What is that 'wired' feeling after long hours of playing video games?

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Anyone else feel that after a session? Let's say 6-7 hours of playing a video game.

Can't properly explain the feeling other than 'wired'. I'm sure those who play video games will understand what I mean. Sort of anxious after you stop playing and interact with other people. It's weird.

What sort of chemicals does your brain release?
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(Original post by HarryOnTap)
Anyone else feel that after a session? Let's say 6-7 hours of playing a video game.

Can't properly explain the feeling other than 'wired'. I'm sure those who play video games will understand what I mean. Sort of anxious after you stop playing and interact with other people. It's weird.

What sort of chemicals does your brain release?
I know what you mean, it's like you've just wasted hours upon end playing a game.
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No. That sounds worrying.
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I can't say I've ever felt that tbh, I feel a lot more alert if I've been playing an FPS game or something. I'm guessing that isn't what you meant though.
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Wait so you get anxious once you stop and have to interact with people? Maybe you should interact with people more often because this kind of sounds unhealthy if it seriously effects your ability to communicate with others, maybe gaming releases dopamine?

Do you play 7 hours in a row without any rest?
(Original post by HarryOnTap)
Anyone else feel that after a session? Let's say 6-7 hours of playing a video game.

Can't properly explain the feeling other than 'wired'. I'm sure those who play video games will understand what I mean. Sort of anxious after you stop playing and interact with other people. It's weird.

What sort of chemicals does your brain release?
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I used to play MMOs and social games constantly all day, every day a few years back but yeah, I totally used to get that feeling. It really negatively affected me and I found the only way to feel better was completely remove myself from playing. It's probably just all the energy stored in your body that's not being used since you're sitting all day
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It depends what you're anxious about - not playing games or having to interact with people.
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(Original post by HarryOnTap)
Anyone else feel that after a session? Let's say 6-7 hours of playing a video game.

Can't properly explain the feeling other than 'wired'. I'm sure those who play video games will understand what I mean. Sort of anxious after you stop playing and interact with other people. It's weird.

What sort of chemicals does your brain release?
It isn't a wired feeling - it is your life slipping away from yo.u - wasted hours spent looking at an idiot game. Go and get fresh air and look at nature
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It isn't a wired feeling - it is your life slipping away from yo.u - wasted hours spent looking at an idiot game. Go and get fresh air and look at nature
You have 3413 posts on this forum alone, take your own advice. :lol:

Spending leisure time doing something for leisure is a perfect use of time, whether that's playing a game, walking randomly and sniffing pollen, or stroking your bruised ego on a forum full of kids by lecturing them with your sage but in reality questionable advice!
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(Original post by ozzyoscy)
You have 3413 posts on this forum alone, take your own advice. :lol:

Spending leisure time doing something for leisure is a perfect use of time, whether that's playing a game, walking randomly and sniffing pollen, or stroking your bruised ego on a forum full of kids by lecturing them with your sage but in reality questionable advice!
Yep 3.5k posts over 10 years. See other answers in This thread. I am not alone
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Sweet success? I remember playing Witcher 3 for three straight weeks, more than ten hours a day. GLORIOUS.
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(Original post by squeakysquirrel)
Yep 3.5k posts over 10 years. See other answers in This thread. I am not alone
Yup exactly. 3.5k posts, 10 years. Glasses houses, he without sin etc.

I'm in this thread, and you're the only one acting as if one lesiurely activity is a waste and the other is not. I think you're not getting it...
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Ennui. Cabin fever.
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*weird
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Im not allowed over 2 hours of screen time a day :P
I hate that. Please let me pursue my interests
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(Original post by RedGiant)
I know what you mean, it's like you've just wasted hours upon end playing a game.
Hahaha yeah that too.
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Maybe it was the way I was describing it, yeah I suppose it is more alert
(Original post by MidgetFever)
I can't say I've ever felt that tbh, I feel a lot more alert if I've been playing an FPS game or something. I'm guessing that isn't what you meant though.
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I do, as well as cooking, cleaning, working, studying and plenty of other hobbies. Leisure time is leisure time.
(Original post by squeakysquirrel)
It isn't a wired feeling - it is your life slipping away from yo.u - wasted hours spent looking at an idiot game. Go and get fresh air and look at nature
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Each to their own to be honest. People can choose to spend their free time how they want. (No I don't game) I actually prefer going to gigs in a muddy field and exercising in parks but whose to say my use of free time is better than playing games. Everyone has different preferences, it's part of human nature. I do admire software developers and game producers because of the technological advances and innovation they can bring and encourage which will become more and more prevalent in the modern age. My housemate who played video games for most of his life and his job is based on sitting on a computer developing software earns quite a bit more money than me so in some cases clearly they didn't waste their life away! Ironically he has more free time than me to enjoy the great outdoors due to the flexibility of the tech sector in comparison to other sectors.
(Original post by squeakysquirrel)
It isn't a wired feeling - it is your life slipping away from yo.u - wasted hours spent looking at an idiot game. Go and get fresh air and look at nature
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(Original post by batter mix)
*weird
No. *wired
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