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How to end my computer game addiction?

Post by Above us only sky » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:06 am

I like computer games when I was a teenager and now I found myself still like them. But in my heart I always thought playing computer game is a waste of time even though I really like it. On the one hand I want to stop playing those games so I will not waste so much time and to do something really useful, but on the other hand I really enjoy it.

In my real life I do not have many friends. My addiction pattern is to play games for a whole week and then getting really depressed for wasting a week's time on gaming, then I usually will delete those games and promise I will never touch them. after this I can focus my mind on doing something useful for one week. But after one week or two I will install those games into my computer again.

I realize I have no other real options to relax myself when I feel anxious or tired inside; I have no friends to talk to... Computer games is the only option. If so then how to get out of this computer game addiction?

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Post by TSBU » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:00 am

Above us only sky wrote:I like computer games when I was a teenager and now I found myself still like them. But in my heart I always thought playing computer game is a waste of time even though I really like it. On the one hand I want to stop playing those games so I will not waste so much time and to do something really useful, but on the other hand I really enjoy it.

In my real life I do not have many friends. My addiction pattern is to play games for a whole week and then getting really depressed for wasting a week's time on gaming, then I usually will delete those games and promise I will never touch them. after this I can focus my mind on doing something useful for one week. But after one week or two I will install those games into my computer again.

I realize I have no other real options to relax myself when I feel anxious or tired inside; I have no friends to talk to... Computer games is the only option. If so then how to get out of this computer game addiction?
I would say that I have an addiction too if that were a problem for me XD (I've had days were I played 8 hous when I was a kid). But in my case, I don't feel that I'vewasted my time more than in other things. I'd say more, when I go out with some people and have the same clonversations (How is your life, what are you doing blabla) I usually feel like I've wasted my time (I only do it because I like to go out from time to time). Also, nowadays videogames are a good option to make friends.
I don't know, it didn't stopped me from doing anything else.I never spent a whole week just playing.And when I saw hoe many hours did I spent in a game, I found it interesting XD. I have more than 1000 hours in smash bros multiplayer and I didn't even play in my own house. And, with time, the hobby was replaced and lost time in my life. Now I play simple games mostly, except in holidays... thinking about it, I probably just played videogames in the time that most of people are usually seeing tv.

But, for every addiction, I'd say that you should ask for help to people in real life (how old are you, do you live with your parents?), and find something to replace that time. Sports, this is a good time to begin. Reading books. Go for a walk. Write... and... the typical things, I don't know, give you rewards if you accomplish some time without videogames etc.

Bofre start that, I recomend to analyze the word "useful": Why would be going with frineds be more useful than playing videogames? What is your final goal? etc.

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Post by henry quirk » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:39 pm

Christ, if you wanna play World of Warcraft, then play!

If you aren't livin' offa the other guy's dime, that is.

If you are: go get a job, work, then play WoW in your off time.

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Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

Post by duszek » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:04 am

Above us only sky wrote:
I realize I have no other real options to relax myself when I feel anxious or tired inside; I have no friends to talk to... Computer games is the only option. If so then how to get out of this computer game addiction?
In that case the computer games are therapeutic and serve a useful purpose.

You could of course try to find some other ways of feeling better.

How about sports ?
Jogging or riding a plank with rolls (what is it called ?) work for many.

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Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:31 pm

Above us only sky wrote:I like computer games when I was a teenager and now I found myself still like them. But in my heart I always thought playing computer game is a waste of time even though I really like it. On the one hand I want to stop playing those games so I will not waste so much time and to do something really useful, but on the other hand I really enjoy it.

In my real life I do not have many friends. My addiction pattern is to play games for a whole week and then getting really depressed for wasting a week's time on gaming, then I usually will delete those games and promise I will never touch them. after this I can focus my mind on doing something useful for one week. But after one week or two I will install those games into my computer again.

I realize I have no other real options to relax myself when I feel anxious or tired inside; I have no friends to talk to... Computer games is the only option. If so then how to get out of this computer game addiction?
Ultimately all human activity is fruitless. We'll all be dead in 100 years, and few of us shall make anything or do anything of lasting value. Of those few that do, they will depend on a whole network of interdependencies of which any element could be replaced, including the person at the top, and still the result would be the same. If Isaac Newton had an addiction, some other person would have invented Calculus.
So what is it exactly that you think you would rather be doing, that is of more benefit than enjoying a good computer game?
Do you have some specific activity in mind? Surely if it were important to you - you would have tried it?
Why not start by having a computer game free day. Unplug the thing for a day, and try something else.

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Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:39 pm

The thing about CGs is that they offer you a certain world in which all the parameters are known; results predictable within certain random limits. They also provide a safe challenge and massage your ego by giving back successes along the way.
Some games let you collect honours, others get you deeper into the dungeon, and others let you pile up the bodies. They are always progressive. The best games have jeopardy, but not so much as to cause you any real problem more than inconvenience.
In fact they simulate what people might want out of life, but rarely get; achievement without risk, and progress with few setbacks that cannot be immediately attempted again.

That is how they are addictive.

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Post by TSBU » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:57 pm

Hobbes' Choice wrote:The thing about CGs is that they offer you a certain world in which all the parameters are known; results predictable within certain random limits. They also provide a safe challenge and massage your ego by giving back successes along the way.
They have less parameters than life, that's obvious, but there are many games where "parameters" are unknown from time to time, and every time you defeat a boss you have to think how (Or going to the boss, you have many puzzles). The challenge and "massage to your ego" can be said about nearly everything, like sports.
Some games let you collect honours, others get you deeper into the dungeon, and others let you pile up the bodies. They are always progressive. The best games have jeopardy, but not so much as to cause you any real problem more than inconvenience.
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In fact they simulate what people might want out of life
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, but rarely get; achievement without risk, and progress with few setbacks that cannot be immediately attempted again.
Ok, there are many shity videogames were you use a supermodel and in some of them, you don't have even to move the fucking character (like LOL), but in most of more old games falling means usually start the game from the begining, and the difficulty is progressive, but the achievments through the way are...
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That is how they are addictive.
How they can be addictive. Nearly everything can be addictive. Food, sex, sport, chess, work, TV series... videogames have evolved to have a lot of variety.
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Post by Hobbes' Choice » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:18 pm

TSBU wrote:The challenge and "massage to your ego" can be said about nearly everything, like sports.

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. Nearly everything can be addictive. Food, sex, sport, chess, work, TV series...
Not relevant.

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Re: How to end my computer game addiction?

Post by Above us only sky » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:26 am

i found most game addicts are guys, why is that?

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