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Date: 03/10/10 07:30 AM

34 Responses to 5 Creepy Ways Video Games Make You Addicted

  1. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    March 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    Link: 5 Creepy Ways Video Games Make You Addicted - If this is the way they taught Psych 101, all of you would pass.
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    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 6:05 am
    Yay for video games, the best invention ever!
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 6:10 am
    that`s odd, it opened on the second page for me. o_O
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 6:13 am
    butcher, fixed.

    I mean, wut?

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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 6:15 am
    Thought everyone should know, this links to the 2nd page not the first. :/
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 7:42 am
    Everyone knows videogames are addictive - so stop electrocuting the hamsters!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 7:55 am
    "Thought everyone should know, this links to the 2nd page not the first. :/ "

    It showed the first one to me

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    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 8:02 am
    Skinner box, pressing the lever, refreshing the page... It all makes sense to the infuriating crappy ads iab has introduced.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 8:05 am
    glad someone else noticed this stuff going on
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2010 at 8:19 am

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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 8:21 am
    Yes it does Madest...the whole thing about leveling fast at first then taking longer amounts of time so that leveling up again feels like more of a reward.

    OH and that dolphin video was amazing! Seriously, how the crap do they do that?!

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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 8:49 am
    Because of what they said, I am starting to believe the best job in the world is teaching.
    The teacher makes the lesson plan, ie. what they want to do.
    Because different kids react differently to different things, that makes the repetitive lesson plan interesting to watch.
    And you watch stupid kids become not stupid kids, if you`re doing it right.
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    crabcake Female 30-39
    397 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 9:05 am
    thanks god for video games, alcohol and sunshine!
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 9:16 am
    I`ve thought about that as well Duckboy87, but then I remembered: I don`t have the patience to explain the same stuff over & over again :D
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    fancylady Female 30-39
    864 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 9:31 am
    Damn ,I don`t want my hamster to be voiced by Chris Rock !
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 11:32 am
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    Wow. This is some scary poo right there. Seriously. I thought I had distanced myself from addictive gaming because I stay well away from MMO`s and such. Apparently, that is not enough. I am not as innocent as I thought. Fuch.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    aww the hamster on the game machine lol
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    I don`t even play MMOs but damn you video games. .so now I`m an alcoholic that is addicted to video games too? X3
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    shadowtube Male 13-17
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    March 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    99.99999% true.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm
    Terrific article, the best one on Cracked in a looong while. I guess the best we can do is hope that, like regular drugs, learning to say "no" early on before you`re sucked in will prevent you from having to painfully recover from video game addiction.
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    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    My father has severe emotional and psychological issues stemming from a childhood of neglect and abuse. He has never been very good socially, because he has always been so incredibly tall (6`8" or 203.2 cm) and overly-muscular that as a young man, other people felt nervous around him (and still do), and he just couldn`t make friends. He thinks he`s the greatest thing since sliced bread, too. All these factors make for the PERFECT WoW addict. His personality forces him to be the strongest, so he thinks he has to play all day. Every moment he`s not at work, he`s on the computer.

    There are just some people who are going to fall prey to these techniques very, very easily.

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    lerie Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    Good article. I love video games, but this article is no surprise to me: it actually summarizes why I distanced myself from the MMORPG I was playing. No real rewards=time wasted.
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    Vligon Male 18-29
    594 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    All I got out of the article was this: Dolphins are amazing.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    A lot of my gaming has been a form of escape from a negative environment, and then most of the other leftover time is a pleasant distraction from things I should be doing.

    And here I wanted to make games so gamers could have cool worlds to explore...maybe if I made them all by myself I could...instead of listening to what some game company wants me to make instead.

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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    Howlingwolf I thought so too. Cracked sucks lately. And where did Hate by Numbers go? He did like 3 episodes and disappeared.
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    SammyCyanide Female 18-29
    427 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    David Wong is amazing.
    Everyone needs to read John Dies At The End.
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    Joesumo Male 13-17
    9 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    This article just convinced me to quit runescape...
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    yudontn0me Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    thats why i dont play video games.
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    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    March 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm
    interesting. too much reading for the average iab post thou. even the av. cracked post...
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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 1:59 am
    I have a friend addicted to second life WTF? Gotta get a real life before you join second life
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 2:54 am
    I give this article the Neuroscientist Seal of Approval.
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    cman7721 Male 18-29
    618 posts
    March 11, 2010 at 10:45 am
    one of the best cracked articles and iab posts in a long time. my abhorrance to vg`s has been justified.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2011 at 11:27 am
    My faith in articles, that this site posts links to, has been restored. Very intriguing.

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