Addicted to Games

I’ll admit it. I’m a gamer. However, you might be surprised to hear that the only game system I’ve ever owned was an Atari. It was my first experience with video games. I played Frogger, Pitfall and Asteroids until I beat them all. I was obsessed. Then as Nintendo game systems made their debut, I watched in envy as all my friends got them and I didn’t. I’ve never had any PC games. I’ve never had a Playstation. I’ve never had an Xbox. I’ve never had a Wii. And, despite how much my kids have begged me for one, I’ll never give in. The answer is simple. I’m like an alcoholic when it comes to games. I have an addiction that I just can’t shake. I can’t even bring them into the house or I’ll still be up at 4 o’clock in the morning playing the game with buggy eyes and a caffeine high. It just isn’t worth the risk to give in and purchase one.

After getting my iPhone, I started to fall off the wagon. Flight Control, the first game I got after purchasing my iPhone, took a hold of me and wouldn’t let go. I played it for hours a day. Then after mastering that game, I dried out and was able to resume my life normally again. A few other games would demand my attention from time to time until Angry Birds was released and I was consumed again. I played for weeks, not stopping until I had 3 stars on every level. And just when I thought I was able to get back to life, they’d do another update and I was sucked back in again!

Since Angry Birds, I haven’t seen a game grab me like it did until this past week. Tiny Wings has taken over my life. I can’t stop. I need an intervention! I have played every spare chance I could get.

Please, tell me I’m not alone. There are other gamers out there like me, right?