What happened to all the kids playing sports outside?
It’s no secret, the pandemic has majorly fueled video game, computer game, and portable technology device (smartphone, tablet, Nintendo Switch, etc) addiction.
There has been a huge rise in people being solitary and isolated and then hanging out digitally/virtually/online with friends on various games for hours and hours and hours, day after day after day.
It can’t be good long-term for your mental health.
Game addiction has been scientifically proven to affect the brains dopamine and serotonin levels, among other things.
Plus, the rise of social media apps, Streaming (where people can pay to watch you play video games on platforms like Twitch, Discord, Youtube), and eSports (pro competitive video/computer gameplaying) has turned millions of people around the world into maladjusted malfunctioning zombies.
Here are some (by no means not all) of the popular addictive games:
Fortnite Battle Royale
World of Warcraft (WoW): Legion
League of Legends
Grand Theft Auto
Call of Duty
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Pokemon Go (mobile phone)
Candy Crush Friends Saga (mobile phone)
Computers and consoles can be more dangerous (and far more profitable) than gambling in Las Vegas or classic/traditional compulsive addictions.
World of Warcraft (WoW), for example, generates around $8 billion dollars per year! And that’s just one game. A subscription to WoW costs around $180.00 per year.
MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) continue increasing in popularity.
Video & computer game addiction affects both Men and Women of all ages, but predominantly the 5-40 age range.
If you think you might be addicted or know someone who might be addicted, then get some help today.
World of Warcraft (WoW) Addiction Test (free online test)
Information about Games Addiction
The Internet Addiction Test Kit ($60.00) use this to confirm a suspected addiction or to rule out lack of addiction