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I loved your use of the word "echo": it's describe perfectly the mix of daydreaming and impressions left by games.

Just wondering: when does engagement become addiction? I always felt that these echoes where a clear sign of my addiction to a game (e.g. the mother of all addiction: World of Warcraft) and a warning to stop.


I think it's addiction when you're tolerating the game more than having real fun with it. Like slot machines or loot drops, you know that there's the potential of reward out there but most of the time it's just work.

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