Video game addiction isn't technically a medical condition, but it's well documented that excessive video game playing creates addiction-like habits. While gaming itself isn't bad, it's easy to get caught up. Learning to spot these habits will help you to control your own gaming and help others!
The main effect of a gaming addiction is that it distracts the player from completing simple and necessary tasks. One common issue is the effect on personal hygiene. An addicted gamer doesn't care about things like:
As a result, addicted gamers have developed a reputation of bad body odor, pimpled faces, and overall filthiness.