Addicted To Gaming? MTV Wants You!

By Spencer . June 16, 2009 . 10:42am

imageHave video games totally taken over your life? Is your marriage being affected? Do you need to go to rehab to kick your habit? Then you could be on MTV.


MTV is scouring the Internet for people to film for True Life: I’m Addicted To Videogames (thanks for the tip Bryce!!). I realize this is easy to make fun of, but people applying to the show have life priority issues and don’t need another dehumanizing verbal kick in the face.


I’m more curious why MTV is making a mini-documentary about this. Do people really want to watch someone else playing World of Warcraft? There might be hope for a real video game channel after all…

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  • I know MTV did a similar take on this years back, but it was called “True Life: I’m a Professional Hardcore Gamer” or something like that. It featured Fala1ity (the numbuh 1 FPS gamer in the world), a man who went to bars to play tournaments of that old arcade golf game, etc.

    There’s actually a former WoW player who is now a phycharist that specializes in cases like this. She has a few interesting videos up on Youtube and gives some really thoughtful perspectives on the subject.
    Also, there’s a documentary called Second Life that’s suppose to cover this issue, too, but I haven’t seen it, yet.

    It’s an interesting subject that I only hear and read about. Being really into games myself, I find it kind of hard to see a point where it’ll actually take over my life *and* have such a negative effect (unless there is something wrong, for example, coming here everyday ;-P). Money is an obvious one, but as for anything else… I think I’m past that part of video games being a threat.

    • Aoshi00

      I would have to say “money” is the only negative effect gaming has on me.. but what’s the point of the show, politicians are going to use this to say games are bad for kids. Too much of anything is bad I suppose.

      • Some do, but the government also issues stuff like DDRs to schools once they noticed kids were getting fit off them, and developers are no strangers to police and marine forces.
        I truly believe the “smart” politicians know that video games are not the answer to youth corruption they thought it was (other than thugs shooting over Xbox systems, but they do that with DVD players and radios, etc). Now, the ones that do try to stick it to games is so that they can *regulate* them. BAD MOVE. I’m not about to go off on a tangent, but that’s not gonna happen for many reasons. But, why do they insist to push that agenda? Hmm…

  • They need to just watch World of World of Warcraft.

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