11 Horrifying Cases Of Video Game Addiction

11 Horrifying Cases Of Video Game Addiction

• From actual withdrawal symptoms from being
deprived from video games to murder and assault, we count 11 horrifying examples of gaming
addiction. 11 – Tunnel Vision,
• There are some crazy internet cafes in the world, for instance in Taiwan a 23-year-old
man named Chen paid for 23 hours of time at his favourite place in order to binge on World
of Warcraft. • But 23 hours later, when the staff came
to tell him his time was up, they realised something horrible, he was dead and had been
for a while, then a big commotion was raised with the staff and they called the emergency
services. • It turns out he died thanks to heart failure,
as the café was filled with cigarette smoke, but the worst thing here is that the other
gamers didn’t even notice until the forensic team showed up and they had to evacuate, the
others were so locked into their games that they didn’t even notice there was a slowly
decaying corpse in the room with them. 10 – Withdrawal Symptoms,
• A young boy, aged 12, named Brett was a huge fan of counter strike, so much so that
he spent any chance he got to play it, which I mean isn’t that crazy when you think about
it, but what is crazy is his reactions when cut off from the game.
• It only took him a few hours for him to reach an incredibly dark place, we’re not
talking about throwing tantrums he legitimately began to think about committing suicide.
• He’s not the only one that has had these feelings an addict going through video game
withdrawal can experience anxiety, irritability and depression, they can even feel physical
symptoms such as nausea and dizziness. 9 – Severe Health Problems,
• We’re not just talking about getting fat or lacking enough muscle to do anything
but wank and move your thumbs, there are some severe health side effects that can be caused
by playing games way too much. • The first and most prominent one is repetitive
strain injuries where your thumbs, fingers and/or wrists have been damaged, if you don’t
catch it and treat it early on the damage can be a life-long chronic pain.
• Then there’s all the problems that come with being sedentary, sitting down for too
long is not healthy and it can cause heart failure.
• One kid reported that he had played WoW so much that he had developed deep vein thrombosis,
where a blood clot forms due to inactivity, if untreated the clot can travel into your
brain or heart and kill you. 8 – Extreme Tetris Effect,
• For the few of you that have never heard of, or experienced the Tetris effect, it’s
this thing your brain does after playing a game for too long and you keep playing the
game in your head, this most commonly happens with Tetris.
• This isn’t really that big a deal for most people, however one woman was so focused
on where imaginary blocks would go that she drove into oncoming traffic and was t-boned
by a car. • In a stroke of luck the speeding hunk
of metal didn’t take any lives, but this level of Tetris effect could only happen to
someone completely addicted. 7 – Pyromania,
• Now before we go any further, I’m not the kind of person that believes video games
can cause violence, there’s too little evidence proving that it does and a decent amount that
proves that it doesn’t, the people committing these crimes are mentally unstable individuals
that use video games as an outlet. • Anyway, back on topic, a 17-year-old boy
was extremely frustrated after he lost a schoolyard fight, so he did what any good fire mage would
do, find some fossil fuel, pour it on his victim and light him on fire.
• He claimed he ‘lost himself in World of Warcraft’ and we he lit the kid on fire
he had ‘transformed into a fire mage’. • He was sent to prison for 8 years and
had to pay the victim and his family just over the equivalent of 100,000 US dollars.
6 – Playing a Game to Death, • This isn’t a hyperbole, there have been
numerous reports of people playing games without significant pause for so long that they die
of exhaustion. • The most notable case of this is a 32-year-old
man in Taiwan who stayed at an internet café for three days so he could play his favourite
online game. • Earlier that year another man in Taiwan
suffered the same fate after playing games for over five days in a row.
• Don’t get me wrong, I’ve binge played a game before but I can’t imagine being
so addicted to a game that I literally keep playing until death takes me.
5 – Grand Delusions, • A 13 year old was so obsessed with WoW
that he lost his mind, he wasn’t unintelligent as he had good grades at school, but that
didn’t stop him obsessively writing an 80,000 word in-character diary about the game.
• That isn’t what makes him delusional and clearly addicted, however, at some point
he thought to himself that he couldn’t bear being apart from the characters in the game,
so he left a note for his parents and jumped off a 24-story building.
• His suicide note claimed that he had gone to join the heroes of the game that he worshipped,
his parents then sued the Chinese distributor of WoW for the equivalent of 12,500 US dollars.
4 – Revenge, • During the Diablo-like online RPG Legend
of Mir 3’s peak, equipment was worth a lot of money, some of which sold for up to 10,000
US dollars online. • Zhu from China borrowed a sword from his
friend, Qiu, for a while, but then when he realised its value he sold it for $1,000,
needless to say his friend was incredibly angry.
• But Qiu got so angry that he did something crazy, he stabbed Zhu ‘with great force’
in the chest and killed him, he was then sentenced to life in jail.
• But this isn’t the only case of revenge, multiple people have been killed or injured
over disputes in games, not all of them had real money behind them either, just hours
and hours of playtime. 3 – Teen Murders,
• 16 year-old Daniel Petric got sick with a staph infection and wasn’t really able
to go outside, so his friends introduced him to the Halo series, he got hooked and wanted
to buy Halo 3, but his parents forbade him due to its mature rating.
• However, he bought it anyway in secret, he clocked up to 18 hours a day and got totally
addicted, but when his parents found out they took the Xbox and the game and locked it away
in the safe along with their handgun. • David got his father’s keys and emptied
its contents, he then walked up to his parents, who were sitting on the couch and told them
‘close your eyes I have a surprise for you both.’
• He then shot both parents in the back of their heads and then tried to cover it
up as a murder suicide, but his Dad survived and he was sentenced to jail.
• David isn’t the only case of this happening, a 13 year old boy strangled and pilfered an
83 year old woman so he could pay for his WoW subscription.
2 – Infant Death by Negligence, • Ever been so hooked into a game that you
forget about the world around you? Me too, it’s a nice feeling being immersed into
a fictional world, but when you have young children in your care you need to pay attention.
• There’s a depressingly large amount of stories about parents being so involved
with their gaming that they ignore their children for long periods of time, so much so that
they die for one reason or another. • The causes of death vary, one man left
a gun in his living room and his 3-year-old thought it was a wii toy, another left the
room to play on his Gameboy Advanced while his 10-month old twins were in the tub, but
sadly the usual cause is leaving kids to die a slow death.
1 – Filicide • Negligence is one thing, deliberately
harming your own children because they’re taking away time from your game is another,
much worse, thing. • When Tony Bragg heard his infant son screaming
during his Everquest time he walked over to him, squeezed him and shoved him in the utility
closet, he later found that he had squeezed the kid to death.
• Tyrone Spellman thought his 17-mont-old daughter had broken his brother’s Xbox,
so he did what any rational and well-adjusted human being would do, he beat her to death;
he later added the following ‘That little baby’s head cracked like a walnut’.
• Both of these men are serving long sentences in jail.


  1. I'm not having kids BC then I'm going to be the parent that names their kid after a video game character.

  2. Sometimes I will be using paint on my computer and then I will start drawing that on paper then I will make a mistake and be like DUDE WHERE IS THE UNDO BUTTON

  3. Not exactly sure if this is the tetris effect….
    But recently, after buying and playing Gmod for a good couple of hours at a time, when taking my daily walk outside I often think to myself "hmm I should no-clip up to that rooftop up there. Might be a better view"

    Then, after trying for like, 8 seconds, I think to myself, "Wait… What am I doing."

    Another example, I sometimes wish I could rewind time with Determination like in Undertale. Then I realize that absurd, and continue doing what ever I was doing.

    Yet another example, sometimes (doesn't matter if I haven't played it in a while, it just happens) I hear Minecraft sounds out of no-where.

    As a whole, I sometimes want to use features from games in real life, and I doubt i'm the only one :3

  4. Does the Tetris effect feel like an acid trip that you can't control or get out of? my brain was always flooded with crawling the the ant lion tunnels in HL2e2

  5. The tetris affect happened to me in school I was in history class and we were leaning about the civil war (England) and then I suddenly thought about ark survival evolved I thought about it so much I got up and started to look at wrist think I was going in my inventory then I got in detention for being disruptive well serves me right for being ark addicted

  6. and my parents get upset because I've been playing Pokemon 50 minutes in a row and watched a 15 minute YouTube video afterwards

  7. I'm Addicted To Games But This Gamers Had Taken A Path To Their Death WOW!!!!!!!! I'm A Gamer But I Did Not Waste My Time Playing Video Games I Waste My Time Chatting With Friends

  8. ok, people. if you are mentally unstable, have kids and are too immature to budget your time or what the fuck ever, go find a different hobby so that hobby can get blamed when you go off the rails. Seriously.

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  10. People love gaming because it releases you from physical realities such as society, reality and physical barriers. But, at the end of the day if you are an adult with a fort to keep down then you do the responsible thing and get your ass to work and look after the family you were man enough to create. If you don't have a job or kids and you think fuck it, then man up – you will never know true gratitude until you have physically earned something, my early days were in the forces and made me the man i am today, but by fucking god i love playing games online, just don't be a lazy fat cunt, man up, because the girl you always liked, or the job you always wanted is just in front of you, just go get that fucker and fucking stare holes through anyone that tries to get in your way.

  11. One time I saw this one fat dude at a taco bell with his two little girls, maybe 3 or 4 years old. I didn't pay much attention at first but this dude was playing what I assume was Clash Royale, and his daughters were trying to get his attention. This fat tub of lard just kinda ignored her and started saying something "go away.. daddy's busy" or something. this man would not look up from his phone (clearly he was finished with his food first, and was waiting for his daughters to finish, unaware that they'd been done eating for a while) after a short while his daughter was pulling his arm, telling him that they were ready to leave. the fat fuck yells at her, tells her to sit down and shut up, then goes back to his game. Then, when he loses, he yells at his daughter again, screaming in her face saying "you see what you did? you made me lose!" some parents are just fucking horrible and I feel so bad about the woman who has to sleep with this fat schlub for the rest of her life.

  12. my cousin was so into minecraft that when my brother took the controler my cousin went to the kitchen and grabbed a butcher knife and tried to Stab my brother I ended up punching him and knocking him out

  13. I admit i love playing video games, but for playing 5 days straight??? i only play for about 3 hours each day when im in the mood

    i only play ALL day when i get a new game i waited a long time for like Uncharted 4 and Resident Evil 7

  14. I have no feeling while playing games, except trying to finish the level because I'm playing geometry dash, the most "rage quit" game

  15. 5:31 – Look at the bottom…

    The three (3) is replaced with the Danger Dolan three (3)!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. 6:42 because Nintendo makes their products out of metal and gun powder.😜

  17. That thing doesn't look at all like my beloved Dolan! His face is all fucked up, and he's not shitting all over everything.

  18. I've never heard of it and didn't even realize the Tetris effect is a thing until I heard it in this video. Even though I have experienced it possibly over a thousand times

  19. After just getting GTA V I played that game nonstop for like 10 hours a day and after like a week of playing gta I finally left my house and then when I seen a cop it made me so nervous until I realized that this isn't gta anymore

  20. I noticed that is mostly guys in this situation o3o

    o3o … These people are giving guys and gamers a bad name -3-

  21. I remember watching your wow videos. Although I am subscribed to your videos, I don't often visit your channel. This time I did and I must say the quality of this video is sub par of the old videos you used to make, specifically about WoW. Either you've lost that spark because you're gaming channel has become quote un quote "successful" or maybe it's a one off. Anyway hope you take the criticism in the right way.

  22. Lol i still remember the day i looked for my hearthstone in my pocket to teleport home after going to mcdonalds 😀

  23. Scary amount of WoW things in here :¨¨DD and the fact that I've been playing it for a month every free moment…
    Also I had kinda that tetris effect after binging thru MGSV couple years ago when it came out, wanted to extract every container ever………..

  24. I Know of One Has To Do With Pokemon Go a Person Was Playing While Walking Outside My Window Wasn't Very Smart As He Wasn't Paying Attention Got Jumped

  25. Can I Rate Them Not To Bright Yes When I Was Younger I Would Get Annoyed Fur Not Being Allowed To Play My Games So I Found Myself Something Else To Do Now I'm A Professional Meme Maker

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