Brother, you are the perfect example of addiction, I think you need a girl friend or some kind of out door hobby.
OK, I'll admit it I'm addicted. I can get so into a game that I lose track of time and my husband will talk to me and I won't even hear him. I have been known to yell at the game when I'm not doing well. I also dream about the games I play, now that's sad. I won't overspend on games though. I work hard for my money so I rent a game before buying, I need to be sure it's as good as the hype. For me it doesn't matter if it's a computer game or a console game I just love to play video games. I sometimes think I'm the only 48 year old woman who loves video games, but I don't care I will continue to play until the day I die. lol
You know it's sad when you google for "overcoming game addiction"
When you know that you're addicted and a small part of you can see the hole that your life is falling into. It's funny how I can sometimes get into these kicks and play all night long, go to class, go to work, play all night long, skip meals. Thing is the things I play are never the newest or best, it's just stuff that I find myself good at.
Funny when you look at my life and everyone that knows me is that I'm not a failure most of the time, I've "had" good grades, do great at work, have all sorts of prospects to look forward to but I find myself sucked back into games every once in a while and it never seems to be able to let go until I do something drastic like scratch the CD or duct-tape the thing.
Everything will be good for about 5 months and then it starts all over again!
The next test I guess will be wether my pharamcy school interview will be totally screwed by my recent game playing. I'm sitting here trying to finish an assignment given out a month ago, due tomorrow....so sad.
My fiance is so understanding, but I think eventually I will wake up and grow up. I doubt it will continue forever....at least I hope. no offense but I don't think being addicted to games when you're in your 40's will be the best for me. I probably need to go somewhere with no internet and no working computers...I remember the days when I used to outside for a walk....I really need to do that again!
Some of the best moments of my life I spend in front of the computer, playing of course and I am not ashamed to admit it but game addiction is a problem that can not be overlooked... Is like any other addiction ( in my experience you can get read of it only if you HAVE to go somewhere out of reach of much needed technology or by intense treatment:))
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Now, I'm addicted..I admit it but I don't think it's a bad thing. I'll continue to play them..in fact I think it helps brain development to a point, but I suppose that could be a whole nother topic.
Any addiction IS A BAD THING ! anything that you do not control will eventually bring some drawbacks into your life ( if you have one because I found out that is difficult to date if you are a game freek)
We rest Overcoming Game Addiction to share philosophy from the journals of some good thinker:
Today is: 15th July (GMT), in history on the 15th of July, 1980 AD the following death happened:
Eddie Jackson: Comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84