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F12: Downside playing games online

QUESTION: Is there any downside to playing games on the Internet?

ANSWER: It’s hard to say. If you dare to gamble online, please be very cautious about overextending yourself financially. For some people, playing computer games increases their contact with the outside world because they can make friends living in places they may never get a chance to visit; for others it diminishes it. Only you can judge whether the games you play online add to the quality of your life or not. The computer and what it has to offer should never replace face-to-face interaction with live human beings. Nothing beats quality time spent with friends and family.