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http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3160324

I find articles of this nature on these particular sites to be infected with a bit of bias, but it gives a good glimpse to some "alternate" theories.
Again, the study says more than 2 hours per day. More than two hours per day. I doubt anybody games that much that frequently. If you are, then you have too much time in your hands.
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I think I'm a pretty avid gamer, but I'm sure I play less than the average American watches TV.
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I says more than 2 hours. Really, who plays that much anyways? You're going to have to eventually get up and take a leak sometime, or grab a bite to eat. If you're playing more than 2 hours straight every day you really have a problem. I doubt most "normal" gamers fall into that category, thought.
If you can't go 2 hours without taking a leak then you have a bladder problem.
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I just checked. The average amount of time for a US citizen is 1.7 Hours.

I'm under that, even if you count the weekends.
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What about the 4-5+ hours people spend watching television every afternoon and night, being bombarded by ad's every 5 minutes and gads of propaganda?

At least gamers' "addictions" are interactive and require a certain amount of logic, coordination, spelling (occasionally, depending) skills. TV requires sitting there and merely absorbing (if that) mass doses of mind and sense numbing BS...

But of course, TV gives you something to talk about around the water cooler and *gasp* socialize over.. even if it's spreading the ignorance further, as long as you're socializing IT'S OKAY!! AHA!

Mental disorder.. psh.
    
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well...all I can say from personal experience is that living is a mental disorder
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If you can't go 2 hours without taking a leak then you have a bladder problem.

That's it? That's the best you can do? Nitpick an ambiguous example? For shame.
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What about the 4-5+ hours people spend watching television every afternoon and night, being bombarded by ad's every 5 minutes and gads of propaganda?

At least gamers' "addictions" are interactive and require a certain amount of logic, coordination, spelling (occasionally, depending) skills. TV requires sitting there and merely absorbing (if that) mass doses of mind and sense numbing BS...

But of course, TV gives you something to talk about the water cooler and *gasp* socialize over.. even if it's spreading the ignorance further, as long as you're socializing IT'S OKAY!! AHA!

Mental disorder.. psh.
I don't think that necessarily makes you crazy. It kills you, but doesn't make you crazy .
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2 hours nothing.

I remember my last year's 26 hours of MapleStory spree(s).
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They want a disorder?

I say we give em a disorder... Give them something to really fear!

Everything dress up as your favorite video game character and start rioting!

I shall go as mario and destroy the bricks of this evil research institute.

Mental Disorder my ass
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