We’re not crazy. We lead perfectly normal lives, so we’re allowed a pass (or 10) when we escape into our virtual ones, right? At first it starts as a little bug bite in a dark corner of your brain. Soon, though, the itch begins, and the bite swells. Suddenly you find yourself unable to leave a dungeon unless every jar's been broken and inspected for items you’ll never use. And just like a bug bite, you don’t even know where or when you were bitten. It’s a special neurosis we reserve for gaming sessions: a blow off valve for when that old lady cuts you off on the freeway, the McDonald’s dude jacks up your order, or when %$#^%@#$...

We couldn't relax without our neurotic gaming habits. But what if we carried them in to real life? Maybe we already have...

Written By Ryan Woo

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