I know lots of people that do this, but they usually do it with achievements.
Why the fuck would you bother with trophies?
Does he actually understand how Gamefly works? Because the way he plays, it'd seem like Gamefly would actually be much cheaper for him than buying and selling games. I'm always one to think that one should do what pleases him, though, so I say let him be, unless it completely spirals out of control.
for me, college was the shock i needed to lessen my gaming pace. but you said that he had a job so im assuming he's out or never went to college. anyway i would say to have an intervention or something. get a group of friends together to get him to stop, if not have a serious conversation with him and get him to let you hold on to his ps3 for awhile in a withdrawal phase
im no 'addiction' expert, i simply write my opinion
Hire a hooker to take him out to dinner.
Sneak into his house, go onto his PS3 account, and steal his PS3.
Run like hell since he sounds like the kind of guy who would rip your head off for this.
Buy a voice changer
Call him 24 hours later with a British accent and tell him you have his PS3 and if he doesn't get a job in one month then you will smash his PS3.
Or, call his family and have an intervention.
Haha! That's a hilarious Gootecks GIF~! Perfect reaction to that statement. And as for that dude's gaming addiction, he sounds pretty insane. Buying a game three times over!? Hard to believe. I'd say he needs an intervention by family and close friends.
@MXC361 said:I've recommended GameFly to him, but he said it costs too much.
Yes, it's a serious condition. Many people are addicted to increasing their virtual GamerScores and Trophy levels. Something inside their brains tells them that it is more satisfying to "complete" those small (sometimes time consuming or impossibly difficult) tasks than the actual game. They will force themselves to play poor titles just to round off those points, and they become immensely frustrated when they cannot complete them 100%.
It is not a video game addiction. A video game addiction would mean he could not stop himself from playing a game, and that it would interfere with his health, job, or social interactions.
What your friend does is ultimately up to him.
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