5 Ways to Justify Your Video Game Addiction
These days, gaming has become so advanced that it’s almost like you’re directing a movie. The storytelling, graphics, character depth, and stunning action make it incredibly easy to form an intense obsession for them. It’s like you have a whole world in the palm of your hands, and you have the ability to control how it unfolds. That’s a powerful thing, if you ask us.
However, not everyone understands or accepts it. Significant others, friends, or family members don’t always share your passion.
“You should be outside exercising.”
“It’s just a waste of time.”
“They’re really not as great as you make them out to be.”
You’ve probably heard those before. Well, we’re here to give you some ammunition whenever you get into this tired argument, because we believe in having fun and the preservation of video game culture.
Also, we are dorks.
“This is just how I relax.”
It’s a classic response for a reason—it makes sense. While others watch TV, play music, or drink a few beers, gaming is your way to chill out.
“I work a lot. I deserve to have some play time.”
Chances are, you’re working hard to earn money and provide for yourself. This should fend off those “you need to be more productive” comments.
“There are worse things to be addicted to.”
It’s a true statement, and it kind of makes your obsession seem legitimate. You could’ve gotten hooked on drugs or alcohol and completely ruined your life. But you didn’t. You just chill on the couch, game it up and don’t hurt anyone.
“I’m happy with my life.”
Whenever someone mentions getting out of the house and doing something for a change, whip this excuse out. It’s magical. Why? People can’t really argue if you claim that you’re happy with your life. If you love who you are and it’s clear you’re not just saying that, no one’s got the right to dictate what makes you happy.
“Let’s see you play this game and see if you get addicted, too.”
Whatever game it may be, try to convince your naysayer to test the game out themselves and appreciate its appeal with you. Once they see the graphics, the plot, and the action, they’re probably going to say, “you know what, hand me that other controller. Let’s play together.”
Game on, fellow addict. We’re with you. Now excuse us, because we have a game to beat.