Detox done and here's my conclusion. Beware of manipulative game design!
A curated list of games that won't overtax your dopamine.
Working on a plan for my gaming future.
Gaming is part of my cultural DNA.
Skinner's Box, Benign Envy and the science behind loot drops.
Yes, I stumbled over another hurdle but I'm still in the race.
Why do we love RPGs?
If only life was a matter of understanding ‘the system’.
Perhaps reading LitRPG offers me something that RPGs can’t?
Does reading a LitRPG press the same buttons as playing an RPG?
Pooches, pirates and prose.
Them game cravings plundered me like pirates on the open sea!
Compulsion loops and how they work in video games.
Not all RPGs are made evil… I mean, equal. ;-)
Perhaps 12 is the ‘magic number’ went it comes to video game cravings?
It’s easier for me to detox from video games than 1999 out of 2000 people. Want to know why?
There’s a very dark side to RPG mechanics and it’s no coincidence that some of the biggest time-sink games are Open World RPGs.
Sometimes its better if you don’t have an escape. Sometimes RL needs your back to the wall, your eyes front and center.
My cravings had me searching for meaning in gaming, and then I found it, in an article about the meaninglessness of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey.
What do you do when those video game cravings grow even stronger?
I’m missing my video games, but enough to crack my detox run?
Looks like I’m suffering from Dopamine Deficiency. Know what that is?
Computer Work + Computer Games = Maybe not such a great combination?
Gaming self-efficacy versus life self-efficacy. Gaming left me feeling more alert but it didn't motivate me to get my work done.
I rage-deleted Assassin's Creed: Odyssey yesterday and now I'm going to tell you why.
After rage-deleting Assassin's Creed: Odyssey I've decided it's time I took a little break from video games. I'll be doing a quick diary entry each day for the next 30 days to share how I'm feeling and what I'm doing to cope without my beloved video games.