Video Games Video game being addictive

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  1. megaman9

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    I dont think that video games can be addictive. yes surely we love the and may fall in love with them and the cool characters, but we are not addicted. I think its more of a Extreamly favorable Hobbie.
    Its just an tendency complete the game and reveal the whole story.
    What u think?
     
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    I have found that when I play games, I just cant stop..
    Its like an completion of course .
     
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    Everything can be addictive if you are that type of person. There are people addicted to coca-cola :) Games are a lot of fun but they are not addictive in my opinion.
     
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    Its because of the fact that you take it too seriously, Or else any person playing an single game would get bored of it after playing for an hour or so.
     
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    I dont think it depends on the persons mentality, Moreover I think its due to the tendency to complete the whole story or mission that makes them to stick around it.
     
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    But playing for whole day and when you forget to eat or sleep, that's addiction:)
     
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    It would be non sense if an person gives up his eat and sleep for game, I could consider that as self torturing..
     
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    Being a gamer myself I do not believe that it is not addiction, much more something that you get focused on more like a challenge to complete something so you can see how things go or even a challenge to get certain achievements or trophies when it comes down to Xbox and Playstation. I used to play alot of Xbox and for me I do not believe it was addiction but more how much I enjoyed gaming with my friends, doing fun things, making up our own rules and such when online.
     
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    Speaking of gaming addiction, here's an article from 2010 about a Korean couple that let their child die from neglect and malnutrition while raising a virtual child. Pretty messed up.

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/487287
     
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    Personally I have an addiction problem with video games, lol... Everything else in my personal and work life goes out the window when I start on a new game.But that's just me, maybe I do have an over addictive personailty, providing I keep it to video games though I think I'm ok :D
     
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    I agree with you, surely you cannot call it addiction..
    but when you see articles like mentioned above,I doubt on my opinion.
     
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    Now common,This cannot be true!!!
    How could people so stupid,I Think video games are turning people back to Idiots..
    This seriously needs an remedy..
     
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    Addiction could be typically categorised into 2 types , Severe and non severe..
    And on your stats you have an non severe addiction,and I hope it remains the same.;)
     
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    Well that's a relief, lol.. I hope it remains the same too :D
     
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    So it's all right until you start to raise a virtual child :) That's the line :)
     
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    Surely thats the limit, If I see anymore worse article , I am surely gonna make an organization against this stupid addiction :mad:
     
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    I totally agree. It's be nice to never read another story like that again.
     

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