All work and no play they say, makes jack a dull boy, but In as much as most people find gaming a way to relax the mind and distract us a bit from the daily stress we find ourselves, some people take it religiously and some even use it to make money.

Video game addiction is an excessive or compulsive use of computer games or video games, which interferes with a person’s everyday life.

Most people who play games don’t know when they get addicted, its a bit like falling in Love, you don’t plan for it but it just happens, first of all you think you just really like to play games then you find out you are useless without it when its not available.

How do you really know when you have become addicted to gaming? Let’s take a look at some symptoms.

The first one is your happiness, when ever you are playing a game you feel so excited and happy with everyone, but the moment you are away from the game, for no reason you just feel depressed and have what most people call a “mood swing”

For the kids or those still in school, when given money to get an ice cream or a snack you keep it, and when you are meant to be in school you make your way to a game centre and spend the money playing games

You are above your teen age and are meant to he hanging out with the guys and do what young, vibrant men do on a normal basis, but for no reason you just find it more comfort spending night and day with your game, even to the extent that you forget to do your assignments.

Even when its time to take care of your self, because you are busy playing game you neglect your personal hygiene and even lose or gain weight as you then then find taking care of yourself a bit of a distraction.

Sometimes gaming is okay, grownups do it, too. But when it’s keeping you from sleeping, or causing you to be angry with the people who love you, you then must find a way to tackle it. Gaming addiction can be very difficult to stop, you don’t get over it one day, just like drug addiction, it takes a process

By Haba Naija Admin

Temi Odurinde worked in domain name registration and web hosting industry for many years before becoming a web entrepreneur. He is passionate about web and mobile technologies. Temi contribute mainly to Haba Naija Internet and Technology sections. He has a BSc in Computing and Psychology, a postgraduate degree in Internet Technologies. Outside work, he love Oral Storytelling, long distance running and playing Volleyball.