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Part of the Game Quitters network, GTS brings you everything you need to know about video game addiction, and how people have changed their lives after overcoming it.

Each week James will be covering a range of topics from industry news and surprise mechanics to companies fighting back against gaming disorder.

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    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

Part of the Game Quitters network, GTS brings you everything you need to know about video game addiction, and how people have changed their lives after overcoming it.

Each week James will be covering a range of topics from industry news and surprise mechanics to companies fighting back against gaming disorder.

    How to Stop Escaping into Video Games

    How to Stop Escaping into Video Games

    Gaming helps you escape from stress in your life. It's one of the most popular reasons why people play video games. Now there's a good side of this but there's also a downside. And often people who use gaming to escape are most at-risk of developing addictions. So in this episode we talk about how you can stop escaping into video games.

    • 13 min
    Dealing with Gaming Nostalgia

    Dealing with Gaming Nostalgia

    After you quit gaming it’s common to experience feelings of nostalgia, and this can be a problem because these emotions create cravings to play.

    One of the reasons why this happens is because gaming meant something to you, and you can acknowledge that. You don’t need to shy away and pretend gaming wasn’t meaningful, but that also doesn’t mean you need to continue to play.

    So in this episode we talk about what nostalgia is and how to overcome it.

    • 9 min
    037 - Why Are Some Games More Addictive than Others?

    037 - Why Are Some Games More Addictive than Others?

    Why do some gamers get attracted to the immersive world of Skyrim, when others only care about ranking up and getting kills? As it turns out, there are a number of external and internal factors that contribute to this, and we've created an easy-to-use addiction model for you to determine exactly why games are addictive for you!

    • 11 min
    036 - The #1 Habit to Start When You Quit Gaming

    036 - The #1 Habit to Start When You Quit Gaming

    Journaling. You'll find countless people talking about the benefits of keeping a journal every day, and honestly, I never thought I'd be one of them. I've hated journaling in the past. I could never make it stick. However, I've recently turned it into one of my keystone habits and over the last few weeks, I've seen so many positives I can't believe I didn't do it sooner.

    • 7 min
    BONUS: How to Manage Gaming During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    BONUS: How to Manage Gaming During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Millions have been affected by the Coronavirus, and with people staying at home it can be a struggle for those of you battling against video games to find support about how to navigate this situation.

    In this bonus episode of Gaming the System, Cam and Nadja got on a call to talk about how parents can manage their child's screentime during this outbreak and provide a number of practical steps for you to follow.

    • 27 min
    035 - Are Online Games More Addictive than Offline?

    035 - Are Online Games More Addictive than Offline?

    There's no doubt that some games are more addictive than others. Whether it's a fast-paced shooter like Call of Duty or the relaxing and immersive world of Skyrim, people get drawn to different games.

    In this episode I talk about whether or not some games are more addictive than others, and if so, why is that the case?

    • 10 min

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