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.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?
maybe. I've just never seen people in any gaming forum bring it up. It almost seems unnatural to me.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.
I never said anything to the contrary. I just observed what seems like a small group of people coming in with an agenda.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!
And this is why. Where does this line fit in with the conversation of the thread?Gaming addication can be only if you make a problem. Self control is key and vital.
maybe. I've just never seen people in any gaming forum bring it up. It almost seems unnatural to me.
Absolutely agree, and it's just not just limited to the 'game addiction' threads.. I have my suspicions about it all, but meh.And this is why. Where does this line fit in with the conversation of the thread?
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...Absolutely agree, and it's just not just limited to the 'game addiction' threads.. I have my suspicions about it all, but meh.
I mean I'm probably lobbed into your VGR/JoyFreak members who have done this in the past. I just happen to be a member at both forums (although I much prefer this one) and want to try my best to contribute here. Some topics will of course be the same between forums but I can't help but enjoy some healthy discourse anyway about the issue as it is a growing one I think anyway. Not a massive one, but certainly not one to be underestimated anyway.I think there are few guys who are making same threads all over the VGR and the Joyfreak. So they tend to have same subject title and even the question inside. It's reasonable to ask such question. But some members are just asking for the same of it.
Well it's a bit of a strong position considering I can't really see any threads being started around the direct issue of actually being addicted to games (vs just enjoying a particular game a fair bit) so I'm not even sure it's a large issue as it was back when you started this topic. I did look back in the posts and I am unsure why February seemed to be a hot month for those threads but its all chill now. You do you though man, I'm just wondering why you're so against a couple threads on gaming addiction? Literally curious like, not trying to be a lil' troll.I'm almost 100% sure it's spam. Either way, I'm just adding anyone who starts game addiction threads to my ignore list.