I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction - gaming addiction - Kotaku Read this story first before responding. What do you think of video game addictions? Is it real? Have you heard stories like the one above? Do you think the games are at fault? Or is it solely the person? Perhaps a mix of the two? In my mind, an addiction is an addiction. I don't get why many of them are specified as addictions are put in place of real problems so people don't have to deal with them. People hide like Mr. Fahey did in the above article, he knew it and admitted it. Someone could have done the same with the internet, knitting, or bicycling. I think a specific "video game addiction" is mostly a bullshit buzz-phrase, but with the depth of modern gaming, I think that titles offering a much more in-depth experience is something very, very attractive to someone looking to get away from the world or their problems. What do you think?