Addiction To Video Games
By Chris Mullen
The addiction first made its appearance in the 1980s when video games moved from the arcade to your home. People became excited by the idea and video games took off offering new worlds.
Biology: People who experience social or family problems are the ones that are usually involved in the video game addiction. They use it to escape reality and be incontrol of their own world. Once they get a taste of this new reality life becomes a game and the game becomes their life for them. They give up there social interactions to make more time to play.
78% of family's have video games in their house.
On average 8-18 year olds spend 20 hours a week playing video games.
The gaming industry surpassed the filming industry in 2002 with 10.8 billion dollars in revenue.
Treatments: institutes and online programs have been set up in order to disconnect you from video games and regain your social life. These sources aren't that well credited because the addiction isn't as common as the others so only a few institutions are set up.
Murder: When cops came to a 87 year olds house what the found was a surprise. In Illinois cops had found an 87 year old shot in the back of the head. The only other person around was an 8 year old boy playing gta. He had shot her while she was watching tv, under law he couldn't be accused because he wasn't of age. However police had connected the violence of the game as the reason for the shooting. His accessive number of hours had shot his neighbor with her own gun.