#1 Edited by farikwatsn (2 posts) - - Show Bio

"A new study shows that video games provide elation much like a drug can. There is so much euphoria and endorphin rush that comes with SOME games that people can become addicted to them. In essence, they get a high. However, like with some drugs, once they are not gaming, their mood and endorphin levels are such that they are more depressed and are less sociable as they WOULD BE if they were not playing the games in a habitual-addictive like manner.

Moreover, the fascination with the video game world makes reality seem all but dull and boring. Thus, for some video game addicts, sitting in front of a screen is more entertaining than conversing with a human. This is likely the cause for lack of social activity in many gamers lives. This lack of social activity is also a probable cause for the higher level of depression statistics."

I don't know how I feel about this dudes, im thinkin, maybe we should only play every once in a while? I mean personally.. some of this stuff is true, and when im not gaming so much.. i just enjoy hangin around my peeps more.

#2 Posted by Agent Buttons (12460 posts) - - Show Bio

How interesting..

#3 Posted by Mattersuit (4295 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to have to disagree.

#4 Posted by JokerTheShining (209 posts) - - Show Bio

"Study shows that Socialism > Capitalism, capitalism suicide-murder writers, artists, musicians worldwide."

My topic is more relevant than yours.

#5 Posted by nickzambuto (17344 posts) - - Show Bio

This only really applies to addicts, people who play games habitually. So long as games aren't your life, you should be good.

Unfortunately, it's a catch-22, with people who don't have many friends often spending a lot of time gaming, thus things explained in the article begin to happen and they start to have even less chance of breaking out of it.

#6 Posted by Blood1991 (8115 posts) - - Show Bio

Everything in moderation I suppose.

#7 Edited by _Zombie_ (10551 posts) - - Show Bio

Puh-lease. I was depressed before I'd even touched a video game.