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Anybody actually know anyone whos "addicted' to video games?

#31Res5Posted 4/20/2013 2:55:12 PM
I know the feeling. I dropped out and got a GED myself. It's not even hard to get a GED though. Most of it is anything you would have learned in school anyway.

It took me forever to find my first job too. The way things are in this economy if you don't have any ins or friends working at places you'll find it hard to find a job on your own. Contacts are absolutely essential to getting a job.

I don't have a license nor do I think I should ever have one. My eyesight is terrible, especially at night, and I have a tendency to space out at random times which would be bad for driving. I'll stick to public transport and walking.
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#32Ecotron(Topic Creator)Posted 4/20/2013 2:56:30 PM
Robin_Mask posted...
I know people who spend hundreds on games and buying LEs/CEs and spend over $500 in the first four months.

Hell, I know someone who bought 10 games for $60 in just these past four months.

I even say stuff like "let's hang out at a bar or something or a theme park!" and the responses I always get are "nah man, that's too expensive!" and it just leaves me surprised.

Back in my high school days, we used to go to a restaurant that is WALKING DISTANCE from one of their homes, now? We HAVE TO GO BY CAR or it's TOO MUCH OF A WALK THERE now.

I actually know someone who will risk starving themselves for entire weeks, just to buy a new game at the end of the month.

yeah... my friend doesnt go to school and lives with his parents. all he does is play video games. one of the reasons he *claims* doesnt want to do anything is money. im like dude, you dont go to school and you live with your parents. just get a damn job on the weekends or something. all your income is expendable.
#33ArthasRebornPosted 4/20/2013 3:02:35 PM
From: Res5 | #031
I know the feeling. I dropped out and got a GED myself. It's not even hard to get a GED though. Most of it is anything you would have learned in school anyway.

Any particular reason you dropped out? The depression statement seemed more like a personal experience than an observation.
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#34Res5Posted 4/20/2013 3:10:10 PM
ArthasReborn posted...
From: Res5 | #031
I know the feeling. I dropped out and got a GED myself. It's not even hard to get a GED though. Most of it is anything you would have learned in school anyway.

Any particular reason you dropped out? The depression statement seemed more like a personal experience than an observation.


I was actually diagnosed with depression when I was 12 years old and put on some pills for bipolar w/ depression. I took that stuff for six years and when I turned 17 or 18 I stopped and all of my problems disappeared. I'm almost entirely convinced that the meds were doing more harm than good and actually preventing me from feeling proper about things.

Most of the reason I dropped out was demotivation in high school and the fact that I didn't wanna walk for an hour to get to school (didn't like buses, still don't but not as bad as before) so ultimately I just sorta lost interest and I never once had good grades. The school kinda asked me to drop out and get a GED for my own good and at the time I did it so I wouldn't have to go to school. (Stupidly I went to college right after which I also failed both semesters in. I was lucky I didn't have to pay any of the financial aid money back)

It took me quite awhile to get back on my feet but I got my GED with relative ease. I was in the top 90 percentile in every subject (especially Math where I sat at the 99th percentile, the highest it can be) except for Social Studies.

So yes, you could say in a sense I've experienced the same thing but my circumstances may differ. I suffer from an intense lack of motivation more than anything and it stops me from doing a lot of things I know I should like eating healthier than I do. Luckily for me I'm happily employed now and on a set career path since the career I've chosen requires no schooling to be good at.
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#35The Waynos BumPosted 4/20/2013 3:22:47 PM
Didn't we already have this discussion on April 5, 2002?
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#36JTC87Posted 4/20/2013 4:22:22 PM
The Waynos Bum posted...
Didn't we already have this discussion on April 5, 2002?


That was my 15th birthday!
#37UrbanMessiahPosted 4/20/2013 4:32:26 PM
If my gaming habits of when i was a kid are any indication, I'd have to say that now I'm a recovering addict who sometimes slips with a highly anticipated new release and can go on 6 hour benders at a time. -=x
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