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Whether you buy into the idea that someone can truly be addicted to a video game or not, I think we can all agree that some people get so obsessed with some games -- especially MMOs like World of Warcraft -- that their lives are negatively affected. Anthony Rosner is one such person.
In a short documentary entitled "IRL," Rosner takes a lighthearted look at how much of his life he spent on this game, the problems it caused for him, and what changed when he stopped playing. You can watch the full seven-and-a-half minute feature below. Even if you're a current happy WoW subscriber like myself, I think it's well worth taking a look.
I played more WOW then I probably should have, but the only game I could say I was addicted to was UO. Man I would stay up till 3 am and play that. No other game has made me miss my bed time ( or meals, or even call in sick a few times) since that game.
There is a great documentary called SECOND LIFE, that was on netflix. It takes a look at a couple of different couples that have made bonds through warcraft and how it affected their lives, as well as ones like this guy here. Getting all addicted.
I've never played WOW, never will, i liked diablo, but i just dont have an addictive personality, being tied up in a game so hard like this is just unbelieveable to me. Id get more tied up in travelling or camping or anything over this any day.
to each his own.
Damn, never thought i would see this here! Used to play with the guy! Good guy!
Ive played WoW for a couple of years now off and on. Quit a couple of times but it always tends to suck you back in.Being married with children leaves me very little room to play anything which is a good thing. I tend to spend at least 3hrs of game time a night paying WoW or console games,but its slowly getting less and less. I honestly don't mind the fact that I don't play as often as I use to. I get to enjoy my wife and children and have a deeper appreciation for the things I have accomplished outside of games. Its fun to raid and pvp but you have to control yourself. I thank God I have my wife to let me know when enough is enough and you know what, she is right 10/10 when it comes to this.
I don't think there's anything wrong with dedicating time to a game. As long as it doesn't affect other important parts of your life.
Also, I have the same Pulp Fiction poster as he does!
Good thing I can't play mmos because of my crappy Internet!
hi, my name is mudse and I was an addict.
Game graphics are terrible, I never even tried the game nor any of it´s kind because is just bloody stupid paying the game and then having to pay each month to play it -.-
Well it looks like it had a happy ebony of sorts, and kinda taught a lesson, Fox news Can't attack this......
It's amazing how much he did after quitting, and how much he changed...
Dang, he was awesome!
It's a great video. And all power to him for quitting the addiction.
I used to be a videogame addict, then I took up performing magic. It really helped. I still play from time to time but not like I used to, I've also begun doing something that most people don't know how to do that I am fairly good at.
I think its cool but kinda disturbing about how addicted he was but I'm a gamer too so I applaud him. I got games I'm addicted to too. But the only thing I think is amazing about all of this is the picture of that red dragon above the article and right under the title. :)
Good for him. Glad to see he was able to take in upon himself to just stop instead of going through a whole "rehab" process.