I'm curious if there are any people here addicted to gaming. I used to be... I can't say it was all bad, but I realize now, if I didn't spend so much time playing video games I would be in a better position right now. It all started when I discovered MMORPGs. I was hooked right away. I didn't even get out of the house for the first month. I stayed up all night and slept during the day. This happened from 2004 until 2010. I barely got out to meet with friends, I became pretty anti-social and anxious around people. When I was out I was only thinking about getting back home and playing Lineage 2 or DotA. When I slept I had dreams about those games. I somehow managed to have 2 girlfriends during this part of my life, but eventually they figured I was a lost cause and dumped me. I quit because I hit rock bottom. I failed getting into a college for my Master's Degree because of the sleepless nights playing video games and went on a 3 month gaming rampage without any contact with the outside world (I was living alone at the time). One day I woke up and started crying, I couldn't believe the person I had become. I didn't even bother uninstalling the games, I knew it was my fault. After a few months of not playing any games at all, I started playing again, but this time it wasn't the same. I didn't feel good playing, I got bored and angry really fast. And I just kind of moved on. I got accepted at a good University, I got my Master's Degree, I've got a beautiful and caring girlfriend, I've got a good job, and sometimes I play some DotA 2. It's nice to play once in a while, and I know that I will never get addicted on a game again, because I am a different person than I was back then.