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Is computer gaming negatively affecting your life?

Discussion in 'Gamers Hangout' started by ffreeloader, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    If it is, you have company.

    You can read the rest of this 2 page article from extremetech.com here. It ought to be sobering if you do have any of the symptoms of gaming addiction in your life. It can very easily destroy a person as the symptoms for this are the same as the symptoms for drug and alcohol or gambling addictions, and those will eat a person up and spit them out in a big hurry.
     
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  2. Baba O'Riley

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    It's scary. Wasn't there a Chinese guy a few months back who died of dehydration after playing WoW in a cybercafe for 48 hours straight? Or something like that anyway. Crazy.

    [EDIT] I couldn't find that story, but here are two others that make me wonder about the world. (1) & (2) .

    I've never been a believer in the "games and films make you want to kill people theory", but things like this, and the fact that gaming is becoming a recognised addiction are beginning to make me change my opinions. :eek:
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    Theres also a few examples in the far east of people killing people for things that happen in a game
    one guy conned a guy out of a high end 'in game' sword, ie one that might take months to get hold of, and the guy stabbed him to death

    i guess some people just take the games a tad too seriously :)
     
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