Videogame addiction is an omnipresence

It seems everywhere you look nowadays there is some kind of new advertisment for the newest video game or the newest console. Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, PC are always adding to their vast collection of games to buy from so that they can take money for the same game with just a different title.

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Jasper Ramirez

Kaleb Clarke, Reporter

It seems everywhere you look nowadays there is some kind of new advertisment for the newest video game or the newest console. Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo, PC are always adding to their vast collection of games to buy from so that they can take money for the same game with just a different title.

“When I had a problem with gaming I was always spending money on new games just because i needed something else to do because I had already beaten all of my other games,” said Brayden Nuffer, Taylorsville Graduate.

Kids, teens, and even adults face the same issue: the craving for the newest and hottest games that are on the market. All the buyers of the games are too excited for these new games to see and realize that they are just buying the same game that they already have just with a newer title.

Games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and World of Warcraft all come out with a new Downloadable Content or new game every year or two years which gets gamers all hyped up about the “new mission” or “better graphics”.

MMORPG games like World of Warcraft snag most of the people who are addicted to video games with their open world which allows you to talk to people around the world and quest with them and create guilds to help Individual players and your groups become more powerful.

Call of Duty and Battlefield also have many addicting concepts to them like their vast amounts of server that you can use to play against other players from around the world.

Video game addiction is a serious matter to be dealing with, especially while still in school i.e. elementary, middle school, High School, and even college.

Some symptoms of video game addiction are loss of time, lack of control, misuse of money. Students who show these symptoms usually also perform poorly in class with class work which can affect them greatly in the future. Individuals who are addicted to video games either don’t graduate or barely get by with the credits that they need to graduate. there is a semi-popular video on youtube called IRL (In Real Life) about a man who had a really bad addiction to the popular game called World of Warcraft and how he managed to break his addiction. It also talks about how the game affected his life in all negative ways and how his stopping of game play made his life that much better.