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WTH

If they can't stop gaming, they're irresponsible to begin with.
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post #42 of 56
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Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
I am tired, i meant to say MMORPGs..
I know what you meant and I am saying I have heard of plenty of people getting addicted to FPS's, or RTS's, etc. As you have seen in earlier posts, people playing Unreal and Halo2 way too much.

I am just tired of people thinking MMORPGs are the only addictive types of games.
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I game a lot (actually... less now that summer's hit. Which is odd. Working more and hanging out with friends more since we're all going away to college), but I manage to be a functional member of society. Although, I guess I could have been called addicted to Halo 2. Summer after it came out, I basically played all day, and did nothing else. Then I realized what was up, sold my Xbox, and started functioning.
post #44 of 56
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Originally Posted by apavlov13 View Post
They're probably just talking about WOW, which isn't even a real game.
ROFLMAO!
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post #45 of 56
The only thing more absurd than this is the "cures" theyll come up with.
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post #46 of 56
I consider gaming a hobby more than an addiction because a hobby is something that I like to do in my spare time when I'm not working or hanging out with friends where as an addiction is when someone plays a game till they rank up or what ever while at the same time not eating or going to work/school. When a game consumes somebody's life, that is when they really need help at a physciatric clinic do deal with their anti-social issues. For me to say that I don't play games that often is true because when I play games I usually do it to unwind after a hard day at work or school. The difference between an addict and a non-addict is the fact that the games controls the individual up to the point of not caring of socializing with others except for the online people that he/she may come into contact with during a multiplayer game...examples: WOW, BF games, CSS and the list to go on and on.
    
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post #47 of 56
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Originally Posted by cgrado View Post
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.
Alcohol is a drug

http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/alcohol/alcohol.shtml
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Originally Posted by SuperMagus View Post
Alcohol is a drug
you know what i mean. Illegal drugs are usually separated from alcohol.
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LMAO...okay like i said before im 16...me and my dad were watching the news like 4hrs ago and we heard this on the news and my dad was like "***, the world is coming to an end". thats not what he really said but that was his expression about the whole deal.
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OH MY GOD!

Why do you have to name everything as a CONDITION, its not a condition or an ILNESS!

Its the fact you have no friends or motivation to do anything but Game, Survival of the fittest, let the addicts sort it out themselves, if not we loose their contribution to the gene pool.

Do we really classifications for everything ARGH.

Just smack em and tell em to go outside.
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