would you consider yourself a gaming addict?

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#1 Trinitarian
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I'm 30 years old right now and i have been playing video games since i was 5 years old and have have played on almost every major gaming platform since then. And i look at the last 10 years up until this day and i realize that i keep up almost on a daily basis. I almost always have to get new games and feel the waiting pains til the games that i really want to come out. And as soon as i beat that new game almost a day later i'm dieing to play the next game i'm waiting for. Sometimes i have to sacrifice certain games by trading them in to buy the new game i want only to buy the games i traded in a few months later. I'm never fully satisfied i always need more MORE and MMMMOOORRREEE!

any one else have this problem?

So to answer my own question yeah i'm an addict.

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#2 JML897
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I play videogames for maybe 2 hours a week, so no.
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#3 Ceneb
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I used to play frequently, but lately I haven't played at all.
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#4 Darth-Caedus
Member since 2008 • 20756 Posts
Not even close, I get maybe one game every 6 months, if that... Music on the other hand, that I most certainly am addicted to.:P
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#5 sonic__323
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Nope, used to be when I was kid, not anymore I am more into watching anime or drawing now.

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#6 LJS9502_basic
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No I don't game as much as I used to game....
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#7 Mr_Leonis
Member since 2007 • 4615 Posts
Nope and its not that I don't like video games, its the lack of me buying new games. :?
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#8 EMOEVOLUTION
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Most people here will tell you that there is no such thing as gaming addiction.. and videogames don't influence peoples behaviors.. just like south park didn't cause everyone to start running off with the word dbag. But, of course they're wrong.

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#9 deactivated-58b6232955e4a
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Yes I do play games quite frequently and enjoy it.
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#10 MgamerBD
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No im not. I only game in boredom. If I'm not bored or have other things to do, Gaming could die for all I care
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#11 makiveli100
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No, I can stop at anytime.....(haven'e put the controller down.)

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#12 GTA_dude
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No. Never. I actually rarely touch my 360. I spent more time in the garage working on my car then I do playing videogames, and I like it that way....
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#13 nVidiaGaMer
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I play maybe 5 hours a week during the school year and 20-30 hours a week in the summer.

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#14 ViewtifulScott
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Talking about videogames in the off topic forum of a videogame website, does that not mean this thread is off topic for the off topic forum? Just a funny thought I had. Yeah, OP, I suppose I am, in a way.
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#15 deactivated-6016f2513d412
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I'm not addicted at all. I don't think I'm addicted to anything, to be quite honest.
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#16 Niff_T
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Only when it comes to Star Fox 64. :P

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#17 MrLions
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I play about 16 hours a week.
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#18 cd_rom
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Yes. I try to play at least two to three hours a day if not more. Although, I guess compared to some people, that wouldn't be considered an addict.

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#19 Bedizen
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No other things seem to take up my time - gaming is my hobby something I do when I have spare moment.

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#20 LP4EVA2005
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mehh not really...i'll play for like 2 hour before i go to sleep on my days off from work (so that's like twice a week)
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#21 KDIDDY78
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haha im 31 dont feel bad...i just did a 8 hour marathon with demon's souls last night!

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#22 nooblet69
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I consider myself a gaming addict and it isn't something I am proud of. Often times when I game I feel like I could be doing something more useful with my time. So much stress with work and school and so many other things I could be working on or doing.

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#23 deactivated-605ba7fd6332a
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This thread would have been well suited for a poll.

To answer the question though, no I do not believe I am a gaming addict. I hardly play any games at all and really the primary link I have to video games is the fact that I post on Gamespot.

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#24 gamerguru100
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I'll play video games frequently at times. For example, I'll play games for a whole night. I played Call of Duty 3 for over nine hours straight in a night...I'm surprised I didn't get carpal tunnel syndrome.:o:P

But I'll also go certain periods of time without playing games too. I've gone a few weeks without playing video games.

I would definitely not consider myself a gaming addict either.

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#25 dontshackzmii
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for some people gaming can become a big high. So some people get hooked on it. but i have been on and off with gaming.

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#26 tocool340
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I casually play games here and there, though I would love to play more often....
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#27 ariz3260
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Never. Even during the time when I played a lot of video games I do not consider myself an addict. But when I get into a game (now I am playing Civilization 5.... it's so reek of awesomeness that game I tell ya) I can play on for a long while, then I'll just quit cold turkey. I'm kinda of strange that way

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#28 Trinitarian
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[QUOTE="uhoh_hotdogs"]

This thread would have been well suited for a poll.

To answer the question though, no I do not believe I am a gaming addict. I hardly play any games at all and really the primary link I have to video games is the fact that I post on Gamespot.

Good idea i took your advice its up! :) thanks
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#29 ProtestTheJOEL
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no more than 2 hours a day, and not even everyday so.. I wouldnt say so. To be more specific I usually 1 or 2 games in NHL or a few rounds of Search in CoD4
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#30 Microdevine
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it all depends. in the winter, i definetly could consider myself an addict sometimes. i just barricade myself in my room, its cold outside. and i have all these great games to play. so ill play it seems for like hours on end. tho in the summer, when games are usually slow.( i might buy like 1 a month) i hardly ever play. im usually playing basketball or doing something with friends. but i guess no. i wouldnt consider myself an addict. i never feel the need to quit doing something more important or valuable of my time to go gaming. but thats just me.

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#31 brandojones
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I only play a couple of hours a day usually, so sometimes. I'm more of an Internet addict. I look up random things until my head explodes and I can't help it.

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#32 ForsakenWicked
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I used to but not anymore.
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#33 gago-gago
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Sometimes. Not much lately, but when I do get the time I do feel like I've been playing games all day. Gaming is my favorite hobby though.

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#34 PeterPerson
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I would say that i used to be because i went through a weird depression in like.... 6th grade? and thats all i did. idk if it's addict-worthy though...

but whatever! it's all sunshine and rainbows now!

and i play probably 4 days a week for no more than 2 or 3 hours per day. not really that much

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#35 jehuty12
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I consider myself a gaming addict and it isn't something I am proud of. Often times when I game I feel like I could be doing something more useful with my time. So much stress with work and school and so many other things I could be working on or doing.

nooblet69

lol I'm the exact opposite, whenever I am doing anything besides gaming I think of how much gaming I could be getting done.

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#36 effena
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Even with school and a job, I manage to game at least an hour a day. In the past, I've put off going to parties to game. I guess my answer would be "yes"

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#37 3DayFinisher
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Undoubtedly. I only buy maybe 2-3 games a year at most yet I still spend more time gaming than sleeping.
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#38 Barbariser
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Now? I'd guess so. I've only recently gotten back into my "active mood", so to speak.

The rest of the year was a bit of an "inactive phase" in that respect.

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#39 360CoDgamer360
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For the Past few years i have been a gaming addict, but last week my tv broke :evil:. So i am not currently a gaming addict

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#40 markop2003
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No, i rarely play these days. I probably play less than most 'casual gamers'.
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#41 cyborg100000
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Well now I've quit WoW until the next expansion so I currently only play 2-3 hours a day of Mass Effect, so I used to be and probably will again in the near future, but it's the most fun easiest way to keep entertained.

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#42 Immortalica
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I don't really play video games anymore. But at one time I used to play them almost too much.
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#43 pis3rch
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right now i am....Borderlands is my crack cocaine right now, i just can't...stop...playing.
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#44 12345678ew
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i normally buy about 4 games a year... so no. but next year i will be cause APB is coming out.... it'll be like the year i was hooked on stupid runescape.... only with gangsters g strings and guns..... and better graphics than gears 2... and a vector based paint system to customize clothes (which can then be sold at higher prices) make my own tattoos, and paint cars. oh, and instead of growing flowers for days, i'll jack cars.

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#45 mitu123
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Well, it varies for me now, sometimes I play games everyday and other times I can go a week without playing them.

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#46 Trinitarian
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i normally buy about 4 games a year... so no. but next year i will be cause APB is coming out.... it'll be like the year i was hooked on stupid runescape.... only with gangsters g strings and guns..... and better graphics than gears 2... and a vector based paint system to customize clothes (which can then be sold at higher prices) make my own tattoos, and paint cars. oh, and instead of growing flowers for days, i'll jack cars.

12345678ew
excuse my ignorance, but what is what game is APB? Thanks
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#47 AtlanticRock
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Only when it comes to Star Fox 64. :P

Niff_T

This.

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#48 Boostinsane
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No I don't game as much as I used to game....LJS9502_basic
do you go on the forums more than you game LJ?
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#49 BiancaDK
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I used to be (i literally dreamt WoW) Not anymore tho
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#50 bootsgame
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yep and proud