For example, is there an issue with performing Issurim within a game?


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    @Ploni those posts are examples of issurim while playing games, but not other ones. Also, the OP specified responsa – robev Nov 14 '18 at 2:27
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    Just a generalization and a clarification on possible transgressions in video games to know what to look for. 1. We need to differentiate between single and multiple-player games. 2. For SP games, as all video games are virtual (not real) the only possible transgressions are ones in thought, which include "וְלֹא־תָתֻרוּ אַחֲרֵי לְבַבְכֶם וְאַחֲרֵי עֵינֵיכֶם" (Deut 16,39), i.e prohibitions of imaginative idolatry and adultery. 3. For MP games in addition to the above, all Negative (and positive) Mitzvos בין אדם לחבירו are in force, incl. **Lashon Harah, fraud – Al Berko Nov 14 '18 at 6:28
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    On a different note, video games are probably a bittul Torah. But then again, a lot of things we do are. – ezra Nov 14 '18 at 6:48
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    I also think that maybe it is worth to generalize the to all the possible usages of monitor-based technology, like TV, Computers, phones etc. As video games are not different from Whatsapp or WinWord – Al Berko Nov 14 '18 at 9:55
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    @ezra Bittul Torah is not as encompassing as you think... – chacham Nisan Nov 14 '18 at 11:26

I found one so far, here is a Teshuvah from the Rabbinical Assembly on the permissibility of playing video games:


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    Just note that the Rabbinical Assembly is the voice of Conservative Judaism. Nothing wrong per se but worth noting for those less familiar with it. – mbloch Nov 15 '18 at 15:25

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