True Confessions of a Video Game Junkie

Hi, my name is Scott, and I am a video game junkie.

I am not sure exactly when it all started, I seem to have the vague memories of sitting downstairs at a family friend’s house on New Years day, fondly playing Pong at about the age of six for a few hours, but I am not really sure if that would be the beginning of my addiction. Thinking back, I guess my addiction really started once I had a few too many hours alone with an Atari 2600 video game system given to me one wondrous Christmas morning, I played until I had blisters on my fingers, and yet was still determined to play for many painful hours afterwards, I think I was seven.

Like any good junkie, I have given up mass sums of money, easily spending tens of thousands of dollars over the years, if not hundreds of thousands to feed my insatiable need. I have forgone my health by missing many meals and exercise just to play games. I have called in sick to both school, and work just to get to the next level, and at one particularly troubled period of youth, even stole money to get my fix.

Don’t go feeling sorry for me though, have a good look at the poor kids in this next video, and the good people at Columbia House that try to help them. Spread word to your friends about this, post it in your status on whatever social networking sites you are on, and who knows, you might even save a life.

6 Responses to True Confessions of a Video Game Junkie

  1. OMG. That video is hilarious! I’ve got a junkie for a son, too. I hope he doesn’t go down this dark road! 😉

  2. @Janene
    Thanks Janene,

    I saw this a real long time ago on Saturday Night Live, searched for it on the net many times in recent years, and finally found a copy of it recently.

    Glad you enjoyed it.

  3. I can count the times that I have played a video game in the past 3 years. But I have a 15 year old who has PlayStation 3. While, he is not a Junky (at least I don’t he is), he does like playing. I don’t play, but I do like sitting down and watching him play. Does that make me a video watching junky? Food for thought…LOL

    Have a good one!

    • Unless you secretly stay up all night to watch videos of others playing video games, because your son “Just doesn’t play enough”, I think you are probably not a junkie.

  4. Scott, that was hilarious. I’m tearing with laughter. I have never played a video game. The closest I’ve ever come is playing pinball.

  5. @nothingprofound
    Glad you liked it NP, you are not missing much with video games, they are just huge time sinks. Often entire days go by with them and in the end you find there is nothing even worth remembering.

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