Archive for March, 2010


Addicts can be helped..

To support the addicts from being addicts, we need to stop the addicts when they are playing games. We cannot just watch them play. We have to take them to the doctor and cure them immediately. The games will lead them to health and mental failure. Before they seem to get into a lot of health problems, we should send them to a doctor and help them. There was an incident in Korea, where a person helped game addict to become a normal person. He did it by taking the addicts mouse and keyboard away. Also, he brought the doctor into the addict’s house and cured him. Therefore, we as students and adults are able to support the game addicts and make them a better person than they are right now.

A lot of the game addicts are trying to deny the fact that they are game addicts. People say that they can stop game any time they want; however the addicts are not able to. Usually the addicts make up excuses and just play games and cancel the meeting with other people. Even though they say that they are only playing fifteen hours a day, from a normal people’s point of view that is a lot. A normal person would not be able to spend that much time just playing games.  Also, if people are not able to be stable without games then they are considered as an addict. Therefore, it is very easy to distinguish people from being an addict or not.

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Family Conflicts

Many parents are just ignoring their child and busy with their own work. The students who are obsessed to games usually have parents who are single parent or both parents are working. Therefore the parents do not really know about their child’s addiction. This causes severe problem for the addicts because they are not able to get treated by the doctors when they need treatment. While addicts are playing games the parents tell them to stop; however the students get angry at their parents and keeps on playing while ignoring their parents. Thus, the parents are usually really angry at their kid who does not have spend doing other things.

While the parents are out of their house they are not able to watch their kid, which makes a lot of trouble for the kid. For myself, whenever my parents left the house, I played game because it is the only time I am really available to play games. One time I played eight hours straight when my parents were not at my house. However, when my parents found out that I played, my parents were surprised and they tried to stop me from playing games. At that time, I was not myself and kept playing games. However, I had to stop because my mom took the computer away. I was really angry at my parents because they took the computer. However, now I noticed that my parents were doing the right thing for me because I was really addicted to games, which was corrupting me severely. In one incident, there was a news article about a student threatening to murder their parents because they took computer away from the addicts. This demonstrates how the addicts are really scary people who cares about games than anything else around the world.

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Impact on children

Do they need medication?

Some people believe that the diseases that people get from the video games are not curable. However with modern technology it is possible for people to cure the disease. There are twelve steps to cure the disease. Recently, some scientists named Smith and Jones first specialized online gaming treatment program. Therefore, they are boasting about the technology. First they cut down the time they play games little by little. Also, there are medication that helps them to regulate their hormone releases. The scientists say that treating the RPG game addicts is much difficult than treating someone who is addicted to drugs of alcohol. Due to fact that the addicts are out from the real world they are not able to regulate their game playing time. They have problem in distinguishing the reality and the hallucination. The doctors try to treat the patient with quite similar medication as it is used for drug addicts. Even though, there is a cure around the world, not many people are meeting up with the doctor and talking about their addiction. Usually they just ignore the medication and jut keeps on playing their games until they really become corrupted at the end. Therefore, game addiction can lead people to death if they are not treated soon enough.

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Adults get Addicted Too!!

These days, the game World of Warcraft and Role Playing Games are severely affecting the adults, too. The people who plays about fifteen hours each day are usually adults who have problem. In personal computer room there are usually people who playing a full day continuously. These are people are not able to control themselves from computer games. Therefore, they are addicts, too. Also, the person who died from too much computer game was an adult instead of a child. Thus, the video game addiction for adults is more severe than for the kids.
Even though none of my family members play games, I know that some adults are playing games after work and before work. Also, for people who does not have work, they play basically the whole day. Since these people do not have any jobs, they have nothing to do at home; consequently, they play games so much and they are not able to control themselves, which causes severe damage in their mind and body. If adults go to work, they cannot play while they are at work; however, the unemployed workers stays home and has nothing to do therefore, they tend to get addicted easily. Also, they need to relieve stress some where. The game addicts usually relieve their stress while they are playing games. Therefore, some adults are in even worse case than some kids.

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Games are able to increase one’s happiness and their use of knowledge; however it usually affects them in more bad way. For example, people gain weight due to loss of exercise time. They are not able to control their diet. Most importantly, game addicts are not able to make friends with other people. Due to these factors, people change socially and physically. They will have very difficult time to go back into society after the addiction. I have seen a friend who shakes his hands if he is not playing games. Therefore, games are very powerful thing that could manipulate one’s mind and body.
Some of my friends have gain weight due to playing games. Some of my friends gained about 10 kilometer after playing games and they do not look good. As they play more games they tend to get fatter every day. This ruins their body shape. Most importantly, students are suppose to sleep about eight hours a day; however, they are not if they are addicted to games. The average addicted students sleep about four to six hours a day. Therefore, they have very difficult time managing their health benefit. About an year ago, there was a person in Korea who died due to game addiction. He was staying in PC room for five day straight and he was not able to control himself. Also, he did not drink or eat. Therefore, due to his video game addiction his health failed on him. Lastly, one’s eye site gets worse. Not many of the game addicts do not wear glasses or contacts. Usually their eye sites are below zero, which is really harmful to their health. Later they need to get a surgery in their eye to make their eyes better. Thus, game addiction corrupts one physically.
Game addicts do not spend their time talking to their parents or friends. Most of them just  spend most of time with their computer. They cannot be socially active. Therefore, game addicts lose many friends and fails to be in good parents relationship. Most importantly, their grades go down. Some of my friends began a new video game called Heroes of Newerth also known as HON. I heard that they play about three to six hours a day and are not able to manage their time very well. Consequently, it leads to procrastination and fail in class. Therefore games are scary things that could actually kill a person physically and mentally.

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Recently, in South Korea there has been a incident where a person died in a personal computer room also known as PC room. This person was so addicted to games and stayed in the PC room for 3 day straight without resting. He was not able to overcome the addiction and stay alive. This is an example of the effect of game addiction. You can see that game is very harmful to people and it could really kill a person. Playing games for three day might seem short, but it is actually a quite along time if you try it. I have personally tried playing game for 10 hours straight while I was in middle school and it was a really long time. Also, I did not use my time wisely and I wasted my day. Therefore, game addiction can put you into death and waste a lot of time in you life.
The most game addiction occur while people are teenagers. Due to the addiction, the teenagers are spending most of their time playing video games and not doing their homework. Also, the students who play games usually do not get good grades and they sleep during class because they play game until 3 o’clock in the morning. Most importantly, the game addicts do not spend their time with their friends and they live alone. This makes the addicts have very depressing life. When the teenage addicts are away from game for a while, they cannot stand the addiction and they feel irritated. Thus, excessive time spent on games is not good for student’s health.

The incident where Cho Seung Hui shot students in the college was the effect of game addiction. Cho has played game for very long time and he found that killing people was not a difficult thing to do. Then he chose to kill people with pistols. This demonstrates the harmful effect of game addiction in the society.

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People tend to play games because they are very stressed out. As for myself, I play games when I am very stressed out, too. Whenever, I get scolded by my parents or gets bad grade in some of classes, I really get angry and have to play games to relieve my stress. Also, there are people who wants to manipulate their own world and have control over it. For example, World of Warcraft is game where one person can control their own world. Therefore, people who does not have the control over the real world tend to play games such as World of Warcraft, where one can play and manipulate the world. Also, there are people who plays games to just get along with friends and compete. This brings friends together and it helps your social problem. Thus, people play games to get satisfaction and happiness in their own way.
Around the world there are variety people and these people have different way of relieving their stress. Some people eat and some other people sleep to get their satisfaction. However, there are people who gets their happiness from video games. For example, in my school, there are so many kids who are playing games to relieve their stress of school work. These students are not able to stand the stress without playing games everyday. Thus, they lose their control and gets into game addiction in normal case. Out of the 40% of students who play games, there are about 10% of them just to relieve their stress. This demonstrates that game is a good way to feel relieved.

Many people around the world wants to gain control over their own world; therefore, people are playing games to get that control. In games there are no rules that people have to follow. We have the control and we make the rules. Thus, this attraction brings people into games and makes them to get addicted. Especially the people who plays World of Warcraft likes video games because they are able to make their own world. While people are playing games they feel like a tyrant who gets to manipulate other people. Due to this powerful attraction, people get into video game addiction.
Most of the forty percent of the students play games to get along with their friends. If there are students who are playing Call Off Duty or Startcraft, to fit into the group, one must play those games or else they will be a social outcast. Games are able to bring friends together and make their team work. While friends are together they feel really happy because they are having fun together. Therefore, people play games to be happy in their own world.

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Video game

Due to advanced technology and invention of video games, people are playing games in their daily lives. However, it is good for one’s metal health if they spend regulated amount of time on games. Today, people are addicted to games and they are not able to escape from the addiction. Over forty percent of the teenagers are currently involved in video games. Even worse about half them are into the risk of game addiction. These teenagers spend about one to fifteen hours a day just playing games. The effect of this is severe because their grades are going to go down and they will be in bad relationship their friends. Therefore, games are good if one can control oneself; however, it brings bad results if one fails to manage their time.

The games are so addicting to people because they have the same effect as the drugs. The people are not able to stand the addiction and they have to play games; unless they are going to get angry. According to the people who play World of Warcraft, they said that they are not able to control their time well and spend time with their friends. If they do not play games, they said that they go crazy. Thus, they got into impulse control disorder. These people cannot stay still without playing games. Therefore, video games are disuniting the world.

Games are not always bad for someone; sometimes it gives people short happiness. Games help the students to get together and learn about team work and strategy. This helps the students to use their brain and make new ideas to develop their character or defeat others. However, as people play games, they tend to lose control. Therefore, if games are regulated, it is good to play video games and play with their friends in the game.

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