I have recently got a computer to call my own for the first time in my life, with the internet. So, while I first got this I figured that this could be a great tool if used correctly, for bible study, schoolwork, downloading sermons, ect, it quickly became anything but that. The first day I got this computer I used it to God's glory, and did quite a bit of studying and some beneficial writing of my own. I truly was thankful for it. Then however, the second day came along and I decided to install a video game, Warcraft III. I began playing it, and really started getting 'the hang of it.' Well, soon I started realizing I was becoming addicted to it, and other areas of my life were falling behind because of it. Two inparticular areas where Bible Study and my Physical Health. Thankfully, my mother stepped in and realized that it was really hurting me, and I wasnt really enjoying my days all that much since I started playing. So she decided to limit me down to playing only an hour a day, and I am very thankful for that. Now, sorry about that brief history of my experience with video games, but I want to bring to your attention that more and more of today's youth are extremely dependant on these video games, or as I like to call them multi-media mind control devices. Many of my friends, and many kids from my schools play on average 4 - 5 hours of video games a day. This, in my oppinion, is a very sad commentary. Instead of kids doing something that is good for them, like exercising, reading, studying, playing sports, then choose to sit infront of a TV or computer monitor for long periods of time. Video game revenue has recently passed up that of the Movie Industry, and is still gaining momentum as more and more kids are playing video games. Here are a couple questions that I am anxious to hear the answers by older and wiser Christians than myself. #1 Is it right for Christians to partake in this new 'past-time' #2 Is there any way to counter this video game movement? I guess to many it still may not seem like a real problem, but the video games are not just taking hold of the many kids that our lost, but also many of our own christian youth! Thank you for taking the time to respond to this issue. Just for the record, I still do play video games, just more moderated, and in my eyes it doesnt seem like a sin. I want to hear what the Word of God says and what more wise adults think though, so please respond.