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.
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.
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.
DTinCA Humanist Granny
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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