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Ex-NFL lineman Quinn Pitcock says he was addicted to video games

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    This is a first, I'd imagine ...

  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Fucking lazy is not an addiction or a disability.
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I totally buy this, and I don't write it off as laziness. You replace reality with life inside that game for a while.
  4. T-minus 12 seconds before someone refers to this as a "disease"
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I truly believe that video games and the Internet are addictive. I'm scared to death of when my kid starts getting into them. I don't want them in the house. My nephews are little video game zombies when their parents don't nip it in the bud, which they do a good job of. It's terrible. Psychologically, t's the same as gambling.
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Hell yeah. I could do six hours easy on Impossible Mission when I was 25. Sometimes without blinking.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It's a serious, serious problem in Korea right now.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I have a very hard time unplugging. I'm on this site, Facebook, Gmail and watching West Wing episodes at night now. I will pause West Wing, click over here, refresh, refresh FB, check Gmail, then go back to West Wing until the next commercial fadeout.

    I'm going to bed at 5 a.m. and waking up at 7 for work. On a daily basis. It's not laziness...laziness would mean I'd want to go to bed. It's this obsession with being entertained, with being afraid of not knowing what's being talked about or what's going on.

    I crack a Pepsi at 7:05 a.m. and crack my last one about 4:30 a.m. In between, nothing but.

    Trust me, I wish I could log on, check stuff, log off and go to bed. I cannot. At least not how I'm currently wired.
  9. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    I predict Obamacare will cover this addiction. LMAO.
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Holy shit, Ijag.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    But you are communicating, not playing a game.
  12. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

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