Video Game Addiction

Discussion in 'Internet Addiction' started by Porn_Fiend, May 12, 2014.

  1. Life

    Life Member

    I'm not trying to address kids...I'm trying to address people with enough maturity to accept that there are issues in their lives that can't be solved by playing video games.
    I've been on this journey for 1.5 years so I think that I might have some credibility.
    You are entitled to your own opinions but there's no need to attack my own opinions without any support.
    Tell me, where do you see yourself in the future if you continue to live the way you are living right now?
  2. BruceWayne

    BruceWayne Building the life I want, day by day...

    Man, I just don't know. Video games I'm sure are addictive, since practically anything can be but what's really addictive about them now is how in-depth they are and all of the different tasks and achievements that are a part of them. Just look at games like GTA, WOW, COD (online multiplayer) and you can literally spend hours upon hours trying to accomplish everything.

    I myself play NHL 15 and mostly sports games with a little bit of COD. In NHL 15 they have this game mode called Hockey Ultimate Team where you build your own team and play against other people. They come out with special edition players and what not that you can get and I think it's highly addictive and very much so, life consuming. Ever since I've started playing it's basically all I do when I have free time. Plus, I've spent a lot of money on it since it has micro-transactions.

    IMO video games are definitely addictive and it is most likely a problem where the game is the most important thing to you in your life ATM. Video games here and there are fine, maybe an hour a day, but when your day revolves around them, then that is a problem. Also, have to remember that most of us here have brains that are super-sensitive to artificial stimulation and it's hard for us to stop.

    Personally I can't see myself not playing video games. I love them because they are great time-killers, especially when the weather is bad and are very entertaining. But, if you have more important things to do then you should be doing that, not playing video games. Don't put off life for them.

    But, the one downside to video games is that it is very hard to mix in real life activities with them such as working out, reading books, doing chores, etc. I've tried it and I always catch myself thinking about playing video games while doing those things mentioned.
  3. JG55

    JG55 Member

    Anything can be addictive. Video games have elements that make it more addicting than other forms of entertainment.

    Porn is still far, far worse.

    Many of us are here because we can't perform sexually because of porn. The whole wiring of sexual function to porn is a completely different animal. I don't think we can make a fair comparison of it with video games.

    If you're playing too much, then cut back. Otherwise don't create issues in your life where none exist.

    It is OK to have fun and enjoy video games.
  4. yearofchange

    yearofchange Your actions matter.

    This is a good thread. I've been addicted to League for the last year. Now I have to take the semester off to sort out my life again. I withdrew from the world when the stress became unbearable and developed another bad habit alongside my bad habit of taking on more than I can handle. Video games have led me to PMO relapse countless times, and have had a significant effect in weakening my brain in face of stress, made my neurophysiology more prone to the dopamine rush offered by PMO, video games, and eating, and have made me neglect my physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. I'm going to completely stop LoL and any other addicting games until I'm in control. The only games I don't look badly upon are brain teasers such as sudoku and puzzle games.
  5. Dalunda

    Dalunda New Member

    My older son is addicted to counter strike... sometimes he spend 12 hours playing his game :'(
  6. BruceWayne

    BruceWayne Building the life I want, day by day...

    That's definitely excessive.

    I think the main problem here is when video games become better than real life. Just like porn can. I've noticed this myself with video games. I get anxious when I'm not playing them and think about playing them even when I'm with my friends or doing things while I'm away from home. That shows me that they can be addictive.
  7. dphx

    dphx No PMO anymore !!!

    Playing video game is too exciting and bad time management can make people too addict :(
  8. rfghhgjhgjk

    rfghhgjhgjk New Member

    one piece online video game.

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