Are gamers at fault for ruining their lives when they claim Video Game Addiction? This writer thinks so.
It's the game's fault for being so damn fun, really. Take Modern Warfare 2 as an example.. On that game, You just want to keep getting kills & levelling up, no matter what.. And you'll always want to come back! It's like Venom in Spider-Man 3.. Once it catches it onto you, You are completely lost of free-will, you are kinda made a slave to MW2 & other shooters.. which isn't exactly a bad thing because it feels good.. just like Spider-Man feels with Venom. Sorry, I let my imagination run loose. :D
I think it makes a mockery of true addiction. Try explaining how your inability to turn your Playstation off is a "disease" to somebody who lost a loved one to drugs, alcoholism or smoking. Chemical addiction literally rewires your brain and makes you unable to live your life normally without it. I lost my brother to drugs, how dare some moron who can't stop playing WoW tell me it's the same thing.
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