Hi, i just joined and wanted to say hi to everyone. I was gaming since i was 6.. I used to play games like Raptor and Jazz jackrabbit as a kid.. I rlly never had problems until i got 12-13 yrs old. At this time i had n64 and playstation and couldnt imagine a day without video games. Then i started to feel the negative effects of video games. I had really bad social skills, didnt had much friends and was ignored by peers. I was bullied few times it was nothing dangerous but 2-3 of the schools most tough kids were always on me calling me names and i got few times physically attacked by one.. (he later regret it and said sorry few times... he was probably scared that i would tell my parrents and his dad is a problematic man, he probably beat him at home). Few years later, in high school at the age of 16 i was so consumed in that virtual world that i used to play games for 4 hours at least a day. I remember the next day after a all night game session i would walk around the town and actually see things from the video game that i played last night .. i literally saw texts, items and characters for a split second irl it was like seeing quick hallucinations ... I didnt think much about it till i was 24-25.. At that time i played WoW, CS:GO, ArmA and Dota 2 and i started to actually aknowledge how misserable my life is. I never had much friends, not much money, barely any experience with girls expect 2 blowjobs and 2 one night stands ( im lucky that i even got this much experience...), physically weak, mentally weak, no energy, fatigued, lazy, poor posture... and then i realized that video games were most likely the cause of my miserable life. I have noticed ppl who never played games or have stopped playing long time ago that they have an active and fun life, girls, money, energy... And then i saw ppl who play video games and these guys were mostly depressed, lacked social skills, walked awkwardly, lazy, miserable, angry etc...Im 27 now and i havent played rlly much games in the past 1 year, and i have completely stopped 1 month ago and i dont plan to start again ever! BTW. sry if you didnt understand some things but English is not my main language so its a bit difficult for me to write down some things :S.