Video Game Addiction Stories

Narrated by: Jerry Banfield
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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This book is an accumulation of various gaming addiction stories from real people.

You might laugh or you might cry when you hear lines like this: "By now TK and Keith had full blown World of Warcraft addictions by any definition, ranging from telling girlfriends they were going to bed and then staying up 10 more hours to game, to actually getting their girlfriend to play World of Warcraft with them."

You might laugh or roll your eyes when you hear quotes such as "I wondered how many times I could handle failing like this before I just gave up and settled for the first fugly bitch that came along and wanted to get married?"

I have compiled these stories to not only help people with gaming addictions, but also to bring an understanding to family members and friends of gamers. There are so many aspects of gaming addiction, and these stories encompass various people's walks with playing excessive amounts of addicting games. This book is not a traditional book. You may want to jump around to different chapters in any order to find what stories most relate to you. I have saved my own story for last, and would love for you to check it out. Female gamers might get the most out of hearing chapter four, which is a story written by a 19-year-old female. Chapter five is about a high school boy who now has to get dentures because of his gaming habits. He has turned his life around and joined the Army. For anyone who has doubts about gaming addictions, please listen to chapter eight, which includes numerous short stories about gaming addiction and can give you a quick look at what different gamers go through.

I encourage you to listen to all stories and get a better understanding of what gaming addicts go through. The idea with this book is to share stories and to gain a complete perspective on the good, bad, and the ugly of playing too many addicting games.

©2013 Jerry Banfield (P)2016 Jerry Banfield

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Very moving, very motivating

I have to say, this is the best narration I've ever heard. You can really hear the pain and desperation in every word. Being narrated by the author himself, he hasn't made the narration 'acceptable' by professional standards, so it feels more real and sincere. The story itself was very relatable - I've struggled with book and internet addiction, and the way it makes everything else seem worthless, and takes over your life... it's good to know that this is a normal part of the struggle, and that other things can be enjoyable again.