I remember a while ago, I was on GameFAQs, browsing around when I noticed the poll on their main page. It was titled "What is the biggest thing you have given up to keep on playing a game?" I found it interesting, because I consider myself a bit addicted to video games. The poll had 7 options for answers: Time, Money, Social life, Sleep, Food, Romance, and All of the above. I believe I have given up all of these on certain occasions, so I chose All of the above, but more specifically, time, money, sleep, food, social life, romance, in that order. I still value my social life and romance... when it exists. Oh, and I can't ignore hunger. Anyways, the results of the actual poll were: Time 28.53% with 24302 vote Money 8.84% with 7531 vote A Social Life 11.42 with 9727 vote Sleep 19.98 with 17025 vote Food 2.74 with 2336 vote Romance 2.52 with 2146 vote All of the above 25.97 with 22125 vote Do you consider yourself addicted to games? And what have you given up to continue playing a game? Video game addiction seems to be increasing and becoming a bigger problem than people are aware of. According to Wikipedia, video game addiction is excessive or compulsive use of computer and video games that interferes with daily life. Think of all the things you would be doing or might be doing if video games did not exist. We all love games here, but it is true... video games can hold you back from other things in life. That is not to say I am going to quit... but just food for thought. Also, I came across this article.... it's kind of old, but still very tragic. Well, it would seem that the sad truth is that video games sometimes do kill. Don't let this happen to you.