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Are video games addictive? Why can't some people stop playing?



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Likely depends on the personality of the player. Some folks are more prone to addition than others..... (like, the guy in korea that played for several days straight, and subsequently died......)



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Yes.



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Video games are addictive, and they've been manufactured more and more over time to take advantage of this. Take lootboxes or heavy playtime incentivization like battle passes as examples. They want to hook players.

 

Some of my favorite types of games are games made with actual love from their developers, which usually happen to be singleplayer or local multiplayer titles. Games with unique artstyles, plentiful stories, full gameplay mechanics, and similar aspects (e.x. Hollow Knight, Inscryption, Divinity 2) are usually all devoid of these "hooks" without also being $80+ right off the bat. My opinion isn't shared by everyone, and although these games could get "addictive" in their own ways, I think it can be divided from gambling-esque to simply enjoyable.

 

Games abundant with microtransactions are a bad kind of addictive, because players can be caught in spending traps. However, on the other end, anyone can become addicted to pretty much anything, and those could affect their lives if severe enough. Like skipping work or cutting off family to play games for your entire life. That's dangerous.



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Video games are addictive, and they've been manufactured more and more over time to take advantage of this. Take lootboxes or heavy playtime incentivization like battle passes as examples. They want to hook players.

 

Some of my favorite types of games are games made with actual love from their developers, which usually happen to be singleplayer or local multiplayer titles. Games with unique artstyles, plentiful stories, full gameplay mechanics, and similar aspects (e.x. Hollow Knight, Inscryption, Divinity 2) are usually all devoid of these "hooks" without also being $80+ right off the bat. My opinion isn't shared by everyone, and although these games could get "addictive" in their own ways, I think it can be divided from gambling-esque to simply enjoyable.

 

Games abundant with microtransactions are a bad kind of addictive, because players can be caught in spending traps. However, on the other end, anyone can become addicted to pretty much anything, and those could affect their lives if severe enough. Like skipping work or cutting off family to play games for your entire life. That's dangerous.

Humans are notorious for doing things that are inherently bad for them....... :D



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Yes.

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Hello. It seems to me that everyone can control the time of the game. It's just that someone kills time like that, someone has no other interests, someone does nothing but computer games. Basically, everyone's business. I was also into games too much for a long period of time, and now I decided to try making music. I even went to courses, bought myself a drumpad and downloaded a lot stock music free. You can play less games, there would be a desire.

 

 

Are video games addictive? Why can't some people stop playing?

 



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Hello. It seems to me that everyone can control the time of the game. It's just that someone kills time like that, someone has no other interests, someone does nothing but computer games. Basically, everyone's business. I was also into games too much for a long period of time, and now I decided to try making music. I even went to courses, bought myself a drumpad and downloaded a lot stock music free. You can play less games, there would be a desire.

 

 

Are video games addictive? Why can't some people stop playing?

 

 

I can't help but agree with you :)







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