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Show Of Hands November 4th, 2019 2:31am

Have you ever had an unhealthy video game habit/addiction?

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jamjay Atlanta, Ga
11/09/19 6:56 am

No Such thing as Addiction.
Just Weak Folks.

ThisIsKev Wisconsin
11/08/19 7:06 pm

World of Warcraft, my muse, my crack coacaine...

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ILoveToAsk123
11/05/19 1:02 pm

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Maynard Londor
11/05/19 9:40 am

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.

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Maynard Londor
11/05/19 9:56 am

For those curious, I was a PvP Holy/Shadow Priest. Best healing in a game up to this point for me.

Kelpie
11/06/19 1:18 pm

I’m probably in the minority that enjoyed my Beast Master/Hunter more than any of my other characters. For the Horde!

Maynard Londor
11/06/19 4:40 pm

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.

alkafelts Texas
11/05/19 7:35 am

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.

tdaddy diversity
11/04/19 11:25 pm

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.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
11/04/19 8:01 pm

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.

DTinCA bullies get ignored
11/04/19 6:41 pm

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.

sea California
11/04/19 2:11 pm

Yes. I played until 6 am a few times. That was probably not healthy.

IEatzCookies Look at my pfp
11/04/19 12:55 pm

playing video games is never unhealthy

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DrCarpenter Florence, Italy
11/04/19 4:14 am

Short-term unhealthy habits, yes. Never an addiction, though.

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CudOfCow Oregon
11/03/19 10:13 pm

I'm sure others think i have but I don't.

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JulieB The Lake House
11/04/19 12:00 pm

Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

peacenskis Alaska
11/03/19 9:51 pm

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.

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kash Earf
11/03/19 9:30 pm

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.

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kash Earf
11/03/19 9:25 pm

No such thing

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/03/19 9:23 pm

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.

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CoffeeNow Fiery but peaceful rioter
11/03/19 9:28 pm

That game had great horse testicles

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/03/19 9:30 pm

And great bathtub handies

UniversePlan Michigan
11/04/19 5:40 am

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Zebera5659 Kennewick WA
11/03/19 8:11 pm

Alcohol, yes. Chew, yes. Gambling, most definitely. Video games nope

flobotscott88
11/03/19 8:01 pm

When Skyrim came out back in 2011 I dident go anywhere except to my job for a month.

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Quinnipiac Here
11/04/19 12:55 pm

on one playthru or multiple?

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
11/03/19 7:50 pm

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.

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/03/19 9:29 pm

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)

Kay41 the Midwest
11/03/19 7:37 pm

No. I've probably played videogames for a sum total of 2-3 hours in all the years that videogames have been around.

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phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 7:38 pm

You poor woman 😢.

Kay41 the Midwest
11/03/19 7:42 pm

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!

phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 8:04 pm

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!

Kay41 the Midwest
11/03/19 8:06 pm

Those types of games sound more my speed, for sure.

CoffeeNow Fiery but peaceful rioter
11/03/19 8:08 pm

Don’t listen to phalnx, you should get into Dark Souls speedruns.

Kay41 the Midwest
11/03/19 8:12 pm

Now that sounds like something I could really get addicted to....or sick from, one or the other. 🤢

Kay41 the Midwest
11/03/19 8:16 pm

I just watched a YouTube video for about two minutes of someone playing that game. And, 🤢 from motion sickness was the correct choice. 😂

phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 7:37 pm

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.

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LazySteelworker USA
11/06/19 11:27 am

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 :/

phalnx Ohio
11/07/19 4:57 am

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.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/03/19 7:32 pm

Nope I haven’t❗️But I can’t wait to see Pharynx’s response‼️

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phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 7:37 pm

Sorry to keep you waiting 😉.

phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 7:37 pm

By the way, when did you pick up that Japanese accent?

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/03/19 7:53 pm

Japanese accent❓

phalnx Ohio
11/03/19 8:00 pm

Pharynx. You rike fly lice?

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/03/19 8:08 pm

Aw, that stinking “spellcheck” temporarily made my eyes slanted😑❗️

me2nokneez
11/03/19 8:20 pm

I got it Phalnx! I got it!

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
11/04/19 11:46 am

😂😉