Have you ever had an unhealthy video game habit/addiction?
No Such thing as Addiction.
Just Weak Folks.
World of Warcraft, my muse, my crack coacaine...
We are all addicted to something
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If it wasn't work, I was playing World of Warcraft for at least 8 hours a day for a couple for years. There are parts of those years I remember more about what happened in the game than what happened in real life. I've had a couple similar instances since then on other games, but nearly the level of dedication as I did during those WoW years.
For those curious, I was a PvP Holy/Shadow Priest. Best healing in a game up to this point for me.
I’m probably in the minority that enjoyed my Beast Master/Hunter more than any of my other characters. For the Horde!
FOR THE HORDE!!!
My buddy moved his beast hunter. They were OP a while back when I came back for a quick month to see what was going on.
I wouldn’t say unhealthy, but yeah it’s unhealthy when I spend the whole afternoon playing and procrastinating homework and then getting off at 10 to do homework. It fluctuates based on the season tho.
A long long time ago I was addicted to Moria, Realm, Ragnarok, Toejam & Earle, and Castle Wolfenstein but none of them were as complex as today’s video games and they only required a computer to run, not a games machine.
No. I averaged 2-3 hours a night in high school (mostly online with my friends) but it never got bad. Now I average 2-3 hours a week, if that.
I do right now! Phone games. Have even hurt both rotator cuffs, hands, and arms. It’s so stupid! I need to delete the damn games but can’t bring myself to do it.
Yes. I played until 6 am a few times. That was probably not healthy.
playing video games is never unhealthy
Short-term unhealthy habits, yes. Never an addiction, though.
I'm sure others think i have but I don't.
Denial is not just a river in Egypt.
I don’t play any traditional video games. I mostly read or watch tv in my down time. However, this summer I started studying Spanish for fun. So, Duolingo has become like a video game to me. I can spend three or four hours on it at a time when I’m on a roll. I just started watching the national news and a show on Netflix in Spanish with English subtitles too.
Video Games are beyond an addiction for me. It’s like eating or sleeping it must be done. I’ll get weird feelings if I don’t play something during the day. It’s not a bad thing it’s my reality. I look Forward to them the most, they were the one constant in a life of troubles they are my reason to rise every morning.
what do u play?
No such thing
I have the occasional binge like anyone else when a much-anticipated game comes out (most recently Red Dead II last year) but I mean... that’s characteristic of even casual gamers.
That game had great horse testicles
And great bathtub handies
Alcohol, yes. Chew, yes. Gambling, most definitely. Video games nope
When Skyrim came out back in 2011 I dident go anywhere except to my job for a month.
on one playthru or multiple?
While recovering from knee surgery back in the ‘80’s, I spent 10 hours straight in a hospital bed playing Space Invaders.
It bothered me so much I gave up playing video games completely.
Says the guy who is apparently a superfan of a modern video game only offered on Steam (literally a digital gaming platform most popular amongst Gen Z)
No. I've probably played videogames for a sum total of 2-3 hours in all the years that videogames have been around.
You poor woman 😢.
I'm happy for it. I personally think they are a waste of time (for me) and the motion of it all makes me sick. I'd rather lose myself in a book!
There are Hidden Adventure games that might be your speed (no motion). My wife was into those for a while. You could also play card and board games online with whoever you like. If you have a pulse, there's a game genre or two for you!
Those types of games sound more my speed, for sure.
Don’t listen to phalnx, you should get into Dark Souls speedruns.
Now that sounds like something I could really get addicted to....or sick from, one or the other. 🤢
I just watched a YouTube video for about two minutes of someone playing that game. And, 🤢 from motion sickness was the correct choice. 😂
Haha. It's never been unhealthy. I've always gotten my work done when I had to, and kept it to my truly free time...which, at times, was copious, I admit. I've spent many weekends marathoning the likes of Doom, Civilization, Master Of Orion, and, in my later years (but before I had kids), GTA and Hearts Of Iron.
As Howard Phillips, the former president of Nintendo Power magazine, once opined, videogames are good for you. They develop not only reflexes but teamwork, camaraderie, critical thinking skills, and whatever other good qualities you can think of, outside of physical fitness, that are normally associated with sports. Some people are natural born gamers, and more power to us, if that's what we do to get our rocks off when we can.
Are any of those old Nintendo Power magazines worth anything? I think I had every issue for like the first 3-5 years at one point but they're gone now :/
According to eBay, they might be. We're only talking dollars per issue, not tens or hundreds, but there does seem to be a market for them.
I used to have every issue up to the N64, but I threw them all away before I discovered emulators :(. Happily, they can all be found at archive.org, retromags.com, and other fine preservation sites.
Nope I haven’t❗️But I can’t wait to see Pharynx’s response‼️
Sorry to keep you waiting 😉.
By the way, when did you pick up that Japanese accent?
Pharynx. You rike fly lice?
Aw, that stinking “spellcheck” temporarily made my eyes slanted😑❗️
I got it Phalnx! I got it!