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So I have been highly addicted to video games for the past 4 or 5 years or so, but i wanted to know is it possible to get rid of the addiction and only play video games as a hobby and only every now and then? Have any of you succedded in doing this and if so, how do you maintain control over not playing too much?

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I think its better to completely avoid if you're able since it will always be a constant battle, for a short period you may be able to do it but it can become a habit easily over the long term and you become too lenient with yourself until you end up in a situation again where you've been playing too much and feel a need to cut back but a long period of time might pass until you feel like you need to cut back and so the cutting back part will be more painful because you'll need to rewire your brain again.

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If you are an addict, then no.  Imagine if a crack addict asked you if it was OK to just have a little crack - you know, with friends.

Our personalities lead us to always increase gaming.  It's better to apply our minds on better things.

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I posted this on reddit 10 months ago. So be aware!


Games in general are not worth anymore:

DLC and Loot box policy

You paid for uncomplete games!

Designers want you be hooked!

Nowadays games are made only for money

They lead you where to go and what to do (Are like interactive film)

No more target making quality games, they want best selling game for wide audience

They became too easy(there are exceptions)

Games provide you alternative reality where you can run away from real life problems

Challenge was replaced with follow me instruction and help text

Auto aiming, health regeneration (really?)

They no loner punished us for our mistakes

Are expensive

Developers artificially increasing minimum hardware requirements

Online games is especially designed to hook people. MMOrpgs destroyed many years of young people

Force you to buy better rig or equipment


Games in general:

Waste of time

Low return on investment

Waste of money

Social isolation

Accomplishes nothing in the real world

Detracts from goals (As humans, we are goal-seeking organisms by nature. We want to accomplish things. When you play a lot of video games, this desire is sublimated into achieving things in the game. You lose your desire to accomplish things outside a game.)

Pleasure hijacker (Incredible stimulating, other thing are boring)

False sense of completion


Irrational fear (Social Anxiety for me)

Physical fitness (20 kg overweight)


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