Pff - more video games are eeeeeeevil crap. While my longest ever single gaming session was a 5 hour run through Ultima Online, I’d never begrudge those who want to spend their whole lives in a game. As long as they’re not hurting anyone, who cares? Gaming nerds are harmless.
I once played Civilization III for nine hours with food and bathroom breaks.
I would not say I’m addicted though. I just did not have anything better to do for those nine hours. If I started to miss work or school to play one more level of Halo, then I would consider myself an addict.
It’s not necessarily the videogames themselves that are addicting, though. I’ve forced myself to finish godawful videogames that I otherwise wouldn’t have bothered with because I’ve reached a point in the game where it’s more a matter of pride and/or stubbornness than any psychological need.
…although I did stay up for, like, three nights in a row when I first bought Disgaea. Man, that game was crack.