Video Game Addiction? Please Share Your Story!

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Video Game Addiction? Please Share Your Story!

Documentary About Video Game Addiction:

The amount of time and money people spend on gaming has reached enormous heights. From game consoles to online realms people are starting to center their lives around video games. While some play recreationally, other people are finding gaming to be a terribly addicting habit.

Have you reached the breaking point? Are you about to enter treatment for your video game addiction? Are you ready to leave a loved one if they donaEU(tm)t change their ways? We are looking to hear from players and/or their spouses, siblings, parents, or friends about how gaming can affect relationships, school, work, etc.

If you or someone you know is addicted to video games, please share your story with us by sending an email to VideoGameAddict@mtvnmix.com or by calling us at 212.654.7229.

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And what exactly do you plan to do with these stories?

"Small service is true service while it lasts.  Of humblest friends, bright creature! scorn not one

The daisy, by the shadow that it casts,

Protects the lingering dewdrop from the sun." -------William Wordsworth

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Looks like it's MTV trying to make a buck. MTV in the email address and 212 is a NY area code.

Edited by: surfchick911 at: 8/2/06 21:40

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I'm not against a TV program making a buck. That IS their job, after all. I just want to know how they plan on portraying all this.

I know the option as a "bunch of crazies" isn't likely, they know they'd ruffle the wrong feathers... but will they make us feel somehow subordinate to others who supposedly have a "real" addiction? (As if this isn't real enough.)

-Jordan

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True Life is an MTV documentary series that has been on the air since 1998. We have covered a wide variety of topics including drug addiction, Iraq, interracial relationships etc. While we have produced shows about gaming in the past, they have been about kids trying to enter tournaments and recreational play. With the True Life about video game addiction we are hoping to show that some people really are addicted to playing and how this addiction has interfered with their lives. Whether it is relationships, school or work, we are looking for people who have reached a breaking point and are ready to seek help for themselves or a loved one suffering from a video game addiction.

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I must admit that I have never seen True Life and I don't watch MTV. I leave that up to my kids. However, I think that MTV hits a very important target audience as far as this issue is concerned. I would be interested in hearing more about their planned documentary. I have been active in advocacy about this cause and letting my story be known. I think the only way we are going to get this issue out there is if we have people who DO tell their stories, IN the public eye and let people see how devastating this issue is.