Can an adult get addicted to playing games?

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Games are part of entertainment, and should be done during leisure time. Some people however, get used to playing them so much that they can't perform their daily chores at the expense of playing games. I have seen such people and I don't know if I should call that addiction........have you ever also come across such people? And do you support the fact that games can get one addicted?
 
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Yes, adults can get seriously addicted to playing games, especially those between the ages of 65-100 years. These are categories of adults who are no longer going to work due to old ages. They are always less busy and wouldn't mind finding something that can keep them busy. They believe they have the time to spend playing varieties of games and can devote a good amount of time doing that on a daily basis.
 

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Of course they can, but I am sure there is a scale there and you probably won't find too many on the addicted end, but maybe I am wrong. I am definitely seen some, and I bet FF is one of the more common of games out there.
 

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Yes anyone can get addicted to video games at any age. Because video games release dopamine in your brain. And your brain releases dopamine when you have sex or drink or do drugs. Thank why you hear gamers say they are on a gaming high because they really are. And that's why its dangerous for young kids to play video games for long periods at a time. They have no self-control and sooner or later they will be addicted.
 

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I think some people do become addicted to playing video games-and some of the signs to look out for,would be fatique,migranes from eye strain and carpel tunnel syndrone from to much controller use. They should be careful playing to much, because these games are time consuming and can leave you little time to focus on your career.
 

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Games are part of entertainment, and should be done during leisure time. Some people however, get used to playing them so much that they can't perform their daily chores at the expense of playing games. I have seen such people and I don't know if I should call that addiction........have you ever also come across such people? And do you support the fact that games can get one addicted?

I'm close to 30 years now and I still cannot do without playing games, even with Final Fantasy games and including other games. In fact, it's only beer drinking and playing football that my addiction for are greater than the one I have for playing games.

So therefore, in answering your questions from my experience, you can easily deduce that it's in fact adults that get more addicted to playing games even more than teenagers or kids.
 

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I am in my 30s. And I play videos games. The reason being I was not much of a gamer. But I spent the life on other things. And I am single. And now I have nothing else to do. So I am spending time doing other things and do gaming in bored time. So yeah addiction is going to be there. It depends on how you are seeing things about the same.
 

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Yes.My uncle, who is already a family man that time was very addicted to playing a video game.After coming home from the office he would go straight to the computer room turn the computer on and start playing games even without changing his office suite.This often the cause of the argument between his wife.Thank goodness he was able to get rid of that addiction because it was not healthy for their marriage anymore.
 

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I might say that this is possible but impossible as well, like people can just be addicted to any games or any materials as long as they want or love what they are doing. The getting addicted thing actually depends on the person if he/she still wants to do or play this as long as he can even though he's old already.
 

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I think so from my observations and even personal experience, adults can seriously be addicted to playing games without even knowing it's already an addiction on their part. I do play for hours especially when it comes to Minecraft games and football manager games.

There is this my friend his mother still calls me today to warn my friend about his addiction to playing games and this guy is in his early 30s. So, adults get addicted to playing games.
 

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I think some people do become addicted to playing video games-and some of the signs to look out for,would be fatique,migranes from eye strain and carpel tunnel syndrone from to much controller use. They should be careful playing to much, because these games are time consuming and can leave you little time to focus on your career.

Seriously, you said this right. Over addiction to game playing is not really a good thing. It's makes one lose and lack focus in other life things that they are into. I have had an experience with this, instead of focusing on the problem I had at hand, my mind was busy remembering I had one game task I was supposed to complete at a particular hour. This is not a good thing at all, too much of game addiction is not cool in any way.
 

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Very plausible. It's especially a problem in countries like South Korea, or Japan. Where gaming can be such a mainstream part of culture its an easily excusable form of escapism. Similar in America where everyone is gathered into large areas eating unhealthy food. They are almost validated by the fact other people are there, doing the same thing. Its an even more interesting note to add the element of mmo to it. While playing with thousands of other people, all the time. It's truly difficult to leave that echo chamber.
 

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It can be a problem only when the daily life is affected. Otherwise I don't see it as much of a problem. In fact it can be good in many ways. You have to view this in terms of more of a healthy way to handle internal aggression. That's how I am seeing it.
 

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Very plausible. It's especially a problem in countries like South Korea, or Japan. Where gaming can be such a mainstream part of culture its an easily excusable form of escapism. Similar in America where everyone is gathered into large areas eating unhealthy food. They are almost validated by the fact other people are there, doing the same thing. Its an even more interesting note to add the element of mmo to it. While playing with thousands of other people, all the time. It's truly difficult to leave that echo chamber.

It's true some countries are much more into game arts more than others and there is every tendency that a larger number of people in such countries would be affected and influenced into being addicted to playing. Some are more into visual games more than others. Personally, I do enjoy playing visual games from time to time but try my very best not to get addicted because it's going to get messy for me.
 

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It can be a problem only when the daily life is affected. Otherwise I don't see it as much of a problem. In fact it can be good in many ways. You have to view this in terms of more of a healthy way to handle internal aggression. That's how I am seeing it.

Of course yes, if getting addicted to game playing interfere with one's normal and regular day to day activities then it's really bad and such shouldn't be encouraged because it's disadvantages will far more outweigh the benefits of playing.

Playing games and channeling it to mange ones aggression and stress is quite cool, I do this most times. In fact, it's among the reasons why I still play today.
 

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Wrong section, this doesn't have much to do with FF.
Anyway the answer is no, and I think the use of term addiction here is nonsense. Gaming is most certainly not a drug. There are, of course, people who over-do it and suffer serious health problems and even death, but I think there are other things at play there - people that do that often have trouble socializing.
Everything in moderation is the golden rule really.
 

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I will answer that in two ways or let me say the answer yes and no. An adult that is disciplined and have time planned out for various activities of the day would hardly get addicted to games, he'll have time allotted for it. On the other hand if one is not disciplined and easily carried away by pleasure, whether adult or not, getting addicted to games or other activities is sure.
 

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Adults can get addicted to gaming like anything else. Note, people are creatures of habit, so if they train themselves to work out, jog, play video games, smoke cigarettes etc., then they will do those things. In that case, changing the habit is the key.

However, how much qualifies as an addiction? I'm sure the answer can sometimes be subjective.
 

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Of course yes, if getting addicted to game playing interfere with one's normal and regular day to day activities then it's really bad and such shouldn't be encouraged because it's disadvantages will far more outweigh the benefits of playing.

Playing games and channeling it to mange ones aggression and stress is quite cool, I do this most times. In fact, it's among the reasons why I still play today.
I also think that gaming can be a good stress buster. And you can reach more users this way. I have seen some of the time getting addicted to the games is a bit harder to understand. I have seen that some games can reduce depression. So it's definitely worth it in that context.
 

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I also think that gaming can be a good stress buster. And you can reach more users this way. I have seen some of the time getting addicted to the games is a bit harder to understand. I have seen that some games can reduce depression. So it's definitely worth it in that context.

That's rightly put, games definitely helps to relieve one's stress load as well as putting one in a lively mood. Sometimes, I do use playing to manage my anger issues. Instead of allowing my anger spill over to those closer to me, I would rather head into playing and use it as a fuelling property in getting the best from the game.
 
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