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Test to Know if You Have a Video Game Addiction

After spending hours and hours cooped up inside your room playing video games, are you beginning to think that there could be a problem? Are your fears of addiction coming true? With these 20 questions, find out the status of your gaming addiction.
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Video game addiction
My mom didn't let me play video games growing up, so now I do. Gaming gives me a chance to just let go, blow somebody up and fight somebody from another dimension. It's all escapism.
― Wayne Brady
In a world that has replaced playgrounds with computers and outdoor games with a gaming console, gaming addiction is on the rise and has become a serious problem. As more and more young kids are exposed to the world of gaming, the rate of addiction to gaming has grown alarmingly and caused serious damage to the social skills and intelligence of addicts. The unchallengeable, unreal world of gaming has caused far more damage than ever imagined.

But as a gamer to have landed on this page, what matters above all is capitalizing on the slight ray of self-analysis to know the extent of your addiction. We, at Buzzle, have put together a simple set of 20 questions that will check the current status of your love for gaming. Click the most appropriate answer according to you, and check our analysis based on your choices. So, without further ado, here's your game to know your gaming addiction.

Test to Know if You Have a Video Game Addiction

1. How often do you play video games?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
2. How often do you play video games longer than you had planned for?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
3. How often do you enter relationships with people on the gaming forums?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
4. How often do you defer homework or household chores just to play games?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
5. How many times have you missed your school or work because you were up all night playing video games?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
6. How many times have people complained about you being an antisocial?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
7. How often do you seek refuge in the virtual world to avoid dealing with real life's problem?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
8. How often do you keep day-dreaming about when to play next?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
9. How often do your virtual relationships seem more real than real ones themselves?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
10. How often do you prefer playing video games over spending time with family and friends?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
11. How often do you shudder at the thought of life without video games?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
12. How often do you snap at people who accidentally disturb you while playing video games?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
13. How many times do you carry your player with you when you have to go out?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
14. How often have you lied to friends and family just to play video games?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
15. How often do you feel depressed, sad, and jittery when you are offline?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
16. How often to you access Skype or other chatting services to chat with people from the gaming world because you cannot sleep?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
17. How often do you give up on relationships because you think they interfere with your game time?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
18. How often have you cheated your parents for money just to keep your gaming habit going?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
19. How often do you skip meals just so you can continue playing and you won't have to get up and go away from the screen?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
20. How often do you find yourself stuck in your room playing video games for hours or days?
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Always
Your result will display here...

Gaming addictions can take away a very crucial time period from your life. It is only later that you realize the importance of time lost and the energy wasted. Before your addiction goes out of hands, be honest with yourself, seek help, and take the needed corrective measures. Time once lost can never come back. But, with an open mind, the loss can sure be a good teacher if you allow it to be.
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Published: June 10, 2014
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