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?