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 :roll: 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. :lol:
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.