John spends 16 hours a day in front of a computer screen.
To maximize time for his video games, he prepares meals in the one bowl he owns and eats in front of his screen. The 29-year-old doesn’t regularly shower or clean his apartment. John’s gaming chair has a permanent imprint in the shape of his body from the many hours he sits there.
Everything in his life is molded around his gaming. He failed to finish university, spending his time playing video games rather than going to class. His current job — testing video games — is likely the only one he could hold down. Most of his friends are online, some in different time zones, which keeps him up late into the night gaming with them.
“He says his goal in life is to make more money… so he has more time to play video games,” said Jane, John’s worried sister.
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