As usual, Joe Rogan has managed to piss off a section of the internet – this time by claiming that video games are a ‘waste of time’ and a ‘real problem in society’.
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Here’s the clip taken from his recent podcast with Spartan Race founder Joe De Sena:
“Video games a real problem. You know why? Because they’re f**king fun. You do them, and they’re real exciting, but you don’t get anywhere.”
— DEXERTO.COM (@Dexerto) July 26, 2020
I’ve heard Joe Rogan describe video games in this way before, though I couldn’t tell you on which episodes. I also remember him describing more than once how obsessed he was with the video game Quake back in the day:
Naturally, most people freaking out over Joe Rogan’s video game diss probably haven’t seen the above clip and are just reacting to the viral clip shared by Dexerto. They’re not happy about it though:
Just like playing sports is a waste of time, watching movies/tv shows is a waste of time, hanging out with friends is a waste of time, reading is a waste of time, listening/learning how to play music is a waste of time. All these things can be considered a waste of time…
— Micaiah // Callidus (@CallidusOW) July 26, 2020
joe rogan be like “video games are a waste of time” then post a 2 hour podcast debating if a gorilla or a tiger would win in a street fight
— BLM (@hellograndpa) July 26, 2020
A gaming youtuber has a better chance of earning six figures than a jujitsu master making six figures a dojo
— Mah✷Namek (@RandomBlackGame) July 26, 2020
This guy probably gets home from work and watches football for 4 hours alone with a beer but playing games and socializing with friends is just “not as productive” right? 🤣
— Torrie (@torrie_bunny) July 26, 2020
Naturally, someone just had to bring capitalism into it:
I don’t listen to @joerogan about anything. He is a millionaire, paid to express opinions that hurt and confused poor exploited people who then listen to him about why they deserve to be exploited and ill while he stays rich.
Joe Rogan is the circle jerk of American capitalism
— But I Just Wanna Hug (@ButIJustWanna) July 26, 2020
Well, you can’t really say Joe Rogan is wrong here. Obviously if you have the chance to make a living off video games like so many do these days – go ahead. If you like to play a few games after work or uni – go ahead. But sitting in front of a screen for most of your day isn’t going to benefit your life positively and that’s just a fact. And it’s the sort of thing Rogan would say on his podcast because much of his podcast is about self-improvement. I play video games too sometimes but that’s just to zone out – I know that it’s a complete waste of my time. It’s not like he’s calling for video games to be banned or anything, so chill, gamers!
Anyway, can’t wait to get my hands on Cyberpunk 2077 drops in a few months. That game is looking seriously good.