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10 Days As a Skyrim Widow: The Dark Side of Gaming Addiction

So when my boyfriend told me that Skyrim was coming out November 11 and that I shouldn't expect to see him for three months, I was like, "Oh, ha ha, funny joke about how time-consuming games are. I get it." But then I started reading horror stories about "gaming widows" on totally serious news sites, which are the ultimate authority in telling us what to be scared of. ("Could Illegal Immigrants Be Giving You Cancer?" etc.)

So that got me properly scared. Furthermore, I found out the so-called "experts" have refused to classify video game addiction as a real addiction, so I decided to keep a daily journal of Mike's actions, hoping to capture a real case study of a descent into video game addiction that would finally wake them up, and maybe win me some kind of science prize.

By: Christina H

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kesvalk2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

god, what a bitch, the guy pauses the game he want so much to play and hugs her and she still whine about not giving "100%" on the hug? WTF!?

this must be joke, it needs to be a joke...

aPerson2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

It's meant to be a joke article

The "joke" is; the person carrying out the experiment (the author) ends up becoming addicted to video games herself.

See the last paragraph:

"Okay, I'm officially canceling this experiment. I have a column to write for Cracked and don't really have time for this kind of diversion anymore. So I'm going to get cracking on that as soon as I check in on my Pet Hotel"

Rubberlegs2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Its Cracked.com of course its a joke article.

AzaziL2697d ago

Anyone that takes cracked.com seriously believes The Onion is real news....

kesvalk2697d ago

i don't read any of this bullshit, nor do i know these sites, good thing it's a joke, cuz my faith in humanity would not really resist this one...