Lets open a discussion about game addiction
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I have a problem with having an "addictive personality". I've been addicted to all kinds of stupid things, and I develop these addictions fast. I've been addicted to coca-cola and fast food; hence my weight. I've been addicted to binge-watching TV, playing video games, even porn before today. I find it very had to not give in to these compulsions and yes I can waste entire weeks playing a video game or watching TV, without stopping to eat, sleep, or socialise; and then I'll look back on that time and wonder why I didn't have the willpower to stop. It's an interesting topic, and one that I'm not sure there's a real consensus on. I do think dopamine addiction; which is what addictions to TV, gaming, gambling, porn, shopping, or any other activity is, it's a chemical addiction to dopamine… I do think it's a very real addiction, and I think it's something that more people than we realise struggle with.
Game addiction is deffinitely a thing, because a lot of people are stupid and can't shake off habits be they chemically involved or not.And some might just take thing way too far.It isn't the video game which is the fault, it is the individual if he becomes addicted and can't seem to balance the responsibilities of his personal life with some R.A.R.And if you manage to balance the important stuff with the pleasure in no way a person is an addict.Even if you decide one whole day to do a marathon where you only play that game, if the next day you go back to the normal stuff you're still not an addict.Because again you still realize that there are more important thing that need attending to.
Especially if you're a parent.
I play fighting games competitively, but I still take breaks here and there.
What's this game?
what the game he is playing…..
Pretty soon, there's gonna be a youtube addiction…
I was addicted to Pokemon as a kid. Age 8, I could not stop playing Pokemon Diamond, age 10, I pulled my first all-nighter beating pokemon White. Age 13, I was addicted to Playstation All-Stars. I am 16 now, and not addicted to anything, sure I will sometimes take a 3 hour rocket-league session, but I don't have a dependency like I did with Pokemon/PSAS.
Hey Theretroreplay, Uncle Sam wants you to go on your PC, buy Ryse: Son of Rome, and take a massive dump on it.
great vid. I do believe gaming can become an issue if you don't watch yourself. Especially for MMO gamers who may not have the best "real" life, but in the game they are a powerful hero with lots of friends and is respected. You can't really blame the person for wanting to be that person in the MMO. What game is that in the video?
I have got addicted to Minecraft. And to Sonic 3 & Knuckles as well. Though I mostly blame myself who could not tell the difference between reality and a virtual game.
That's a tough one, Michael. I think that game addiction is something that's real, simply because you can in fact get addicted to anything, from drugs to anime, to even sex. In terms of whether or not its a major problem, I don't think so. I've been addicted to Skyrim before, and I was able to somewhat control myself (then again, maybe that wasn't an addiction then). I feel like its a problem if you allow it to be one, but its not as destructive lets say, being addicted to crack cocaine or something like that.
I got addicted to Tekken and barely used the bathroom cos I barely ate or drank. I played it for days straight only stopping to sleep a few hours until I'd wake up to and start playing. This went on until my mom got angry and took my TV away from my bedroom. I cried for hours and apart of me still dies whenever I think about it. Also, whenever I'm sad I spend hundreds of dollars on video games, does that count??
what is that game in the backgrorund?
You can become addicted to pretty much anything, and certain aspects of game design even try to get you addicted to the game (see Skinner´s Box, wich is the bible of most mmorpgs), but its not an addiction that can go very far by itself, videogames are inherently repetitive and as your Warcraft addicted friend notices, no matter how addicted you are to a game you will eventually et tired of it, unless you have some sort of mental condition but I dont that´s the game fault
i enjoy playing games because their fun… i wouldnt say im 'addicted' i go to work and do other stuff too but i do like my games, like other people enjoy watching tv, reading etc.
I dunno if you've seen Extra Credits, but they did a couple of episodes on game addiction/game compulsion. They're a good watch.As for my opinion, it's all a matter of control and moderation. Valve is not putting their hands on your wallet to make you buy stuff in Steam Sales. Bethesda, EA, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Microsoft, etc. are not gluing a controller on your hands and forcing you to continue playing. It's all up to the person: which games he/she gets, how many, for how long he/she plays. So long as one can keep moderation in place, game on in peace for all I care.Also, that mermaid was giving you quite some trouble. I hate them so much.
I honestly can't say whether or not game addiction exists, except to offer my anecdotal experiences. In my experience, I was more prone to the loss of self-control and becoming addicted to games when I was a kid. I remember being a small lad of eight and spending the majority of my free days playing "Spyro: Year Of The Dragon"; it was my favorite game of all time at that point, and I repeatedly replayed it over and over again, trying to get 100% completion. I recall more of these experiences with other games I grew up with (Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Jak & Daxter, Duck Dodgers on N64, Mario Party 3, etc.), and while you could surmise that I was addicted, I would venture to say that I was just playing and enjoying my childhood.
Nowadays, while I still enjoy playing video games, I find that I have to actively force myself to do it. It's like I lack motivation to have fun, because I feel as if I should be doing something more productive. So I always have to self-motivate myself daily to get in some game-time. And even when I do play games, I can't do it all day long like I used to, even when I have a full day to do so, because I want to do other things— like write, read books, watch shows, spend some time on YouTube, and make sure I socialize and work. So I guess I have more self-control than other people, but I find that I miss the days where I could just allow myself to get lost in and fully enjoy a video game. I still can, but in smaller doses because of that pesky self-control I have. But when I think about it objectively, I'm probably better off with that self-control.
I play and have played a lot of videogames, for long periods of time. Although, I used to play a lot more frequently, with longer sessions. Depression has made me want to play games less since it effects my motivation for almost anything. I kind of have to force myself to keep playing. Playing a fun one does make me feel better because of the distraction, but so do my hobbies, or talking with friends. I don't think I'm distracted because of escapism (I never really self insert to make myself feel better in games or movies/shows for example). No, I genuinely like video games just as much as as any of my more productive hobbies. Just because I can play them for a long period of time doesn't mean I'm addicted, I don't think time spent has much to do with addiction. When I'm distracted by something else such as hanging out with friends, I'm not really thinking about wanting to play a game at all. (I am however thinking of wanting to check my inbox on youtube, facebook, reddit and e-mail, but that's the only addiction I have).
I've never found MMO's addictive in the slightest, they just bore me after a while. The skinner box doesn't work long on me.
On Christmas Day my cousins daughter got a lot of new toys, but all she wanted to do was play on her I-pad and even ignored my cousin. My Cousin is a good mother and is not the lazy type but giving a 4-5 year old a tablet is gonna cost her dearly when she gets older want wants the more expensive things. She is already becoming obsessed with the tablet over dolls or anything else
0:22, that's how low the Ruble is worth? Man, even the damn peso has more weight than that. What the hell, Russia?
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