November 15, 2010

Video Games and Addiction


I thought today I would pro­vide my read­ers with a bit of enter­tain­ment along with some words for thought.  We all play games and while we play them from time to time they or some­one else play­ing them has done some­thing to make us mad.  Most of us quit but some of us get angry at oth­ers, yell at oth­ers, yell at the com­put­er, break the com­put­er or one of many oth­er anger infused reac­tions.  I’ve col­lect­ed a group of videos that real­ly go to show how bad some peo­ple are addict­ed to their video games. 
So what con­sti­tutes addic­tion?  Is it the amount of time spent?  I used to spend 12 hours a day play­ing what­ev­er video game I want­ed to at the time but I would still get all the things in real life I need­ed to get done, done.  I paid my bills, spent time with my girl­friend and made it to work on time every day?  Was I addict­ed?  Is it when you start ignor­ing your fam­i­ly?  When are you actu­al­ly addict­ed to a game?
What does the com­mu­ni­ty think?  Is video game addic­tion real?  Can it ruin some­ones life?  Is it pos­si­ble for some­one to become so involved in game that they loose sight of the real world before them?  Guys pass­ing up sex to play games?  Where does it end? 
 

8 comments

  1. T8 - November 15, 2010 10:26 am

    pass­ing up sex for a video game means balls should be twist­ed off with a pow­ered drill.
    I dont think the video game itself is what peo­ple get addict­ed to. For many it is the only “com­mu­ni­ty” of friends that they feel com­fort­able around. Its a place where they can be in con­trol and when some­thing hap­pens to cut off that con­trol string, every­thing goes down hill.

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  2. zero_19 - November 15, 2010 10:35 am

    I real­ly do enjoy video games, but yeah…passing up sex is just plain wrong.
    It can be an addic­tion if the game is your decid­ing fac­tor on how you go through the day. If you would rather play than inter­act with the peo­ple that are actu­al­ly around you, you may have a prob­lem.

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  3. Bartholomew P. Skibbenheims III - November 15, 2010 5:59 pm

    Well, I think psy­cho­log­i­cal addic­tion to video gam­ing is plaus­able, but of course, no phys­i­cal addic­tion is there as there is noth­ing in rela­tion the gam­ing that cross­es the blood and into the brain. There­fore there is noth­ing the body will freak out over if the game is tak­en away. I think more often than not peo­ple aren’t addict­ed, but rather are obsessed with it. Sure, you take the game away and while they might have a very real and scary melt­down before you very eyes their body won’t turn against them for not giv­ing it what it has become used to.

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  4. adam - November 16, 2010 12:42 am

    “I WILL KILL U< STOP BETRAYING ME!” Wow this kid’s got some issues. pos­si­bly the best broth­er-video game prank ever. But seri­ous­ly, gam­ing addic­tion is bad, mmm­mm k.

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  5. rmp00n - November 16, 2010 1:07 am

    Don’t have time for a video game addic­tion. I’m too addict­ed to porn.

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  6. T8 - November 16, 2010 10:57 am

    well bart, there are two types of addic­tion: men­tal and phys­i­cal depen­dence. Do i think one is more seri­ous then the oth­er, no. Yes a phys­i­cal addic­tion is hard­er to break and it usu­al­ly comes with a men­tal addic­tion. I do how­ev­er feel you are respon­si­ble for your own self actions, and if you let some­thing like this go too far, its no ones fault but your own.
    rmp00n = the mas­ter

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  7. ScrotusKilmystr - November 19, 2010 7:28 am

    the sec­ond video is just halar­i­ous and I think that is some one with an obses­sion. But tak­ing out an inno­cent mon­i­tor because your “GF” just delet­ed your lev­el 70 dark elf because you weren’t slid­ing her the ole’ staff of for­ti­tude welp maybe less WoW and more “WOW! I just had sex!!” nev­er games before sex although gam­ing while hav­ing sex rocks!! and I Know Strid­er can atest to that!! haha
    I will admit I’ve bro­ken a few con­trollers due to shit­ty lag issues and ran­dom douche-bag­gery while play­ing Gears of War but noth­ing to the extent of these guys haha

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  8. PimpmasterF - December 7, 2010 8:16 am

    go on youtube and watch all of te great­est freak out videos, theres like 12 or so of them. That kid has got issues.

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