Hey there, I don't how I stumbled upon this site but it has given me few revelations.
First up, I'm a 16 year old dude.
I've been playing games since 6.
It was not kind of an obsession until 7 years ago.
I actually got into gaming because I was a big fan of the Pokemon cartoon and started playing the games and you get the idea.
Back to when it became an obsession, my friend (irl) said me about Runescape. The way he explained it, I felt intrigued so I tested out.
Soon, I got hooked onto it.
My mother wouldn't allow me to game online so much so I waited for her to sleep and then played it late night like 1 am. I would play until 4 am even when I had school.
Everyone who had ever played RS knows that they can't keep playing it at a stretch.
So, I quit the game.
That was in 2010.
Then I persuaded my mother to buy me a Xbox. I didn't game a lot. A few hours every weekend.
Before I continue, I must say that I was in the top 10 students of my class all the time.
Back to my story, slowly I started putting more time into games. Then I played RS again.
I was F2P so it was a bit boring.
I got Xbox LIVE then I started playing more and more on the 360. (I've put in 400 hours in Skyrim alone)
I thought my "addiction" was under control until Jagex allowed membership to be paid through in game currency.
I had full Sara so I sold it and bought a bond. In order to make my money back for a bond, I put in 2 hours everyday. Then I persuaded my Mom to pay for membership and she did.
And I even started playing RIFT. Nowadays I game for more 10 hours+ most of the time after my mom is asleep at night so she doesn't catch me.
My performnace in school has reduced.
What do you guys make of this?