It’s time to face it. You know you are Addicted to Gaming. Because of the progress and evolution of gaming these past few years, many people have taken gaming to a whole new level and some have even really integrated gaming into their daily lives and would freak out if they can’t play a single game or even go “cold turkey” like all addicts do when deprived of their addiction.
Basically I am an addict, too. I love gaming and can’t seem to live without it.
Gaming recently found its way into the media spotlight through gaming addictions. Mostly related to MMORPG’s, my gaming addiction involves more than just one game and it runs deep in my veins because as we all know games are designed to be addictive.
Let’s put it this way I have an uber amount of gaming paraphernalias, ranging from consoles, handheld portable gaming devices, my PC and laptop. Heck even my PDA is filled to the brim with games.
At first, gamers like me don’t even know that we’re addicted until it’s to late. But it seems that the key to any addiction is accepting that fact the your addicted and I’m proud to say I am an addict : a gaming addict from MMORPGs or even offline games I’ve tried. What started out as a simple form of entertainment evolved into a contest on who gets to finish the game first, who get the higher level and achievements first, who’s the most insanely strong character that nobody can beat–from a simple warrior (newbie) to a hardcore deathknight.
Gaming it’s not just an Addiction it’s a way of life
Being in a gaming trance I can go on for days just playing with nothing else in my mind. It’s better to be addicted in gaming than being addicted to something else (like drugs), but still being addicted to coffee ain’t that bad too. And here’s a fact: games can actually ruin social relations and personal relationships. I remember that scene, when I started playing games such Everquest and Oblivion my girlfriend for 3 years broke up with me and left me, because I’ve been spending too much time with gaming rather than her. She even threw my Playstation (not touching my other game consoles) out of the window (it was the first thing she saw luckily I fixed my apartment earlier) because I wouldn’t listen to her. But it’s all changed I just adjusted my schedule and my life to incorporate gaming as a part of my real life: work and blogging, and my personal life.
If you can’t beat em, join em
Now to help other gamers come out of their shell and face the real world. Remember (yet again): the key to it is moderation, and anything that is taken or used or played too much is addicting.
You can’t have too much of everything!