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Video Game Addiction

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

  1. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    This is true,however consider the game for instance.Over time you learn to anticipate another human's moves if you are playing like call of duty or something, I was addicted to call of duty,I only played online and I played only in hardcore rooms meaning if you got shoot in the correct spot you died in the other rooms it would take an entire clip from an assault rifle to kill you anyways I played every day for over a year and I could kill 80+ enemies and only die a handful of times.They track stats globally on those games well I was always in the top 10 every week and there were roughly 400000 people playing, now that being said yes it increased my brains ability but only in that format so yes and no.It doesn't trip you into Einstein mode for everything but in first person shooters online....Im very good nearly unstoppable but when you get that good and there is no compation...whats the point?
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  2. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    Check out this story. If you haven't already heard, the World Health Organization now considers "gaming disorder" as a behavioral addiction/disease. From the article:

    "But in order to be classified as having a disease, being a video game fan isn't enough. According to WHO, the criteria doesn't include a certain amount of hours spent playing. Instead, the description is of someone with an inability to stop playing even though it interferes with other areas of one's life, such as family relationships, school, work, and sleep. And, these problems would typically continue for at least one year."

    Here's a link to the whole story:

    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/28/7275...ho-says-yes-adding-it-to-its-list-of-diseases

    Thoughts?
  3. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    Ok I guess me and my son are both black ops 2 addicts on Saturday night only...if competition is super high we're not go in down.
    We might take in into Sunday morning. But,...
    Hmm, well, no buts about it. Acording to that I'm addicted to call of duty black ops 2 not on ps4 or pc only Xbox platforms...
    Umm give me the LSAT-my son the Barrett.50cal. Were pretty unstoppable.
    How about somebody else's thoughts?
  4. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    I haven't played video games since back in the '80s when a buddy and mine were big into Intellivision baseball. Damn, we would stay up all night playing that game. (True story!) My kids have had all the consoles over the years and I have seen some addictive behavior from them, but they seemed to grow out of it. I think it's definitely addictive, though. Like the internet.
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  5. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    The only reason I know what that is and what Atari is is because we went to a video game museum...
    I'm sorry dean I could type that without laughing.

    In all fairness though I got pretty competitive with Atari while we were there!
  6. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

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  7. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    I know he was safe on second!
    Oofff, I coulda really gotten into that one too.
    Another reason I know I would have gotten into it is when the reds ran out and took bases I was like where's the rest of the video... I actually checked to see if it really was over! LOL
    I needed that laugh, thanks.
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  8. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Joshstillclean... Hard to believe that that game was very advanced when it came out. I mean, just look at those graphics!!! F*ck. I'm old. :(
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  9. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    I remember bag phones. I was really cool when I got to use my super advanced bag phone in public. Unzip that thing, find a plug, pull up that 6 foot antenna, a dial the number. (It even still made the dial tone) man it was like putting on a show.lol
    Technology has come a long way.
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  10. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Add me down for another addiction....damnit I just can't win.In all honesty I said I played for 1 year non stop however I didn't think this would get any traction, this thread but really I couldn't stop for over 4 year's and yes it along with drug's are what cost me my family and it does make me sad to finally admit this as I've never mentioned it before but this time when I start peeling back layers I'm gonna peal them all back,I've made some very stupid choices in my life and I pray when I'm done peeling I can make good on the rest of my life
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  11. MrMaheu1983

    MrMaheu1983 Member

    I really know some people that is addicted to video games.. one of my friends goes into a real panic if his parents don't let him play his games. My best friends son is playing minecraft all day long. Once he has read an article about that game on https://www.ethershock.net/ and he liked it so much, that from that day all he does is playing minecraft. His parents are trying to influence him to stop doing that, but nothing helps. Be careful with that, it's a real problem, and it's very serious
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  12. nieprophsono

    nieprophsono Member

    Could you tell me some more information about it? Let’s talk in PM
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  13. KatherinHeiny

    KatherinHeiny Member

    That's true. Even your kids and youngsters have addicted to play games and clicking selfies. Yes, we also need to add taking selfies in the addiction category. Using smartphones everywhere is also the worst addiction.
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  14. BigBoss84

    BigBoss84 Member

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