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Jerrymac
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« on: June 27, 2007, 12:19:02 PM »

I thought we knew years ago that video games were addicting. But I guess we were wrong.  shocked

Sometimes I really wonder if we should trust the "experts".

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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 12:42:03 PM »

are addiction and fixation the same thing?  by labeling something addiction, we get money and sympathy.  if we simply say someone is fixated, we get nothing except a slap up side the head to distract them.

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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 12:59:38 PM »

Endorphins. Isn't that what is released in the brain that causes the feel good feeling? And if you want to get that feeling again, sometimes you have to do more of the thing that made you feel good. Isn't that a form of addiction?
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 02:28:55 PM »

an addiction to endorphins maybe.  that's what makes the difference between an ER nurse and a ward nurse.  it's why i rode cutting horses and didn't just plod down the trail  smiley 
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 03:38:46 PM »

Vidiots.  That's what I call them.  My youngest son is a vidiot, if he could make money playing video games he'd be all set  rolleyes  I've always known video games were addicting for some.  Thankfully he seems to be able to set the control pad down occasionally and walk away.  cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007, 09:04:13 PM »

Their are kids in Asia who DIED from playing games continuously, they didn't get any food or water, never left the room just so they could beat a game or something stupid.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007, 09:21:30 PM »

Video games may be addictive, but far more addictive is the International Beekeeping Forum.  I am sure because I am addicted already after only a few weeks.

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2007, 10:59:59 AM »

Vidiots.  That's what I call them.  My youngest son is a vidiot, if he could make money playing video games he'd be all set  rolleyes  I've always known video games were addicting for some.  Thankfully he seems to be able to set the control pad down occasionally and walk away.  cheesy

I just read an article regarding a young man who makes over 350K doing video games and competing in competitions around the world from his living room. He won a car before he could drive. He tells stories how his parents would forbid his gaming as punishment and now he does advising to game companies, gets advanced copies of games for his testing, travelos to on site competitions and the like.

As for addiction versus fixation, same thing. One implies a negative/harmful impact, while fixations would be more benign in affect.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2007, 05:04:51 PM »

I just read an article regarding a young man who makes over 350K doing video games and competing in competitions around the world from his living room. He won a car before he could drive. He tells stories how his parents would forbid his gaming as punishment and now he does advising to game companies, gets advanced copies of games for his testing, travelos to on site competitions and the like.
Aw, geez, don't let him see this!  He's unemployed right now, we're battling about it, that's all I need, him thinking playing video games is a job!  evil rolleyes cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2007, 09:27:12 AM »

Reinbou- I was blown away by this interview w/ this kid and parents. He apparently came to the attention of companies b/c he would write to companies customer sevrice and complain about softwqre glitches and suggest ways to improve them. Also, was well known on the net as a worldwide gamer under a name I cant recall. He wqas makinh six figures while in H.S. Couldn't beleive it!
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