The issue about video game addiction has been a hot potato in media for some time now. The frightening thing about this new addiction is that the victims are often young, sometimes even kids. As with all types of addiction, we often try to find a single solution to a very complex problem. There is a complicated structure of factors and causes behind the scenes of all addicted people. No less amongst those who are addicted to playing video games. When it comes to Massive Multiplayer Online Games, the socializing factor which was missing in traditional video gaming is now also present. The spirit of togetherness offered by playing these games appeal to many of those who we call addicted.
Addiction as we see it is always premised upon the idea that one is an addict when he cannot live a normal life.
Well, what is a normal life then?
Looking at myself for instance, I work a minimum of 8 hours a day in front of a computer. No less than a person considered to be a video game addict would spend in front of his game every day, right?
Well, most of us can easily spot the difference between me being at work 8 hours a day, and a video game addict, spending hours every day in front of his computer.
Or is it more to it?
To speak the truth, aren´t we all addicted to things? I think we are.
Please comment and tell me your definition of an addict.