First of all, I will admit that I was once addicted to video games. It first starts when you buy your first console. A person, especially children, will play their game systems for hours on end when they first purchase a game system. At first, this doesn’t seem like a big deal, but this ‘gambling binge’ turns into something much worse.
As new players progress, they start to make time for video games. An example of this would be setting a time to finish homework so that you can play a game. Tip number one is: NEVER make time to play a video game. Let time be time to play video games. If you let the game create its own moment in your life, you are essentially allowing it to take over.
MMORPGs are perhaps the most addictive video games. You can spend hours playing WoW or Runescape, but you never get to the level or place you want. This leads to exaggerated and, in turn, addictive behavior. Tip number two is: set reasonable goals in the game to maintain a positive experience and also keep your time under control.
When you have everything under control with games, it won’t feel like work, but more like a hobby or hobby. You will not feel a great desire to play because it is not a big deal for you.
When all is said and done, if you still have a feverish addiction to games, my solution is: just become a video game tester or get a job within the industry. Game testers are not considered addicts because they work within the industry. You don’t even have to be a professional or a teacher to become one. They get paid well as you advance in the gaming industry and gain experience. Why not give it a try if you have a strange penchant for gaming? Work at Gamestop if you have a passion for games, because others will be happy to hear your advice.
Video game addiction is becoming a serious business as the number of gamers continues to grow around the world. Don’t lose your sense of reality and remember my top two tips for keeping it under control: Never make time to play a game and set reasonable goals within the game. Play the players!