Many video games, especially first person shooters (FPS games) give people a feeling of godlike power and progress rapidly from a diverting hobby into a serious addiction. Addiction to a game like Battlefield can start as innocuously as downloading a free trial of the game, but addicts can see their lives spiral out of control as their gaming fix becomes the single most controlling influence in their lives.
Battlefield is a series of highly successful first person shooter games which takes place in numerous fictional and realistic battlefields both past and present, encouraging users to band together to complete missions or team up against each other in online versus mode. Many people will sit alone in their rooms for many hours at a time, leaving rarely – if at all – to eat, drink or take care of other bodily functions. Sleep deprivation is common.
Symptoms of Battlefield Addiction
If you are concerned about the behaviour of someone you care about who may be suffering from an addiction to one of the Battlefield games?
- Do they seem happy or content while playing Battlefield but become angry or upset if they have to stop?
- Are they constantly talking about or distracted by Battlefield even during other things like work or family time?
- Do they seem to spend every free moment they have going online and playing Battlefield?
- If you ask what they have been doing recently do they change the subject or try to “laugh off” their time spend playing Battlefield?
- Have you ever seen them getting up or still playing Battlefield at odd hours of the day, even in the middle of the night?
Battlefield’s line of games are well known for their unusual level of focus on large maps, tactical strategies, teamwork and vehicle warfare than most other first person shooter games, which makes them very popular. While it is possible for people to enjoy the Battlefield games without developing an addiction there is a significant risk amongst those who spend many hours playing. Although the monthly cost of the game is low and can even be free, addiction to Battlefield games can destroy a person’s work and family life by consuming enormous volumes of their time and cause them to neglect more important aspects of their everyday life, even up to such basic necessities as eating and bathing.
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 on 08000 886 686 in complete confidence to see how we can help you get back on track.