(Original post by Davij038)
A compulsion to play video games beyond your ability to control , often to a unhealthy degree.
Video game addiction is not happening in isolation, and in many cases is preventing people living positive lives.
If gaming addiction is unhealthy, then surely by definition gaming addicts are unhealthy? In the same way Smoking and smokers are considered unhealthy.
Ah nice try but you let the cat out of the bag in your earlier statement about me
‘Who are you to say "it's not healthy or and fulfilling for them to be preoccupied with children’s entertainment" People can do what they want with their life (within reason) and if they decide they wish to spend it playing video games...
If you were genuine about forming opinions based on evidence you would not have reacted the way you did about a subject which in your own words you ‘do not know’ about. Instead of raising doubts about the verity of my claims you first attacked me, and then made a moral argument/ claim (with a subjective disclaimer).
My use of the think tank article was as per your request for ‘evidence’, which of course did not change your mind, Just as it wouldn’t have for me . I don’t form my beliefs through cherry picked evidence from ‘experts’... no one does, including as demonstrated above, do you.
As I said earlier:
I've already said that video game addiction is unhealthy for people and that people with video game addiction are unhealthy. Do I really have to say this for the fourth time?
The subject of video games (and tattoos) was originally brought up by you: "...has turned men who should be strong and providing fathers into man children who play video games and get marvel tattoos
". You did not specify addiction and my defence of those who play video games (and/or have tattoos) came from this quote. Only after had you changed this to "of course men with marvel tattoos and video game addictions
are getting married", a subtle change that I had missed when reading your later posts. Once you had clarified that you were talking about addicts specifically, not gamers in general, my position changed accordingly.
So no, actually, I reacted correctly with regards to what you had original said and only stuck to this when I misread your later statement (at which point you were talking about something different). Secondly at this stage in the argument we were just exchanging opinions so evidence wasn't applicable/necessary. Once things started to become longwinded and more factual (or supposedly factual) evidence became necessary. I got bored of the back and forth opinion rattling, basically.
Your link did not change my mind as it did not support what you were saying in any real depth. If you aren't forming your beliefs on evidence at all (which seems to be your position thus far) then what are you, personally, basing them off?