The thorny subject of games addiction has reared its none-too-welcome head again, with a new study finding that 1 in 10 children could be classed as "addicted to videogames".
*looks in the mirror*
That made me giggle..
That ONE in 10 is George Hotz.
I wouldn't say I am addicted. But N4G is my homnepage and I like games and ....shut up!!!!!!!!!!! I can quit whenever I want!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!! *goes back to Flower...*
Both my boys are addicted but it's better than some of there friends who aren't addicted to games, one or 2 are addicted to much worse sh*t. I remember back in 85 when I played on the old sinclair spectrum and then in the 90's on the megadrive and ninty. God I actually pooped myself once playing a game you couldn't save for a whole, very long level. (I did have a dicky tummy as well) Gross I know but which generation are the addicts?
i would say the other 9 in 10 are addicted to porn.
I wouldnt be surprised if it was actually higher then 1 in 10
i dont know mantismo - i love games, but i never shit myself lol... wait, well i guess that one time playing OoT... that doesnt count right? cmon it was '99!
What did you see? come oooooooooooooon, tell me.
He saw me standing behind him...
at least there not addicted to crack
bwahahahaha! that made me lol.
/glances away from TV to look in the mirror /gets head-shotted /curses :D
IM addicted to technology
Totally, the fact i own all consoles, gaming pc rig, sky plus hd, hd Tv an monitor. Got my iPhone 4 and cant wait to own the Ps Phone :) i'd say i'm a lil addicted.. lol who am i kiddin! im a gadget whore!
How many of them play WoW?
I'm 31 and addicted lol. Of course I do other stuff too :) Is it such a bad thing for kids to play video games. I mean there are much worse things out there to occupy a kids time.
My studies show 10 in 10 kids are hopelessly lost in video games but are just good at hiding it
Wasn't the same article posted earlier?
If that's all my kid is addicted to then I will be very happy...
Well, I'm 25 and I could certainly say I have a touch of obsession about them :p I would say I'm not addicted because very rarely do I find the time to play them properly anymore. But when I play a certain caliber of game I MAKE time. Like just this week I started playing Borderlands on PC. I spent literally ALL day yesterday playing it. From 11 AM to 4 AM, with about 2 hours break. I found the same thing with Mass Effect 2 earlier this year. And Final Fantasy XIII. But during the rest of my time I could go days or weeks without touching a game.
If i had to guess I'd say more people are hopelessly addicted to watching TV. I can't wait till some new form of entertainment comes out, so these fools can start claiming that that new thing is destroying our society and leave meh gaming alone.
And 3 in 10 are addicted to crack. All of a sudden, games dont sound like such a bad thing. (Yes, I made that stat up. 28% of all stats are made up on the spot.)
The OTHER 72% are made up later!!! lol
I really do hate statistics like this, they are pointless, aren't accurate by any means, and in this case is just a sad attempt to label gaming as a bad thing. How about match that one up in a list with how many people out of 10 are: Drug users Fail in school Cutters H.S. drop outs teenage parents etc. When your done the 1/10 kids are addicted to gaming statistic won't be so bad.
because "passionate hobby" and "deadly addiction" are interchangeable terms.
I'm not addicted i just rather play Video games than do any other fun activities hahaha
Your not addicted to games until you get the "shakes" during long cut scenes or your standing on the street corner at 3 a.m. performing "Favors" in exchange for PS3 Exclusives. I rather kids play video games than watch the "mindless" crap on TV. Most Gamers understand the tech inside the game box, can read tech manuals, and set up a Network. people who watch TV all day only know what time Jerry Springer comes on.
Stats are funny things. Our local government always tries to scare us with things like "30% of all road fatalities involved alcohol." Doesnt that mean the other 70% were sober? Geeze, have a drink if you're gonna drive kids, you're twice as likely to die if you dont. ;)
-Addiction- and -genuinely nothing better to do- are two very different things.
I'm addicted to video games. But in order to control my addiction I must first get the important things done before I start playing or else I get side tracked and get nothing done. LOL. ex.) Work, School, Gym, Swimming, Homework, Chores, hanging out, meeting chicks, etc. In those moments when you addicted is when you realize your getting closer to the objective that your trying to accomplish. Like completing a challenge, level, getting to the next check point, earning a trophy/achievement, beating a game, getting to the next rank, and so on and so forth.
the good news is that 1 in 10 kids are no longer addicted to TV.
1 in 10 really aint that bad. i mean damn thats not even a problem.
10% is not a problem at all. Some will cure themselves, some will love and hype up new games and some will abandon games altogether at some point. Some will stay addicted, but as long as they are alive and healthy why do we care? Most addictions to games are very minor and if you pay enough attention to people. Everyone has 1-5 things they are obsessive about. Varies per person. Others that fall into depression due to addiction will eventually see a bright side to things or not. Weak fall and strong rise up. Its part of life. Addiction or not.
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