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Addicted

12-24-2010, 03:00 AM
#1
Joined: May 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 281
Addicted

I think I'm finally addicted to iOS gaming. I haven't been a gamer since owning a megadrive. I was wondering if anyone was up for a one week ban event lol...just need some encouragement
12-24-2010, 03:12 AM
#2
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,359
Hahaha.

A great way to fight addiction is to set limits for yourself, and to vow to never exceed those limits. You don't have to buy and play every game. Be selective, set a budget, and only buy the games you absolutely need. That's how I try to approach it. I never spend more than $20 a month on iOS games / apps.

12-24-2010, 03:21 AM
#3
Joined: May 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 281
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsharpfilm View Post
Hahaha.

A great way to fight addiction is to set limits for yourself, and to vow to never exceed those limits. You don't have to buy and play every game. Be selective, set a budget, and only buy the games you absolutely need. That's how I try to approach it. I never spend more than $20 a month on iOS games / apps.
It's not so much the buying I'm worried about. The games are dirt cheap and i normally resist the higher end games until the prices drops. It's more about the not-being-able-to-tear-myself-away factor.
12-24-2010, 04:32 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,359
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Originally Posted by dogface View Post
It's not so much the buying I'm worried about. The games are dirt cheap and i normally resist the higher end games until the prices drops. It's more about the not-being-able-to-tear-myself-away factor.
Setting limits can also apply here. Set a play schedule for yourself. No more than an hour a day. And if you go over that hour, punch yourself in the face.
12-24-2010, 06:35 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: HongKong
Posts: 345
though not a crazy ios game fan, i play it everyday...
12-24-2010, 06:58 AM
#6
Joined: May 2010
Location: In your closet
Posts: 2,691
Quote:
Originally Posted by dogface View Post
I think I'm finally addicted to iOS gaming. I haven't been a gamer since owning a megadrive. I was wondering if anyone was up for a one week ban event lol...just need some encouragement
You dogface. Lol jk.

You need to remove your credit card from your itunes account. Set yoursekf a limit, like one 25$ gift card a month, for example. Try to shrink your wishlist.

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12-24-2010, 07:05 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 105
My wife refers to my IPad as my other wife. So I am in the same boat. At least she knows I am not cheating on her and it is a fairly affordable hobby. $30.00 a month on apps is cheaper than smoking or drinking and healthier.
12-24-2010, 07:52 AM
#8
Joined: May 2010
Location: In your closet
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Originally Posted by tomheroes View Post
My wife refers to my IPad as my other wife. So I am in the same boat. At least she knows I am not cheating on her and it is a fairly affordable hobby. $30.00 a month on apps is cheaper than smoking or drinking and healthier.
Lol thats funny. Imagine that: "stop playing with your other wife and come to bed!" hahahah

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