Video Game Addictions
Video games and computer games, especially massive multiplayer online roleplaying games (called MMORPGs) often allow their players to speak and act very differently to their normal everyday personalities. Someone who is very shy can be talkative and charismatic, or someone passive and physically weak can become a confident and powerful superhero. An ordinary person is suddenly able to command armies, race fast cars (and crash them explosively!) or otherwise wreak complete havoc and destruction in a make-believe world that has no consequences in real life.
This can be a very seductive scenario which is why video games are such a powerful force in the consumer world, but sadly sometimes people can lose their real selves in their “gaming persona” – that’s when real lives start to take a turn for the worse, and professional help is needed.
Here are just some of the most common video games which our clients report being addicted to playing. Note that not all of these are the “big name” online games or “high tech” franchises that many people expect – it is just as easy, and sadly just as common, to find people addicted to “cheap and silly” games on mobile phones or Facebook as it is to find those addicted to high priced online subscription games.
|World of Warcraft||Everquest||Rift|
|Eve Online||Call of Duty||Minecraft|
|Battlefield||The Sims||Angry Birds|
If you or someone you care about is having trouble breaking out of an addictive playing pattern with video games that you used to control but which now seem to control you, call our free advice line today in complete confidence to see how we can help you get back on track.