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    What Video Game is not designed to be addictive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedgin View Post
    I have heard that Destiny is a REALLY fun game.

    For my part, I have always found, that the best way to fight Video Game addiction, is to just GET OUTSIDE.

    Go to a movie, play some basketball.

    Many of these things are not as "enticing" as they involve a bit of work, and effort.

    But, once you get IN to them, then, at least for awhile, you find other things that can take your mind away from the video screen.


    A good, OLD FASHIONED BOOK might be a nice alternative as well......(Novels can be "addictive" also!)
    I did not play Destiny because it was not available for the PC. I have played all of Destiny 2 and it is a great game.

    Destiny 2 just moved over from Blizzard to Steam starting Oct 1, and you can download and play it for free. Of course, they are counting on you getting hooked and then paying for the various DLCs or a season pass, but if anyone wants to try it the base game is now free, and that is still a lot of content and playtime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMNIXON View Post
    What Video Game is not designed to be addictive?
    Everything is designed to be addictive, look at how they add sugar/salt/fat and other stuff to foods to make them more addictive.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post
    Our 15 year old adopted grandson is totally addicted to gaming and has been since he was 7, yes I blame the parents. They came and visited us a couple weeks ago and his face was glued to his screen 90% of the 4 days they were here including 120 mile round trips to the airport.

    The kid has zero interest in much else not even girls. At 15 girls are all I thought about. I asked him what his plans are when he is an adult and has to make a living for himself. His answer was professional gaming with no plan B.


    edit: Oh, and Destiny is his game of choice and has been for years.
    At least professional gaming is something he can build up his skills and work to. Most kids now say they want to be a YouTube Vlogger.

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    There have been a lot of video games designed to be played once and never again. I just can't think of any of their names.

    Absolutely anything can be addictive.

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