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The 10 most addictive games

- December 22nd, 2011

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You might as well face it, you’re addicted to games.

According to press release issued by Gamasutra in partnership with GamePress, 63% of gamers surveyed said they feel “addicted” to gaming, 42% admitted they often missed out on social events in the name of leveling up and 82% said they regularly missed out on sleep because of video games.

There are, admittedly, worse things to lose sleep over than enjoying a favourite pastime, but as someone whose been stood up for a date because of Everquest, I beg of you, don’t do that. It’s douchey.

Here are the 10 console games respondents said they were most addicted to. I’m a bit bummed that machine-gun toting bros beat out dragon-slaying nerds for the top spot, but it warms the cockles of my heart to learn that Tetris is still ruining people’s friendships and health after 27 years.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – 73% of gamers who said they’d played said they felt ‘addicted’ to it
  2. Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V – 70%
  3. Halo 3 – 68%
  4. Final Fantasy VII – 63%
  5. Grand Theft Auto IV – 58%
  6. Oblivion: The Elder Scrolls IV – 56%
  7. The Sims – 55%
  8. Red Dead Redemption – 46%
  9. FIFA 2012 – 42%
  10. Tetris – 39%

So what games can’t you live without?

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The return of Grand Theft Auto

- November 2nd, 2011
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Grand Theft Auto V will see the series return to the fictional city of Los Santos. Apparently Dead Rising's Frank West lives there.

It says something about Grand Theft Auto that the release of a mere preview trailer for a new installment in the series generates more buzz than some game franchises get over the course of their entire existence.

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