Why doesn't this section get more traffic?

Discussion in 'Gaming Addiction' started by YourBrainRebalanced, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. YourBrainRebalanced

    YourBrainRebalanced Administrator Staff Member

    Gaming addiction is a huge emerging issue. Wonder why people aren't flooding into here.
     
  2. Perigee

    Perigee Member

    Perhaps people are unwilling to accept or face the fact that they are addicted to gaming. Gaming is a big hobby for some people so it's hard to recognize the difference between that and an addiction.

    That said, the issue is a bit more complicated because it's simply untrue to say that all gaming is bad (which isn't true for porn). There are certain games that are far more addicting than others; typically the online shooters and RPGs are highly problematic, wheras there are other games which have limited/linear single player playability and that are story-driven, rich experiences. The latter of which does very limited harm and can be an intelligent form of interactive art and storytelling. So it's a complex issue.

    Personally I typically can't tolerate gaming more than a few hours in a given day or ~10-15 hrs in a given week so I don't find myself too at risk. If I find myself playing too much (15+ hrs a week or simply playing games as an escapist/distraction behavior) I am able to cut back without much difficulty.
     
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