Talented Writer Addicted to Video Games and Cocaine

Tom Bissell pulls himself away from video games long enough to write of his three-year video games addiction:

I also knew that Vice City’s violent subject matter was said to have inspired crime sprees by a few of the game’s least stable fans. Other such sprees would horribly follow. Eight years later, Rockstar has spent more time in court than a playground-abutting pesticide manufactory.

I lost most of my free time in 2007 to World of Warcraft. I played in German, and convinced myself that it was a good way to improve my German language skills. Then suddenly one day, I found it totally uninteresting. Dull. Boring, even. And like that, I stopped playing, never to start it up again. I’m grateful that I don’t seem to get addicted to things.