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tidus

A Dwindling Gamer

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Hello, everyone!

A user from another forum I am on shared this website with us and immediately I was captivated by Cam's story and was reminded of the similarities that I've gone through with video games . I was addicted to video games from ages 10 to 24 (I am now 27). It all started when this kid in my class brought his Final Fantasy X strategy guide to school every day (hence my username). I knew the popularity of the Final Fantasy series back then but I was never into it until the day I found out my parents were getting a divorce. My whole world turned upside down for the worse and all I wanted to do was forget about the whole situation so I requested my parents to get me FFX and it was all downhill for the next 14 years. But when I was 24, I had broken up with my ex girlfriend who I was dating for over five years and it was the most excruciating pain I've ever felt. So I went out and bought a brand new PS4 and bought Call of Duty: Ghosts to get it off my mind. But I was so heartbroken that I couldn't stand spending a single second in my room anymore. I immediately got rid of the PS4 after no more than a month of owning it and started to find any excuse to leave my room. I couldn't bare thinking about the relationship so I began to find other things to stay busy. 

Ever since I got rid of the PS4, my desire for video games has dramatically decreased. I went on almost an entire year of not playing before I picked up it again after a friend was battling depression and all he wanted from me was to play League of Legends with him. I did get hooked for several months but since the community was so toxic, I couldn't stand it anymore and quit. Today, I only play one video game and I only play it for about less than hour a day. But after discovering this website, even if I am not addicted anymore, I think I am ready to finally bury every ounce of interest I have in video games for good. I'm glad it has finally come to a point in my life that I rarely have a desire to play even if it's just that one game but I know that one hour could be spent on something more meaningful. One of the things that gets me out of the house these days is my bicycle. I love cycling so much that I plan on moving to a city where my bike can be my primary transportation instead of my car.

Thanks for reading!

-tidus

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Welcome! Curious what forum that was on. Always love to know the website is being shared out there in the world.

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9 hours ago, Cam Adair said:

Welcome! Curious what forum that was on. Always love to know the website is being shared out there in the world.

Hi @Cam Adair! The forum that the user posted this website on was NoFap. Pornography and video game addiction for me developed simultaneously and I'm still having trouble with pornography to this day.

1 hour ago, Dannigan said:

@tidus,

Welcome to the community! 

Thank you @Dannigan! Glad to be here and excited to be a part of this wonderful community. 

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Welcome tidus! Thanks for sharing, it's helpful to hear others' stories too.  Sounds to me like you're on a good path, see you around

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