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Video Game Addiction

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by Saji, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. letoucan

    letoucan Member

    Yea, geocaching all the way! I've been trying to set up some sessions with my friends and we always have a great time.
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  2. whitenoise

    whitenoise Senior Contributor

    Well, here I am, an addicted to video games. I think I am since I spend behind the computer almost all my free days tat I have.. I reached the peak one day of staring at the monitor for 10 hours without any pause.. it was devastating but surprisingly felt good at the same time. It's weird but being addicted to video games involves these situations.
  3. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    If you are addicted to video games then you will be wasting a lot of time playing. You may play for the whole day without making even a cent. Meaning that you are not doing something constructive. Only one hour is enough for playing video games. Find time after work, mostly in the evening so that you can play your favorite games.
  4. LilAnn

    LilAnn Community Champion

    Aren't people dying in Asia from dehydration and whatever else from not being able to stop playing?
  5. whitenoise

    whitenoise Senior Contributor

    Yes, I've heard something like this on the news but I think they magnified what actually happened because I think that even the worse of the addicted can't resist of thirstiness.. I was a quite addicted about videogames and when I felt hungry or thirsty I wouldn't mind to stop gaming for a bit to feed myself.
  6. LilAnn

    LilAnn Community Champion

    I would hope most people are like that. I have a PS3, but I don't play games. I play movies for background noise when I'm studying. Total silence distracts me.

    Are you familiar with the Darwin Awards or the TV show "1000 ways to die"? A man, apparently, became so addicted to porn that his wife had to leave him. Afterwards, they say he died of dehydration. The stories are usually odd, but feasable. If they didnt get up to eat and drink, what about going potty?
  7. whitenoise

    whitenoise Senior Contributor

    "1000 ways to die" is just a fiction program even though it's one of the funniest TV programme I have ever seen. They're of course all fake deaths.
  8. Se7en

    Se7en Active Contributor

    During primary school I was addicted to video games. I played 8 hours per day and during summer I used to wake up at 5:30 AM just so I could play with my friend online and would play till midnight.
    When I got in highschool, I didn't play that much, but I still did (3 hours per day). Then, after few years of gaming, I lost interest in it. Don't know how or why, I stopped playing video games. It's really wierd, as I used to be hardcore gamer.
  9. LilAnn

    LilAnn Community Champion

    I feel like you just told me Santa isn't real. Lol

    I hav a horrible habit of hurting myself. Not intentionally, of course. I guess I'm just not very graceful. I have to major fears regarding death. Being unidentified. I just really want someone to notice I'm gone, lol
    And the 2nd is becoming a Darwin Award. I'm not saying I want people's lives to fall apart because I'm gone. But I don't want to spend eternity being the punch line of a funny joke.
  10. whitenoise

    whitenoise Senior Contributor

    I have the fear of dieng buried alive. That's scares the hell out of me! I hope I'll have a graceful die actually and not the ones described in that TV program ahah
  11. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    Video games can definitely be addicting, I know I was during my teens. The good thing is that it's an addiction that's easy to break, unlike substance abuse. You could probably break free from playing games in under a month if you commit yourself to stop. I know of people that have been playing games for years, and all of a sudden they've either grown out or tired of the hobby. The next thing you know, they're selling their games and consoles on eBay.
  12. Profit5500

    Profit5500 Senior Contributor

    Yes I believe that the video games are an addiction. If you are sitting there every day playing for more than 8 hours then you are addicted. I try to limit myself so I would not end up losing out on other things. It is tough to give up games, but if you playing too much then there is something wrong with you.
  13. Se7en

    Se7en Active Contributor

    I found myself in your post :) Except I didn't sell my games haha
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2015
  14. whitenoise

    whitenoise Senior Contributor

    That's quite true about the last part. I did sell my PS2 games and console on eBay, you quite cought me ahaha.
  15. Morvack

    Morvack Active Contributor

    Absolutely. I used to have a video game addiction, and it didn't help my depression or anxiety issues one bit. I would play world of warcraft 6 hours a day if not more. It was the only thing that made me feel good. I literally had to burn out completely for my addiction to it to stop. That was unpleasant, and I am still recovering three years later.
  16. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    I was very addicted to a MMORPG some years ago, then to a PC video game, then another and so on. It's a real thing. You can become addicted to anything if you have an addictive personality. Even if you don't, video games are great outlets to scape from reality. Just look at south korea right now, a lot people there are highly addicted, they have reached a new level of addiction tho.
  17. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    Same here, MMORPGs can be so addictive! I was addicted to one for 2 years, I played for so long. I missed so many things, I could have done a lot things during that time. Now I still play video games when I am free, but never plan on touching MMORPG ever again. I know the effect those have on me.
  18. Morvack

    Morvack Active Contributor

    I think the problem with the traditional ideas around addiction is that one will lead to many. If you are responsible and aware of the addiction you have had, you can play mmorpgs without issue. I think so even more, since you seem to be afraid of your addiction. It would be worth seeing if you can be responsible with it if you ask me. If you can't, I am sorry to hear that because mmos are awesome :)
  19. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    I think I can, I have been thinking to give that MMORPG another try, but it has changed a lot... I'm not sure how to play it anymore, lol. Plus it seems someone hacked my old account, so I'd have to start from zero. Playing it only during my free time (which is not much because I am always completing small tasks online, since I lost my online job last year). I really like this idea, since i started playing games again I have noticed my anxiety levels are way lower... I don't feel the same need to eat and eat out of boredom like I did before.
  20. ReadmeByAmy

    ReadmeByAmy Community Champion

    When I read this post I remembered how my mother was always angry to my nieces and nephews when they are always playing video games in their own cellphone. They are still young at that time and my mother was always stressed at that time. But we as someone older than them was just quiet because we too sometimes are playing video games. Lol! It is not bad playing this kind of thing if for a short period of time just to enjoy your free hours within the day. But if you are doing this for long hours and your work, studies and other responsibilities in your life are already affected then it is bad already. We must do all things and everything in our life in moderation.