Let's see. You're now checking out a gaming site, or you're getting this through RSS, reading up on game news, planning to buy new ones, or simply checking to see if the ones you already have got updates. This is by no means a study, but it's still fun to see how far you'd go for your favorite pastime - here are ten signs that you might be a gaming addict, by Gary Swaby of the Koalition.
1. You buy at least one video game per week.
2. Your only purpose of being employed is to buy video games.
- I WISH.
3. You buy games you know you will not play more than twice.
- How sad is that? ONLY purpose? It takes all sorts I guess.
4. You feel too much pressure in a relationship because you have to sacrifice gaming time for your partner.
- See #1
6. You no longer watch TV.
- Does it count when you do it for a living and you like it? Or is that me making excuses?
7. You only realize that you have not eaten yet when your stomach growls.
- A lot of truth to this. About the only regular TV time I've got is when there's an NBA game on.
8. You realize that you eventually need to move house because your gaming collection is ever- growing.
- Guilty as hell. Sometimes I even bypass the whole thing and forget to eat altogether.
9. You run out of things to talk about when speaking to people who do not game.
- Luckily, there's a lot of space where I live. Then again, how I wish my place was flooded with games.
10. You dust off your console(s) and Hoover up the room every week, knowing damn well that you never did chores before you owned game consoles.
- Nah, I have more non-gaming friends than gamers.
- SO TRUE. In fact, the cleanest area in my room is where the hardware's at.
How about you guys? How do you plead?