What's with all the 'game addiction' threads?

LividJay

Member
I stumbled across several game addiction threads on this board. Is game addiction really a big problem? Or is someone trying to push a narrative?
 

phanuruch

Member
I stumbled across several game addiction threads on this board. Is game addiction really a big problem? Or is someone trying to push a narrative?
It may or may not be a big problem depending on how you look at it. Lets consider something similar such as gambling. Its equally addictive but since its not much of a public problem such as cocaine, its assumed. That principle applies to gaming addiction. It would take long before you would even know that you or a friend is addicted. I mean, you are not stealing to go buy some illegal stuff or engaging in unsocial behavior as such. You are simply spending lots of time before a screen playing some game. Most people would look at it as harmless obsession. But, I hope you know there is nothing like harmless addiction.
 

Erika1358

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i think it's an unavoidable topic in a gaming chat. Mostly everyone in this community are gamers, meaning they have insight, experience, and advi e foe game addiction. I believe it is a rampant issue nowadays, considering how everyone is enslaved by our gadgets one way or another.
 
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LividJay

LividJay

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i think it's an unavoidable topic in a gaming chat. Mostly everyone in this community are gamers, meaning they have insight, experience, and advi e foe game addiction. I believe it is a rampant issue nowadays, considering how everyone is enslaved by our gadgets one way or another.
maybe. I've just never seen people in any gaming forum bring it up. It almost seems unnatural to me.
 
A debate with a mixture of views. No right or wrong answers, it's something to discuss which isn't a problem. Everyone is entitled to their own view and opinion on the internet!

Gaming addication can be only if you make a problem. Self control is key and vital.
 
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LividJay

LividJay

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A debate with a mixture of views. No right or wrong answers, it's something to discuss which isn't a problem. Everyone is entitled to their own view and opinion on the internet!
I never said anything to the contrary. I just observed what seems like a small group of people coming in with an agenda.

Gaming addication can be only if you make a problem. Self control is key and vital.
And this is why. Where does this line fit in with the conversation of the thread?

Anyway, I'm not going to discuss it further. Was just curious if anyone else noticed and saw the same thing. I'll just update my ignore list.
 

TopSilver

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Absolutely agree, and it's just not just limited to the 'game addiction' threads.. I have my suspicions about it all, but meh.
I don't see how it's off topic to conversation but funny how mothers try to keep their children away from video games giving them 1 or 2 hours a day. Anyways there's nothing wrong with the topic of game addiction and I only saw one thread myself however I see how older people tend to look at these things. Thinking it's an issue if someone plays too many games. But what can we do...