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Why do people think that being addicted to video games is so bad?

I mean, it keeps them off the streets, away from gangs, drugs, and sex. And they are fun and I have a blast when I play my Xbox 360.

Asked By: w00t_n3wb - 6/25/2007
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I believe that true video game addiction comes from computer games such as World of Warcraft (WOW) and not video games such as Xbox or Wii. The reason it's considered an addiction is because the individual exhibits most of the symptoms of a heavy drug user. The videogame becomes more "real" and important than real life... More
Answered By: sub0k - 6/25/2007
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Time is short... More
Answered By: simck - 6/25/2007
 
But it can have physical issues related to it (poor posture from sitting in one position too long, carpal tunal from too much repetitive motion), it hinders social interaction, and it can take you away from your family. Now, I'm an avid video game player, but just as is appropriate with just about everything in life... More
Answered By: Joshua B - 6/25/2007
 
Those are the good points of a video game addiction. The bad points are like the 30 year old who loses their job either from playing the games constantly at work if it is a computer game or not showing up at work either from exhaustion from playing the game all night or just because they are still playing the game. Not... More
Answered By: jwilkes99999 - 6/25/2007
 
I just read an extremely interesting article about a mother who said her son attacked her physically when she tried to stop him from playing World of Warcraft. She said it was like he was possessed. The key here is balance. When you overdo anything it becomes bad for you. You become socially withdrawn and neglect... More
Answered By: ☺manicmaggi - 6/25/2007
 
Any addiction is bad. When you are addicted to one thing, you tend to neglect the other important things of life, which could be deleterious.
Answered By: Laxmipreeti - 6/25/2007
 
It is bad if you play for a long time because it affects the brain. i.e. The radiations and the fast-movements.
Answered By: vercetti - 6/25/2007
 
But there eye sight is usually terrible, all they talk about is video games, they are unhygenic. I know this from experience because, I have a little brother, and his life is all about video games. He is unhygenic, doesn't take showers, brushes his teeth. The last time he took a shower was in April, of 2006. But my... More
Answered By: Jose A - 6/25/2007
 
Being able to play video games is good as it really prevents you from spending money off the streets, joining a gang or be influence by drugs or indulge in sex. But then, playing too much video games is unhealthy for the eyes. Cuts down time you get to spend with your family and friends, increase electricity bills and... More
Answered By: Sessaline L - 6/25/2007
 
I think anytime a person exhibits an addiction to something, there is cause for concern. The fact is, addictions prevent you from doing other things in your life, often things that are necessary or better yourself as a person. Most likely there aren't really as many people addicted to video games as some groups would... More
Answered By: vanillaprincess21 - 6/25/2007
 
They want to escape. It's really that simple. Some people blow blunts, others play with toys. IMO it works around the same principles.
Answered By: selekt - 6/25/2007
 
Well i don't see nothing wrong with playing video games, my b/f will play them and i will even play them sometimes..he is 24 and im 21...but when it comes to a point when it has taken over your life then they are bad for that certain person..For example my b/f's brother is 21 and that is all he does ALL DAY long, no... More
Answered By: Ashnm - 6/25/2007
 
First of all, any addiction is bad. And there are millions of examples, drugs,drinks,smoking... If you are addicted to video games you slowly but surely distant yourself from your friends and family and it's almost certain that you'll lose your job. You wont be able to do things like hanging out with your friends going... More
Answered By: Vegeta - 6/25/2007
 
Although I'm no expert this is only my opinion. Video games require many different forms of cognitive brain function and coordination as well as flexibility, they can teach patience. Many people feel that video games give people certain levels of social interaction. True in many cases video games can keep youth as well... More
Answered By: sharptowner - 6/25/2007
 
becuz of decling grades, depression, anger, and they are apparently now trying to call video game addictions a mental disorder ... lmao
Answered By: sexi_man_4_life - 6/25/2007
 
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