The story at http://gizmodo.com/343186/teen-strangles-father-with-gamepad-cable[/url] (WARNING: This site is a pro-graming one but I could not find any non-game site that has this) talks about how after repeated attempts by a father to get his teenaged son to stop playing a video game, he unplugged the power cable. The son then almost kills his father by strangling him but the wife fortunately was able to stop her son. This shows how intense, whether or not they are addicted, some people can get while playing.
Also, I have read several posts where parents talk about aggressive actions from their children when the parents try to reduce or cut off their video game time. Although they will rarely be as aggressive as this boy was, various negative reactions are unfortunately something that parents have to be aware of and deal with.
- John O.
[em]Carpe Diem![/em] (Seize the Day!)