I knew the absolute only way this was going to be possible was if I stopped playing video games all together, so I decided that was exactly what I was going to do, and in October 2007 I quit them cold mother fuckin’ turkey. There were days when I had a massive desire to go play, but I had to stay committed to not touching any of them no matter what.
This is something I found out in September 2009, when I started to play them again. I moved out there to get away from Calgary and to experience something new.
It was also a challenge to myself to see if I could move to another city and make new friends.
He joked about buying the game again so we could play.
I told him not to do it, because I wasn’t playing any games anymore. I was laughing on the outside but inside I was pissed. I gave in and played a few games with him, where he absolutely crushed me.
When you have nothing else to do on a Friday night, what do you do? When you come home tired after working 9–5, what do you do? When you’re looking to just relax for a minute and kill some time, what do you do? And soon this turns into a major addiction, and one of the hardest ones to break.