This really annoys me.
So it's not ok to play Video Games for more than 20 hours a week but you're allowed to spend 30 plus hours a week sitting on your ass watching television all day and that's not an addiction?
At least people who play Video Games are learning.
They learn hand eye coordination.
They learn, in same cases, our history.
They learn how to play sports and the rules of these sports.
They learn what is right and wrong from RPG games.
Some games are physical, like Dance Central and Just dance, giving the gamer exercise.
In some cases people make bonds with others across the internet when gaming. That leads them to go to conventions and interact with people, meeting their Internet buddies. They make costumes of their favourite characters from these games giving them creative skills.
Gaming is as much an addiction as it is being addicted to chocolate!
Once again the media over exaggerate issues because we have the small minority of people's, usually parents and or business people who don't understand the industry or what gaming is all about. (or take responsibility for their own actions and blame something else) In some cases they do understand and know it's taking revenue and money away from their own enterprises making this a political news item.
Once you realise what the gaming industry does for society you wouldn't consider it an addiction unless you have an agenda which the industry is threatened by.
As I loosely stated above. Once watching Television is classed as an addiction then I may, doubtful, accept playing video games as being an addiction.
P.S. Don't bother giving me any crap about video games making people violent. Adults, teenagers and children have been violent well before video games, before television and before radio!
The way people are treated in society, throughout our human history, makes people violent!
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