In this day and age people are always trying to come up with some diagnosis for anything a person does but video game addiction? Really?
Better than porn addiction.
Indeed! Don't think anyone has died from a porn addiction.
Video game addition isn't a myth. I believe that what some parents that were born in the 50's might believe to be "video game addition" is different than what we might consider video game addition today. For example, playing games 6 hours a day isn't necessarily video game addition, but never leaving the house and playing more than 50 hours a week could easily be considered video game addition.
yeah video game "addition", where we add video games.
NEED MOAR VIDEO GAMES!
You want more, I want more, We all want more!
People can become addicted to anything, especially if they already have addictive personalities. So I definitely agree that video game addictions exist. I always think of it like this: If it affects your life negatively (e.g. you stop eating, you don't go to work, you stop socializing, you start acting violently or angrily, etc) then it's an addiction. But if you just spend a lot of time playing games with no adverse affects on your life, it's just a hobby.
All you have to do is look at South Korea to see that it indeed exists and has a negative impact on the lives of those addicted to it.
Agree + bubbles, very well said sir. Games is just a hobby to me just like gym and boxing. I don't sacrifice work or time spent with my girlfriend and friends for me to enjoy my hobbies.
better games than smack i say
Honestly, would Parents really allow their children to become subjected to substances such as pot, meth, heroin or other drugs as opposed to Video Games? If anything, Video Games allow parents to know where their child is, and the comfort of knowing they arent on the streets doing anything illegal.
Very true, i'd prefer knowing my kids are playing games than out at all times of the night upto no good.
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