Re: Quitting video gaming/computer gaming?
I played a lot of nintendo and sega genesis when I was a kid... I still have those systems, as well as a playstation and I bought a Wii a few months ago. I can only stomach playing for a couple hours every few weeks or so... I like Wii Sports and Mario Kart. I know if I got into WoW I'd probably be a bloody addict. There are two things that remind me of why I should avoid WoW like the plague:
All the people here where I work that do nothing but talk about WoW. "So last night, I was mining and like, all the sudden I got attacked and I killed some dude who's probably in Asia. I ***** his @$$." I used to smoke outside every hour, and all these same people, a group of about 20 would all meet up every hour to smoke and talk about WoW. The conversations rarely varied... Since I'm in the IT field, and where I'm at is all about the computer/networking, the people I'm talking about are seriously the stereotypical picture-perfect hardcore gaming nerds you might find via google images if you ran a search on said keywords. Either that or "30 year old male virgin."
And then there was the couple that were so immersed in the game they let their kid starve to death. One of them used to be part of the group that would talk about it incessantly at the smoke pit.
While there's nothing wrong with finding means of entertaining one's self, you can take it way too far. Socializing with people face to face is much more satisfying if you ask me.