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smroadkill15 said:
NightlyPoe said:

It doesn't really have any farther to go.

It's been acknowledged and will be treated as addictions generally are.

It likely won't. This will be treated similarly to gambling. 

I fail to see the distinction you're making.



Then so is every other recreational sport. Morons...



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But in all seriousness...

When am I getting my disability cheque?. 



                                       

NightlyPoe said:
smroadkill15 said:

It likely won't. This will be treated similarly to gambling. 

I fail to see the distinction you're making.

What other disorder is similar to gaming addiction? Gambling is the only one that comes to minds, which leads me to believe some treatments may be similar. That is all I'm trying to say. I know they're not the same of course.  



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I'm diseased to the core, lord help me, I spent the afternoon playing Everybodies Golf in VR, this disease man, when will they have a cure? I'm terminal, litterally terminal as I will die gaming. Might be tomorrow, might be at the age of 72 while I'm jerking out some dust to an aigmented sex RPG but I have gaming disorder for life.

Honestly, I get it. I've spent time gaming in periods through my life at my own detriment but have done so with drugs, partying, exercise, health binges, hell the phone I'm typing on. It's just me, human nature or at least that of someone with an addictive personality. Making gaming a disease or a disorder akin to opiate addiction is an injustice to actual addicts, I've been in physical addictions and I've been addicted to games. Games do not come even slightly close and there has ALWAYS been an environmental factor.

Fuck WHO and fuck the 13th doctor.



 

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haxxiy said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:
Everyone is diseased then, everyone has a vice in life. It's human nature

It's not about vices. A lot of people make that mistake when it comes to psychiatric conditions and thus we have people out there claiming they have ADHD, OCD etc. without ever being diagnosed and having no idea, really, what they're talking about.

To be diagnosed with such a disorder, the addiction, obsession etc. has to actively hinder your daily life to the point you, or at least the people around you, can clearly notice. It needs to get to the point where you're physically, socially and mentally harming yourself because of your condition (insomnia, losing jobs / falling grades, repetitive strain injuries etc.).

The WHO is not doing this to tag the average dedicated gamer as behaviorally ill.

Indeed sad people rather make fun of it than accept it. 






smroadkill15 said:
NightlyPoe said:

I fail to see the distinction you're making.

What other disorder is similar to gaming addiction? Gambling is the only one that comes to minds, which leads me to believe some treatments may be similar. That is all I'm trying to say. I know they're not the same of course.  

I still fail to see where you're making a distinction.  I said it would be treated similarly to other addictions, and you replied it won't and then bring up an addiction and say that it'll be treated similarly to that.

I don't get where the disagreement to the original statement comes from.

Last edited by NightlyPoe - on 26 May 2019

haxxiy said:
PortisheadBiscuit said:
Everyone is diseased then, everyone has a vice in life. It's human nature

It's not about vices. A lot of people make that mistake when it comes to psychiatric conditions and thus we have people out there claiming they have ADHD, OCD etc. without ever being diagnosed and having no idea, really, what they're talking about.

To be diagnosed with such a disorder, the addiction, obsession etc. has to actively hinder your daily life to the point you, or at least the people around you, can clearly notice. It needs to get to the point where you're physically, socially and mentally harming yourself because of your condition (insomnia, losing jobs / falling grades, repetitive strain injuries etc.).

The WHO is not doing this to tag the average dedicated gamer as behaviorally ill.

Well they're tagging us as behaviorally ill anyway. They're stigmatizing us. That's why we're pissed.

Last edited by CaptainExplosion - on 27 May 2019

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smroadkill15 said:
NightlyPoe said:

I fail to see the distinction you're making.

What other disorder is similar to gaming addiction? Gambling is the only one that comes to minds, which leads me to believe some treatments may be similar. That is all I'm trying to say. I know they're not the same of course.  

Well with countries outlawing lootboxes they see that gaming has become infested with gambling.  Loot boxes are straight up gambling because one doesn't know what they are going to get and even Nintendo has embraced this thus them having to pull AC Pocket Camp and I think Dragia Lost or whatever that is called from Belgium android stores.

Last edited by sethnintendo - on 26 May 2019