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  Quote carefulpunch Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Game addiction
    Posted: 29 Jun 2018 at 12:14am
I have been playing online games since I was 13 years old. I seldom go out with friends because I enjoy playing more than anything else. My playing schedule is from morning to night. Is this already considered as a game addiction?
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  Quote Jerrar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Jun 2018 at 1:31am
I am pretty much the same. What the WHO claims as addiction is if you play such that it affects your normal life, it controls you, you cannot stop playing, you prioritize gaming over other things in life like job, studies, chores etc.

So its safe to say If you are anything like me you are not an addict. But if you do any of the things mentioned above, you are an addict and should look to get clean yourself or get help.
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Jun 2018 at 1:43am
Like Jerrar states, if you can conduct yourself in a productive way and not abandon all semblance of a normal life with your close ones (friends and/or family), then you are not addicted to gaming. It is when you can only game to the exclusion of everything else in your life (and you look it) that you might have a problem and need professional help.
I would venture to say, without knowing your particular details, that you are not addicted if you are wondering if you are. Usually people with mental issues are the last ones to recognize them, if they ever do.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Jun 2018 at 2:32am
I think we’ve all thought that at one time or another.   

Addiction is usually associated with adverse effects, like health issues, losing your money, throwing family away, etc.    

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  Quote nubatpc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 03 Jul 2018 at 10:41pm
Addiction is the physical dependence on something so no ur not addicted
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  Quote hoserator Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jul 2018 at 2:31am
You can be addicted to a behavior and not necessarily a physical substance. The determining factors have to do with the rewards perceived by the conduct that reaches a level which is detrimental to the individual's health. That can be by gaming.
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  Quote carefulpunch Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jul 2018 at 5:20am
Thank you for the insights. My online game is already affecting my relationship with other people since I prioritize it more. Upon reading this article (https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/depression), I come to realize that I have a problem and need to seek professional help.

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  Quote nubatpc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jul 2018 at 11:03am
Originally posted by hoserator

You can be addicted to a behavior and not necessarily a physical substance. The determining factors have to do with the rewards perceived by the conduct that reaches a level which is detrimental to the individual's health. That can be by gaming.
I meant he being physically independent of it not having something physical addicted to .
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  Quote nubatpc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 04 Jul 2018 at 11:04am
Originally posted by carefulpunch

Thank you for the insights. My online game is already affecting my relationship with other people since I prioritize it more. Upon reading this article (https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/depression), I come to realize that I have a problem and need to seek professional help.
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  Quote Batman34 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Jul 2018 at 9:11pm
Originally posted by carefulpunch

Thank you for the insights. My online game is already affecting my relationship with other people since I prioritize it more. Upon reading this article (https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/depression), I come to realize that I have a problem and need to seek professional help.

I wish you the best of luck.
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  Quote Michaelbucher Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jul 2018 at 10:09pm
I use tp have the same problem if yiu can conduct yourself like what was saod earlier your good
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  Quote carefulpunch Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 3:19am
Thank you for all the kind words, guys :)
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  Quote Alberto Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Aug 2018 at 3:12pm
I would like to share this idea i have realized a while back when i used to play 10 hours and more a day.

I have had a friend, a game designer with his own team working on casual games. He told me that the longest part of the job is not the putting everything together and leading the team to a game release, but the accumulation of the ideas.

He said that since the childhood, every movie he watched, or game he played was part of his job to a successful lead game designer. And you can see the point.

We all have the potential to becoming something out of all this experience we accumulate. What if any time now all these experiences will lead you to some idea which otherwise would be impossible?

I believe we are achieving our life purpose and it includes gaming, or whatever we do. Every bit of information is useful for the future self :)
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  Quote JudgeJury Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: Yesterday at 2:42am
I don't think that it's an addiction; we all enjoy it and it does not harm our bodies too; Addiction always harms the body but gaming addiction? Definitely not
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