Submitted by mint0 on November 17, 2005 - 9:26am
virtualisbest wrote in an introductory topic:
I find myself hating the real world a lot (I have for several years). I hate school, I hate my job (though temporary), and feel like my life is going nowhere.
If I could have things my way, I would literally quit my job and quit school... I'd build the sweetest computer setup ever with the best widescreen display ever, and just play WoW all the time, stopping only to sleep, I swear.
Submitted by lizwool on November 17, 2005 - 5:05am
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Edited by: lizwool at: 11/28/05 16:32
Submitted by lizwool on November 16, 2005 - 8:21pm
www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8327Gaming fanatics show hallmarks of drug addiction
12:11 16 November 2005
NewScientist.com news service
Excessive computer gaming has the hallmarks of addiction, suggests new experiments on "drug memory". The researchers argue it should be classified as such, enabling AC/a,!A"addictsAC/a,!? to start seeking help.
Submitted by Medea on November 16, 2005 - 1:39pm
I wanted to send you an email. Telling you how much I appreciate your kind and honest posts.
Submitted by Medea on November 16, 2005 - 12:10pm
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Edited by: Medea at: 11/16/05 16:04
Submitted by Carys on November 16, 2005 - 10:54am
I can't tell if I'm overreacting to my fiance's gaming habit (WOW) or not.
Our problem is that I'm in graduate school. Whenever I'm studying (which is most of the evening), he plays WOW. When I'm finished studying, he keeps playing. When I go to bed, he'll stop and lay down with me, but then when I fall asleep, he goes back to playing. He claims he can't go to bed when I do, because he works later in the day and if he goes to sleep early, he'll wake up early and then be tired all day long.
Submitted by Barb2424 on November 16, 2005 - 12:32am
My son, 30 years old living on his own, has lots of addiction problems - to beer, to marijuana, to gambling.....he must drink 3 - 4 beers a night, for the last 15 years he had smoked so much grass daily that his state of mind was always a marijuana head....emotionally he is addicted. He needs it in his life to handle his life. He drinks the beers with the marijuana. He gambles on line in Texas Holdem whenever he is not busy at work and on the weekends he makes bets on football games. He rairly goes where there is a casino but when he does, he ends up betting $50 hands.
Submitted by Medea on November 15, 2005 - 2:25pm
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
George Bernard Shaw
Submitted by lizwool on November 15, 2005 - 12:01pm
Michael Lewis, marketing and management senior, and zoology senior Jyl Curry, who are currently dating, play their characters, Loaded and Milaria, often together on the online game World of Warcraft.
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games have become very popular.
by Kris Akins, Grant Slater and Calvin Son
Submitted by NickSomeone on November 15, 2005 - 10:16am
Hey guys.. I thought ild share my story
Gaming addition, well what can i say. Its hard to admit it, I mean ive shruged and laughed at it for my whole gaming career.
I play counter-strike, an online game. I only play clan matches, which is 5v5 matches. It takes a great deal of skill and teamwork like any other sport. Sure its great fun playing on lan and the likes. But dam its addictive.
Ive been playing cs for about 3 years. Over the last year ive really got into it.