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OWNT: The Nine Telltale Signs of Skyrim Addiction

"Some people, though, fall under Skyrim's hypnotic spell far more strongly than most. These are the people who keep a handwritten journal diary of their exploits for reference at a later date (that will never come). They're the people who call you at 2am in the morning, breathless with excitement and speaking in between fits of stifled giggles in order to tell you that they've just leveled up their alchemy skill to 100. These are the people that, by all accounts, should probably stop playing Skyrim for a while.

A long while.

Like... probably forever."

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kma2k2115d ago

To an extent im guilty of #7 dreaming of skyrim almost nightly.

OWNTJosh2115d ago

Yeah, same here, haha!

I think that and #4 (Lying to get out of social engagements in order to play more Skyrim) are the most common for... "normal" people.

And to a lesser extent #3 (Real life habits starting to become in-game habits). Pretty much all of the others obviously aren't as common and the whole article was mostly supposed to be tongue-in-cheek.

nihonlight2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

Skyrim addiction IS
dreaming of skyrim, wishing you could play that ps3 copy on your shelf,
wanting to play so bad you warn others not to buy it,just in hopes that
It might push Bethesda to get their sh*t together.
Skyrim addiction can infect you. Once you get a taste you wont want stop
Even if it means bricking your console.

OWNTJosh2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

"Even if it means bricking your console."

Couldn't have said it any better!

I actually just went out and got one of those intercooler fans for my 360 to hopefully guard against any overheating problems. I'm not sure just how effective these are if you're playing in 4-5 hour increments, but hopefully it'll be better than nothing.

I can't think of a more hardcore indicator of a consummate, high-quality game than when you have to go and implement extremes like that. :P