'I'm a loser in real life, but I'm 'somebody' in the game': A game addict's tale

An addict is usually hooked onto the buzz, adrenaline rush, excitement and sense of achievement that comes from the game. Photo: 123rf.com

Gary (not his real name), 22, finds playing online games more enjoyable than real life.

“In real life, I was a loser, with no girlfriend, and not good looking – just a nerd. But in the game, I was a ‘somebody’ – powerful, rich, attractive and had a beautiful girlfriend, ” he says.

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