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They're probably just talking about WOW, which isn't even a real game.
I"ve tried as hard as i can to keep my friends away from World of Warcrack. My mom pointed it out in our paper to me. i said "meh". It really only applies to MMOs though, almost no one gets addicted to anything else and even then, it's easier to break. You can go outside and do similar activities.


Too much of anything can be an addiction though. Exercising can become an addiction and kill you (if you don't eat enough), and people that drive fast too much usually end up in a crash, drugs, alcohol, etc. hurt you. Lots of things will kill you if you don't have them in enough moderation.

*offtopic
The pizza delivery girl was pretty hot.
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post #12 of 56
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I"ve tried as hard as i can to keep my friends away from World of Warcrack. My mom pointed it out in our paper to me. i said "meh". It really only applies to MMOs though, almost no one gets addicted to anything else and even then, it's easier to break. You can go outside and do similar activities.

*offtopic
The pizza delivery girl was pretty hot.
Pic's or it was a guy lol

Sorry, back to Video games being addicting.

I tried WOW for that 15 day trial or whatever played 2 times. It sucks, ew. EW EW.
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post #13 of 56
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meh, soon everything is going to be a medical disorder
I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it. Video gaming can definitely be addicting. Maybe not as much as gambling, but you can definitely see addictive behavior in lots of cases.

Now, of course, that doesn't mean ALL video gamers are addicts, just like not all gamblers are addicts. I'll say first hand that I was once addicted to an MMO. I was spending many hours a day playing, finding excuses to skip classes or turn in poor homeworks so I could play more. When I wasn't playing, I thought about playing. I got that urge that any addict can tell you about. I was starting to fail classes and it still took me a while to get my act together. You might just say 'Well stop playing so much!', but it's not that simple when you are addicted, which is why it is good it is being taken seriously.

I really doubt we will get anything even close to the rules in China (3 hours a day allowed or something like that), so those of you who have healthy, but heavy gaming habits shouldn't worry. Try not to get up in arms, as they aren't talking about you.
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post #14 of 56
I play WoW, but I don't find it addicting like most people. I have about 32 hours racked up, in about a month (?). The only games that have been getting me addicted to them lately are my DS games
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I play WoW, but I don't find it addicting like most people. I have about 32 hours racked up, in about a month (?). The only games that have been getting me addicted to them lately are my DS games
ZOMG nub!

Ehehe... I might be one of "those"... y'know.. those with that disorder/addiction

40-80 hours a week in front of my computer is what I do, and at least half of that is gaming.

Though - my WoW addiction has been tearing on me. I want to play it so hard but I don't have time for it, which annoys that crap out of me.

Simple--there's no such thing as "video gaming addiction", but there's a "lack of self-control" disorder which gives you -50 Charisma and +30 selfishness
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...you should be classified mentally inept and locked in a rubber room.
I smoke, drink and game. All at the same time!

Does this rubber room have good ventilation, a beer cooler, and broadband?
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I smoke, drink and game. All at the same time!

Does this rubber room have good ventilation, a beer cooler, and broadband?
Hopefully. otherwise i may strangle myself with my wireless mouse

*continuously wraps imaginary cord around neck
*realises it is futile
*realises he has no internet in rubber room
*return to beginning of loop
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i used to play unreal championship on the xbox for at least 60hrs a week for like 2 years straight. and the PSO for the same amount of time. i have over 10k hrs of playtime in the last 3 years. now. i know people who work 60hrs a week. i know people who walk that much i know people who read that much. there are 168hrs in a week and if you play 60 hrs. theres still 108hrs left. if you sleep 8hrs a night that leaves 52 hrs. and if you work 40hrs that leaves 12hrs, in which you do everything else. you need to pass the time doing something. an addiction interferes with everything. now. my 60hrs of gaming a week interfears in nothing. if i wouldn't play i would just watch tv or watch a wall. i used to be an honors student in school and when i started high school (2002) XBL also came out and yes i did start failing classes. not because of my games but because school is no competition to it. i would average a 94 on test and did no homework and participated in nothing. you can fail a class knowing everything. basing an addiction on that would be flawed. now im sure there are some people addicted to games. a good remedy is not shipping your kid away to be someone else's problem. how about the kids that are into sports? 60hrs a week is like the minimum you can do. are they addicted? i hate it when games "especially those with violence" are targeted. it makes me feel like, if i spent 60hrs a week smoking or clubing or just relaxing would be better. i hope one day you can play a video game without being told to watch how much time you take. i remember i used to go to school 40hrs a week. the last 4 years were the biggest waste of my life. so lets see if games can be what there are,,, fun. also WoW sucks bad, id wish they'd stop using it as a base. fear is way better.
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post #19 of 56
GonX, everything done in a scale where you cannot control yourself (lack of self control), want to be doing it every single time (urge to resist) and takes slowly control over your mental, physical of physiological habits is an addiction.

Thus, I hereby declare you WoW Addict. No, really. Video gaming hardcore is one thing. Addiction is another thing. I love gaming, but if I got to go 3 weeks without gaming in order to be responsible with my work, then so shall be it. No mood swings, which most likely always mean a addiction has formed.

So, as said prior, heavy gamers who CAN control yourself, don't take up arms. Video gaming can become a addiction, and if you can control yourself then most likely you're in the safe base.

EDIT: To the prior poster, 12 hours of real life time per week is nothing. Try paying bills, going on social life and doing everything a normal human being can do. You can't...

Maybe if you're 12...

Also playing more than 3 hours in a row is an addiction. Hell, Guild Wars starts giving you messages after you've played 2 hours in a row. 3 hours or more in a row...no leak, no drink, no phone, no tv = addiction.
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ZOMG nub!

Ehehe... I might be one of "those"... y'know.. those with that disorder/addiction

40-80 hours a week in front of my computer is what I do, and at least half of that is gaming.

Though - my WoW addiction has been tearing on me. I want to play it so hard but I don't have time for it, which annoys that crap out of me.

Simple--there's no such thing as "video gaming addiction", but there's a "lack of self-control" disorder which gives you -50 Charisma and +30 selfishness
I love my PC, I consider myself addicted to it

Then again this will be my career.. So?
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