The perils of too much online gaming

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Man spends 7 years in dressing gown leaving the house only a handful of times due to addiction to online gaming.

How can this problem be tackled?

The gamer who spent seven years in his dressing gown

A gamer who left his home fewer than 10 times in seven years explains how he's now helping other young people break away from a life of isolation.

"Years and years were just spent sitting at my computer," says Billy Brown.

"I would only go outside for doctor's appointments or dentist's appointments.

"I would never go outside to socialise or interact with other people. My entire existence was online."
 
Hope he does not actually blame anyone else for the self destruct choices he made.
Fat useless dick. Zero sympathy from me, but that's just me being "me".
 
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Hope he does not actually blame anyone else for the self destruct choices he made.
Fat useless dick. Zero sympathy from me, but that's just me being "me".
From the article,

In what was a difficult childhood, Mr Brown was taken into care repeatedly during his mother's hospital stays for her mental and physical health problems.

His attendance during his GCSEs was 13% but it was the stress of starting A-levels at college, coupled with breaking his ankle, that caused him to withdraw from the outside world completely.
 
To look at him you wouldn't think he'd be the sort. :grin:
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From the article,

In what was a difficult childhood, Mr Brown was taken into care repeatedly during his mother's hospital stays for her mental and physical health problems.

His attendance during his GCSEs was 13% but it was the stress of starting A-levels at college, coupled with breaking his ankle, that caused him to withdraw from the outside world completely.
Yeah,
I read it.
I also compare him to scores of pupils SWMBO dealt with over 4 decades who suffered worse, and went on to good things including Law and one in particular an RAF pilot.
I concede some people are stronger & more determined than others.
I just have a rather impatient & unsympathetic nature towards self destructors.
Probably not very nice!
 
From the article,

In what was a difficult childhood, Mr Brown was taken into care repeatedly during his mother's hospital stays for her mental and physical health problems.

His attendance during his GCSEs was 13% but it was the stress of starting A-levels at college, coupled with breaking his ankle, that caused him to withdraw from the outside world completely.
The fucking fat biff.
 
"Years and years were just spent sitting at my computer," says Billy Brown.

"I would only go outside for doctor's appointments or dentist's appointments.

"I would never go outside to socialise or interact with other people. My entire existence was online."
Irony overload
 
If not for been stuck in work, i wouldn't be reading this now and likely be out doing something else.. But in defence of gamers, his addiction seem not entirely related to gaming. Isn't it the case he is addicted to been online.

He may well have spent hours playing games, but he may well have spent other hours watching netflix/youtube, or even some of the more pleasure related sites, for the discerning and discrete person. I think the internet is a force for evil where people have mental health problems.
 
I've been an online gamer for many moons, starting way back in the days of Ultima Online. Then moved on to and played most big name MMPORGs as they came out and died off.
One game I did get a bit addicted to was Dark Age of Camelot. I played it for hours, much to the detriment of my relationship at the time. Looking back it was probably an escape from that relationship. Since then I still play games, mainly XBOX and if I get an itch for an MMPORG again, I'll usually find a freeserver for the game so it doesnt cost me anything until I get bored of it again.
I'll probably game until my hands are too arthritic to hold a controller. Addiction though is a real problem for some, especially if they dont have much of a life otherwise.
 
I've been an online gamer for many moons, starting way back in the days of Ultima Online. Then moved on to and played most big name MMPORGs as they came out and died off.
One game I did get a bit addicted to was Dark Age of Camelot. I played it for hours, much to the detriment of my relationship at the time. Looking back it was probably an escape from that relationship. Since then I still play games, mainly XBOX and if I get an itch for an MMPORG again, I'll usually find a freeserver for the game so it doesnt cost me anything until I get bored of it again.
I'll probably game until my hands are too arthritic to hold a controller. Addiction though is a real problem for some, especially if they dont have much of a life otherwise.
In my late 40s and still playing games, I bought the new champ man and that can be just as addictive as console games. I find gaming to be a nice break in the evening and a little time to pretend you actually have a little control of your life.

Playing all day is another matter and mental health problems can see people sink into these things. But, to blame the games, ignores the reason why your on all day. No games, people would just find something else to sink themselves into.
 
If not for been stuck in work, i wouldn't be reading this now and likely be out doing something else.. But in defence of gamers, his addiction seem not entirely related to gaming. Isn't it the case he is addicted to been online.

He may well have spent hours playing games, but he may well have spent other hours watching netflix/youtube, or even some of the more pleasure related sites, for the discerning and discrete person. I think the internet is a force for evil where people have mental health problems.
The Internet in itself is not evil any more than a telephone is evil. They can be used or manipulated for good or evil. Before the internet, television was a big absorber of time for many and still is. Platforms like Farcebook are designed to be addictive and can be the sole source of "news" and "information" for millions of users. In the absence of critical thinking these become conditioning environments. I think these are more worrying than online gaming, other than some dark and dangerous reality "games" where "players" undertake criminal activities.
 

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If not for been stuck in work, i wouldn't be reading this now and likely be out doing something else.. But in defence of gamers, his addiction seem not entirely related to gaming. Isn't it the case he is addicted to been online.

He may well have spent hours playing games, but he may well have spent other hours watching netflix/youtube, or even some of the more pleasure related sites, for the discerning and discrete person. I think the internet is a force for evil where people have mental health problems.
Being!
I don't know about work but judging by that post you should go back to school.
 
Man spends 7 years in dressing gown leaving the house only a handful of times due to addiction to online gaming.

How can this problem be tackled?

The gamer who spent seven years in his dressing gown

A gamer who left his home fewer than 10 times in seven years explains how he's now helping other young people break away from a life of isolation.

"Years and years were just spent sitting at my computer," says Billy Brown.

"I would only go outside for doctor's appointments or dentist's appointments.

"I would never go outside to socialise or interact with other people. My entire existence was online."
If he'd have said "...spent watching online Frankie, abrading my genitalia to a nubbin" he'd have matched most of the grotty f*ckers that have been lurking on here since I joined.

I had to check that we were in the Badgers Arse first.
 

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