This week's Escapist is all about games addiction. This week, we'd like to know:
Have you ever been addicted to a videogame?
Share your thoughts with us and post in the discussion thread!
I have been told that I have been addicted before. Particularly to WoW and Starcraft. I played these games often, but never to the point where I started totally neglecting my health, my job, or school. It even got to the point where my parents told me I needed counseling and after I went to a couple sessions, the counselor said I was not addicted. It was just a combination of being lonely and frustrated with stupid drama that was going on in my life. Given more opportunities at the time I would have gladly taken them, but I was just playing the waiting game at that point.
Yeah I've had a few addictions over the years. I played World of Warcraft for four years (I started not long after the beta) and played far, far too much for at least one and a half of those years. I was also temporarily addicted to Mass Effect due to its awesome storyline.
I really say these weekones need to be closed after the week is over.
I'm pretty certain I had a clinical addiction to Runescape for nearly two years, back in highschool. I eventually climbed myself out of that rut, though.
'course, now that I have four months off, I seem to be descending into a Fallout 3 addiction. Yee, and haw!
Guild Wars, Pokemon, some other odd games.
im currently playing Atlantica Online and i say i am addicted to it...
but not as addicted as me playing Final Fantasy games before (not the online version) and other RPGs i could get my hands into...
I have a WoW addiction(they say the first step is admitting you have a problem)
Addicted to WoW for a month. Then got bored.
Diablo 2StarcraftWorld of WarcraftDoom 2
Not addicted to anything at this moment, though I am playing Diablo 2 again, just casually this time. Looking forward to getting my fix with Diablo 3 though.
Resistance 2Killzone 2Super Mario WorldGuitarHero/Rockband Metal Gear Solid 4
I believe I have been addicted to a few Video Games.
Skies of Arcadia: LegendsValkyria ChroniclesBioshock (for the story mainly and the atmosphere).
Those ones were my main addictions.
Fallout 1Jet Set Radio: FutureCounter-Strike 1.6Half-Lifebut the biggest one I've been addicted to was Zombies Ate my Neighbors. I litterally sat down and played 'till level 35 died, then got back to 35 without a cheat because I always forgot to write them down.
DiabloDiablo 2Neverwinter Nights persistent world playLord of the Rings Online
Lineage 2Resident Evil (Original/Director's Cut)Final Fantasy VIIStar Ocean: The Second Story
I think when the original Final Fantasy came out on the NES, I could classify my playing as an addiction. No game has captured my attention like that.
Newsletter Discussion: Have You Ever Been Addicted?