Video games are so strongly associated with recreation and even with childhood that people tend to dismiss them as fun and harmless. However, if you have ever known someone who is a compulsive gamer, you know its a little more serious than all that. People have been known to go into a vortex of video gaming and never come out. Lifetime video gamers can be very intense, even concerning people, when it comes to video games. They will invest an excessive amount of their time, emotion, money and energy into video games, and will simultaneously begin to neglect the other things in their life that used to matter to them.
Someone who is crazy about video games will give more of themselves to games than the average person would ever fathom giving. When a new game is released, they will prioritize their personal calendars around playing it, eliminating things that should take priority. They will spend incredible sums of money on game consoles, gaming chairs, gaming accessories and the games themselves, even at the cost of going into the red in other financial areas. Their energy will be consumed by gaming, as well as their emotional state. Many avid gamers have unwarranted emotional reactions over the games they play.
Being obsessed with video games is not becoming on anyone. The people in your life will not mind your video game playing if you keep it in check, but if you let it consume you, it has the potential to really mess up your life. You will discover that the money you invest into it is actually direly needed to pay bills, the time you have wasted on it should have been put to better use and people who used to care about you or work with you have become frustrated with you. Every mature adult needs to learn how to moderate their time between fun and responsibility. This applies to gamers as well. If you are a gamer who has tried to moderate your gaming but do not know how, consider addiction treatment. Video game addiction is a very real thing!