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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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