don't see how I can have time to play them. There's always vacation and the summer.
  • icedragonicedragon Registered User Posts: 2,170 Senior Member
    i bring my ps2/DS/PSP with me and i haven't had any trouble with it. And yes, you WILL have time.
  • theReachtheReach Registered User Posts: 1,653 Senior Member
    ^between class, homework, job, party, socializing, eating, and catching up on the news...when will I have time to play lost planet 2? lol.
  • DCHurricaneDCHurricane - Posts: 2,976 Senior Member
    lol of course they are allowed on campus.

    Might as well bring it, people often socialize by playing sports games and music games. If you're the only one (or one of a few) in your hall with a console, and you have some social games, everyone will wanna play with you :P
  • BaelorBaelor Registered User Posts: 3,640 Senior Member
    I love video games (mainly Nintendo and computer). I brought my Wii and we had Brawl parties, and my roommate and I would play as well.

    I did not bring it for socializing. I actually prefer playing video games alone, because I like RPGs/platformers the most. For that reason, I don't have any sports games/music games/dance games (except on my N64, which I left at home so my family could play).
  • justadream92justadream92 Registered User Posts: 617 Member
    Im definitely not bringing my 360 ... Despite me not playing it as often as I would like, it's college. This is one of the few times in our lives where we'll be surrounded by our peers in this unique type of environment where there's an endless amount of things to do and an endless assortment of personalities and people from all sorts of backgrounds . I find it essentially impossible to get bored, especially with the quantity and quality of work expected out of us. To bring videogames would totally distract us from what we were sent to college for in the first place ... To educate ourselves, grow socially and network.

    If you're really that serious about games, stick to your laptop games online... I'm sure the girls in general would find that totally undateable btw. Just my .02
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