It becomes a problem when you buy games before paying your bills, or even food for the kids
It becomes a problem when you sit around all day and do nothing but play games . I would call my self
addicted to games BUT not to the point that i couldnt give it up to support my family..or take care of my
Oh my god, Brandon Crisp? Don't even get me started. This little brain-damaged gnome ran away from home into the damn Canadian wilderness because his parents took away COD4. How pathetic can you get? That wasn't a case of video game addiction, that was just extreme mental deficiency. Natural selection at its finest.
Brandon was such an hero.
Question time:1) Video Game Addiction: When does it become a problem?2) If you know someone that you know thats a video game addict (friend, relative, or loved ones), what would you do in this situation?2) After reading this thread, did it changed your perspective of the amount of time you spent on playing video games? Why? Why not?
I think the first question answers itself. If something has become an addiction, it is a problem.
I don't know any addicts. If I did, there's not much I could do but ask them to seek help, or offer them some relational alternatives
Nah, My perspective remains the same. I don't spend much time gaming at all. The only time I really game is when a game drops that I really want. Even then, I don't really play them that much save for a few hours on weekends.
Any form of addiction, including video gaming, becomes a problem when it begins interfering with formerly healthy daily activities, or changes your mood or behavior when you're not partaking in the activity. I've taken a few university degree courses on this matter (addiction and substance abuse) as like alcoholism or and addictive gambling habits, the FIRST sign of problematic behavior regarding gaming is when it alters your mood when you are NOT partaking in the physical action of it. Ie: You get irritated, unhappy, unfocused when you are not playing. This is merely the first sign in ANY addiction. I'm a passionate gamer and certainly endorse having fun with your console although the OP brings up a viable point in this thread. It can, and does get out of hand sometimes and like I mentioned.. if you notice that your behavior changes when you're not gaming, perhaps you need to rethink your habits. Game on fellow friends and enjoy our wonderful console!!
I agree. Especially with the mood and behavior in any kind of addictions.