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10-18-2011 @ 12:32PM
@Pyro:I actually agree with the overall point you make: addiction to playing games - the uncontrolable drive to play something when you haven't eaten, slept, gone to work, etc. - is a legitimate problem that needs to be discussed and worked with. It should be talked about. It should be dealt with. But in this exact case, I just don't see it. The guy dropped the game, he was bitter, so he's human. He *did not* sneak behind her back and play more. He didn't text his former guildies all day. He didn't suck at his relationship because WoW was more important. (At least, so I assume since she's still with him and he didn't say he had any further problems.) Presumably, he has a job now. I don't see this guy as having a consuming need to play a game. I see a guy in a bad spot who did a dumb thing. So I just disagree that this is the guy to go all-out "OMG you're totally addicted" on.I'm good if you and others like you want to do a sit-down with Drama Mamas and get the discussion about "addiction" or "problem gaming" moving further along. I have friends to whom I would pass along that post, since they've dropped out of college, lost 40 pounds, and don't seem to see this is a problem while they're busy playing. But let's not go labeling this guy so fast, k?
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