March 12, 2010

New Found Addiction

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 9:36 PM by dz

By listening to my peers talking about the games they play over meals, I realized that people that play games are all addicted to some extent. What I mean is that people play games, talk about them with peers and even write reviews/strategy articles about them. Video games are an interest, a hobby, and a passion for many of people, and some people don’t even realize that. The difference is how they control their desire to play games. I realize that as popularity for a specific games is on the rise, the more publicity it has, and the more people talk about it, the more intriguing it is for people to try it. Some people play games because all of their friends play that game. Some people feel the need to compensate their own interest to get with the new trends with all of their friends. Like any addiction, video game addictions can get out of hand. Certainly when it causes harm to yourself or others, and affecting life temporarily or even, in extreme cases, fatally.

Marketing of New Games

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been one of the most anticipated games during late 2009. For someone like myself who is not into video games at all, even I have heard a thing or two about the game. In the first 24 hours the game was available, more than 4.7 million copies were sold, generating $310 million in revenue, Activision reported. That made Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the biggest entertainment launch in history, with higher day-one receipts than The Dark Knight movie or the final Harry Potter book. The buzz around Modern Warfare 2 is outrageous. Of course with such high sales rate comes higher demands. All of my friends that are into video games own a copy for themselves. I’ve heard from all of them at least once, bragging about their skill in the game. The game itself became an instant ice breaker in every situation. There’s always something to talk about amongst themselves about the game.

Facebook Group

I’ve came across a Facebook group called “MW2 Addiction Support Group.” This group is relevant to those who are addicted to the game, as well as for those who has lost a love one to their new found addiction. It is a place for discussion in relation to the addiction.

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  1. […] New Found Addiction – just in case you’re addicted to Modern Warfare 2. Everything in moderation I say. […]


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