Internet and gaming addiction may result in aggressive behavior when unable to play or use the internet. Some cases resulted in murder of family members and store robbery.
Make no mistake, this is a real addiction and if you limit a game time to an hour a day, that is the same as an alcoholic saying they will have just one drink. It does not work. If you recognize that gaming has taken over your life and you are ready to become a survivor, seek out the correct treatment and change your life, then you will need to learn to manage your behavior in a world profuse with computers.
There have been cases cited that show the extreme nature of video game addiction. These include a US teenager who shot his parents, killing his mother, in October 2007 after they took away his copy a video game, a South Korean man who collapsed in an Internet cafe after playing an online strategy game for 50 hours, a man in China who died after playing online games for 15 days consecutively, a 13-year-old boy from Vietnam who strangled an elderly lady with a piece of rope because he wanted money to buy games, and many other cases in the United States involving angry teenagers attacking family members over games and consoles. It should not be overlooked that these incidences may also have to do with other mental illnesses, but the fact is that addiction played a role in these tragedies.
These resources are intended to help people cope with Internet and gaming addiction: