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I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction 10 years 3 weeks ago #381369

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Great article about gaming-addiction.I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction
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I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction 10 years 3 weeks ago #381372

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"Some blame can be laid at the feet of developers, making a conscious effort to make their games more addictive. It's analogous to the tobacco industry, trying to make tobacco more addictive. It works to their benefit. That having been said, it's up to the individual to take responsibility for how they play."
How do you make a game good without being addictive? Put a timer on it? :p
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I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction 10 years 3 weeks ago #381374

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Burr;381372 wrote:
How do you make a game good without being addictive? Put a timer on it? :p
They did it with Crackdown demo but I hit the restart button right after the time ran out.
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I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction 10 years 3 weeks ago #381377

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Before I clicked the link, I knew this would be about an MMO.I think the closest I've ever been to game addiction is either Fallout 3 or Oblivion. That and, oddly enough, Grand Turismo 3. Other than money, none those games cost me anything in real life, so I guess they don't count. I still had enough, albeit just a little, common sense to turn the fucking game off and get some sleep for work tomorrow. But there's still time, oh yes there is. Just you wait until Modern Warfare 2 comes out with all the unlockable perks and weapons. I can foresee many long nights and bloodshot eyes going after level 10 prestige.I'm sure I'll be fine though. I'm no addict. No, really. I'm not. I'm serious. I'm sure I'll be able to turn the game off when I want to. Yep....everything's gonna be just fine.
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I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction 10 years 3 weeks ago #381380

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Well after my flirtation with alcoholism I kind of monitor myself over anything that even mildly smacks of addiction. That's not to say I don't get lost in the moment of things sometimes (recent examples, Batman Arkham Asylum, the first Uncharted).Overall though it still takes a little common sense and awareness.
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I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction 10 years 3 weeks ago #381389

Burr;381372 wrote:
How do you make a game good without being addictive? Put a timer on it? :p
and how can you say a piece of media is analogus to a chemically addictive substance that creates a real, biological dependency?bullshit article is bullshit
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I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction 10 years 3 weeks ago #381392

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I'm only addicted the first week or two that I have a game (usually until I beat it). I don't have enough money now to be addicted to anything at the moment.
"Leave Luck to Heaven"- Nintendo
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I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction 10 years 3 weeks ago #381396

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quashpdarkman;381389 wrote:
and how can you say a piece of media is analogus to a chemically addictive substance that creates a real, biological dependency?bullshit article is bullshit
How do you get gambling addiction? They do the same comparisons. Same with sex addiction, shopping addiction, etc.
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I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction 10 years 3 weeks ago #381398

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Closest I've gotten to addiction was probably when I first got on Second Life, but that's not even a game, and they definitely didn't design it to be addictive with all the blatant flaws in it.
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I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction 10 years 3 weeks ago #381399

Lord Moon;381396 wrote:
How do you get gambling addiction? They do the same comparisons. Same with sex addiction, shopping addiction, etc.
there's a difference between physiological and psychological dependencies.tobacco is the former, gaming/gambling/shopping is the latter.sexual addictions are arguably both.
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