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Originally Posted by donkru View Post
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.
spoken by a true nerd hehe
*steps behind him and joins the battle*
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post #22 of 56
It's one thing to love your PC, another thing for it to acknowledged it as your career and ANOTHER thing to be addicted.

I love my PC too, but I ain't a addict.

Is Sideburn an addict? :O
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post #23 of 56
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Originally Posted by TheShehanigan View Post
It's one thing to love your PC, another thing for it to acknowledged it as your career and ANOTHER thing to be addicted.

I love my PC too, but I ain't a addict.

Is Sideburn an addict? :O
Lol.. Yes but I love computers, just everything about them.
My career will have something to do with computers such as opening a local shop or something...
I am on my computer most of every day during the school year except during Fridays and Saturdays (usually) as I go out with friends.. Everything else including schoolwork is done on my PC.
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I'm addicted to sleep. I do it all the time and I can't go without it, I become aggressive.
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I'm addicted to sleep. I do it all the time and I can't go without it, I become aggressive.
I'm addicted to eating and drinking. When I don't do either of those, i go crazy and all weird.
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post #26 of 56
TO MGX1016:

Then you're not addicted, because you DO have a life. Addiction = nonstop, continuous...well, read my prior post for the description.
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post #27 of 56
Sweet people have smoke breaks at work. So now we get BF2 breaks?
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post #28 of 56
Finally An Excuse!!!!
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Hey TSK! ... lol... I read that same article at lunch today.

Methinks that we (as in OCN members) are all addicted in a manner of speaking...
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post #30 of 56
I'm really "sick" of organizations turning people's transgressions into "medical disorders".

I guess for every stupid thing someone does, there's a medical definition to blame it on. Sad.

You don't need pills. Pill are for sick people. Some people just need to take responsibility for their own actions.
    
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