Can't wait to get home and go from Bad screen to Good screen. [insert Bad Screen / Good Screen meme].
But then when get to our computer, console or whatever our choice of drug deliverance is and then we just.... dammit!
Nothing to play, just a library of 200 games sitting there like they didn't cost us a combined $4,000.
Then we remember we're waiting on game X and we can't wait for it, we're so excited and we want it now. It's our game, it's our Last Best Hope at joy and excitement. It's what's owed us....it's our hit and we need it now. Why is it not out yet?
We join the forums, all of them, and absorb as much of the game as we can.
We post. We contribute we consume more. It's refreshing to know we finally have what we've always wanted.
We wait, we are happy to be a part of this new and invigorating experience.
We wait, we long for it. We know it's coming, but we need it....soon.
We've waited. We've been loyal for a year....it's due now, right?
We've waited. We still love you, it's been two years. We said some things we didn't mean, but it's because we believe in you.
It's been 2 and a half years. We're done!
We get mad, because we need our drug.
We blame the developer. He has it, it's ready, he just won't give it to us!
We start to say the developer lied and the game is vaporware.
We become a troll and do everything we can to be dismissive about our drug because our drug doesn't love us back and instead of allowing ourselves to be vulnerable we go cold and distant.
Then we find a gem. It's new, different and holds our interest for a few months (best case scenario).
But it fads, and our darkness is coming back, so we rush back to our Last Best Hope and find it hasn't progressed fast enough and now we're even more mad.
We search for clues about how inept the developer is.
We scour the internet for proof that it's all but over for game x.
The game isn't out yet, we can't play it NOW so no one should play it EVER!
Our Game! Where is it!
Couple of links:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213158216301632https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/31/duty-care-warning-link-depression-video-game-addiction-mri-scan/