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.
*steps behind him and joins the battle*