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Video Games: Compelling or Addictive?

MrVan
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3/30/2013 11:29:01 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Extra Credits argues that gaming isn't in addictive, because it doesn't chemically alter the state of mind. Instead, they argue that gaming is actually a compulsion. Any opinions?

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OberHerr
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3/30/2013 12:16:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I would definitely say it can be addictive. Anything can be addictive.
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THEVIRUS
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4/6/2013 11:07:11 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I think it can be addictive, but not in the drugs or smoking way. More like... I have a friend who plays basketball every chance he can. He loves basketball, and is up late at night shooting hoops in his driveway. He has a love for the game, and is "addicted" to it. That is how I am with video games. I love videogames(gonna narrow down to halo) and love the intensity, the skill, the competition, etc., just like anybody who loves sports.

I don't like how video games are put out to be an awful thing that makes people go shoot up movie theaters. THINK OF HOW MANY PEOPLE PLAY VIDEO GAMES ALL THE TIME. HOW MANY ACTUALLY HAVE GONE TO A MOVIE THEATER AND KILLED RANDOMS? I am tired of this 'videogames are bad', 'we need more restrictions', 'video games are the problem' sh!t.
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Skepsikyma
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4/6/2013 11:34:51 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
It's an activity that people like, so they sometimes do it a lot. It's no more addictive than reading or gardening.
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