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15 year old Ohio Gamer Collapses After Going on a Call of Duty Xbox Marathon for 4 days: Is Gaming Addictive?

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  • JT baby 2012/08/30 04:40:26 (edited)
    No
    JT baby
    +1
    All you people don't know what addictive means. Ur thinking about the word (entertaining) go smoke some crack for a year and then let's see what addicting means
  • E.Sailor 2012/08/10 21:41:18
    Yes
    E.Sailor
    +1
    Not all, though, i think! I believe, most addictive, are the majority, of strategy games! Especially when you play skirmish battles!
  • Scout 2012/08/09 12:16:18
    Yes
    Scout
    +1
    When I get home, I'm gonna slap his mama in the mouth.
  • polkastria 2012/08/09 11:50:34
    Yes
    polkastria
    +1
    My son and i were just talking about another case like this a few days ago.. we were talking about how some people that are ADD or ADHD also have periods of hyperfocus where they block out everything else and focus on just one thing for long periods of time. I do it with books for example and he does do it with games but I know he does it so i keep an eye on him to make sure he stops and gets breaks for food and sleep etc.

    http://add.about.com/od/adhdt...
  • Jdogg 2012/08/09 04:40:47
    Yes
    Jdogg
    +1
    As a parent this would have never happened to begin with,
  • Scott C 2012/08/09 04:09:36
    Yes
    Scott C
    +1
    And so is this Sodahead junk...but there again you have to consider the source are you wise enough to step away from the table when your body starts to quiver???
  • Jana~ una chica loca 2012/08/09 03:44:30
    Yes
    Jana~ una chica loca
    +3
    Everything is addictive
  • JT baby Jana~ u... 2012/08/30 04:51:29
    JT baby
    +2
    No only drugs, gambling, and a few other things are
  • Jana~ u... JT baby 2012/08/30 08:10:57
    Jana~ una chica loca
    +1
    those are what all people know about, but there are also some really bizarre addictions
  • MYSTIC MYSTIQUE 2012/08/09 03:27:33
    Yes
    MYSTIC MYSTIQUE
    +1
    if you let it.....
  • John Rafael 2012/08/09 02:25:31
    Yes
    John Rafael
    +1
    its like a drug..
  • Raphy 2012/08/09 02:24:17
    No
    Raphy
    +1
    I really don't know. I love gaming, but I would be darn if I die playing it for 4 days straight. Can't see myself doing it, crazy
  • Chaoskingsxz 2012/08/09 01:29:34
  • JT baby Chaoski... 2012/08/30 04:49:18
    JT baby
    Addictive and really fun are two different things
  • BeerJingle 2012/08/09 00:59:28
    No
    BeerJingle
    +1
    I only answered no because there is no: Dick heads get addicted, choice.
  • BeerJingle BeerJingle 2012/08/09 01:02:23
  • dustin.oubre 2012/08/09 00:28:33
    No
    dustin.oubre
    +1
    Most people don't get addicted to games, usually playing them for fun whenever they have time. This person, however, was an idiot. I'd hate to make fun of a recently deceased person, but he did it to himself. If he had just slept, ate and drank regularly, he would've been fine.
  • Kashee 2012/08/09 00:20:37
    No
    Kashee
    +1
    I don't think it is for most people, but it could be addictive for people with addictive personalities.
  • Paige 2012/08/09 00:05:45
    Yes
    Paige
    +1
    Just yesterday I turned off my teenagers Sims game, he had been on it all day yesterday and had started on it again today. I cut that crap off. His eyes were blood shot, its crazy.
  • Digman14 2012/08/08 23:57:45
    No
    Digman14
    +2
    Gaming? Addictive? Nah...

    I'm going back to World of Warcraft.
  • La 2012/08/08 23:48:06
    Yes
    La
    +2
    Quite a few people have died doing that now.
  • JT baby La 2012/08/30 04:53:56
    JT baby
    Ya, a few, like around 5. More people die from tv
  • La JT baby 2012/08/30 05:36:51
    La
    More people watch tv for so long that they forget to eat and drink?
  • GoDucks5 2012/08/08 23:29:18
    No
    GoDucks5
    +1
    Gaming is fun but it isn't addictive, just some people don't have lives.
  • ✩Batman's✩Epic✩Understudy✩ 2012/08/08 23:25:19 (edited)
    Yes
    ✩Batman's✩Epic✩Understudy✩
    +3
    My brother and I laughed for about 10 minutes after reading this. I mean, what happened to the kid wasn't funny, plus I'm a big gamer also, but it sounds like what my mom used to think was going to happen to my brother.

    Gamers
  • 7 minutes ago... 2012/08/08 23:16:52
    Yes
    7 minutes ago...
    +1
    4 days? DAMN!! That's a big ass electric bill!
  • logan-er-a-tops 2012/08/08 23:15:56
    Yes
    logan-er-a-tops
    +1
    especially WoW ive seen that addiction and was addicted at one point and you know what it sucks
  • JT baby logan-e... 2012/08/30 04:55:17
    JT baby
    People don't realize that addicting and super fun are two different things
  • logan-e... JT baby 2012/08/31 02:42:41
    logan-er-a-tops
    Yeah I know
  • Aidan_Bannanarama_Rowlands c: 2012/08/08 23:15:06
    Yes
    Aidan_Bannanarama_Rowlands c:
    +1
    i'm a big gamer,but 4 days? never.
  • Ma La 2012/08/08 23:12:23
    Yes
    Ma La
    +1
    Addiction: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

    I'm not certain if quitting would cause "severe trauma," but I'm willing to bet it would.
  • JT baby Ma La 2012/08/30 04:47:03
    JT baby
    That is true, but video games aren't addictive. That's why less than 1% of it's users have suffered any trauma
  • Ma La JT baby 2012/08/30 10:18:57
    Ma La
    I'm certainly no expert. Just don't take my 'Net away though.
  • Magical Mushroom 2012/08/08 23:10:57
    No
    Magical Mushroom
    +3
    more like stupid kid. If he had just ate and drank something maybe even got up to get a sandwich he would have been fine.
    lol cat supid kid
  • Simmering Frog - PHART 2012/08/08 23:06:34
    No
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    +2
    What a wanker.
  • Nameless 2012/08/08 22:59:57
    No
    Nameless
    +2
    Stupidity may be, though.
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/08/08 22:59:49
    Yes
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +1
    However, I want to know how his parents allowed this to happen??? Seriously. How stupid WAS this kid????
  • JMCC 2012/08/08 22:59:16
    Yes
    JMCC
    +2
    Yes - I believe that it is another way of escaping reality.

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