Yes, I'm a gamer who's turned into a psychopath and anti-social. Of course, i have played a lot of games and killed a lot of binary data in there, but my reasons for being anti-social are different. Even if games didn't exist, I'd choose to be anti-social. Humans are animals who are more often than not in the wrong. THey deserve to know what it's like to be always doing the wrong thing.
As far as being a psychopath goes, well...I wouldn't exactly say I'm a psychopath. Psychopaths have no empathy, and a person dead in front of me won't make one iota of difference to me, but I do get hurt. Whenever I see someone hurt, even I do feel hurt. I do have empathy, but it's a bit complicated to explain.
Still, games are not wrong. It is you who is. A controlled person can also play Counter-Strike, kill hundreds, if not thousands, of players, and a gaming addict can also do that. Games are meant to entertain and these days, made for their replay value. It is we, who decide to see it as entertainment and control ourselves, or see it as a form of escapism, an outlet for our anger, or dis-satisfaction with life, or any other reason. It is WE who can keep and lose control. It's always in our hands, we decide to hold it or lose it. Games are games, it is we who think they're bad. Games are nothing but binary data in a magnetic form. Pretty non-sentient, to be exact.
Like guns don't kill people, games don't ruin someone's life. It's a person holding the gun who pulls the trigger, same way, it's a person holding control over themselves is who decides to keep it or lose it. Nothing's ever good or bad, it's our thinking which makes it so. I am not saying that people ignoring their families are not wrong, but there's a difference between good, bad, right and wrong. Good and bad stem from emotion, right and wrong stem from logic. What is right may not feel good, what feels good may not be right, same goes for the bad and the wrong.
Ultimately, everything is relative and situational. Everything depends on the situation and how you react to it...which is your perspective. Killing a person is one result, but situations can be different. A murderer kills for his own self, while a person in danger may kill for self-defence. The end result is the same, the situation differed.
Ultimately, controlled people or addicts, both are doing the same - playing games. The situation is, the controlled people have it in them to control themselves, the addict has lost control.
Always remember, folks...everything is situational and relative. Also...most of the time, people don't need advice, 'cause when they do, they ask. All they need is a hand to hold, a ear to listen and a heart to understand them. Of course, there are many situations where talking does nothing, but as I said...everything is situational and relative. Being in the shoes of the other person might help. Looking through someone's eyes, to be exact.
“It’s not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether” - Paul Lemberg.
"You've only got 3 choices in life - give up, give in, or give it all you've got." - My friend, JC.
"Everything is situational and relative" - AMNeSia.