More addictive than crack cocaine
An anonymous post. Reason being that I'm about to bare my soul and don't want the information given in this post used against me.
Having been addicted to many substances over the years including but not limited to heroin, cocaine and amphetamines and also being an avid gamer I think that I'm probably more qualified to comment on this subject than the doctors who ran the study.
Gaming promotes all of the same symptoms as a drug addiction. If I'm unable to play when I need to I get irritable and short-tempered. I can play for hours and forget that the outside world exists and if I'm denied my pleasure (if, for example, I have a connectivity problem) then I become depressed.
In my mind, there is absolutely no difference between a computer gaming addiction and an amphetamine addiction except that I don't have to inject a computer game.
Oh, there was one other difference - my ex-wife could put up with my drug-taking habits but finally left because of the gaming.
I am quite happy that the doctors have taken this stance though, even though they're wrong. If they could prove an addiction then I would once again be victimised against and probably taxed more for playing computer games.
Just say NO kids!