The words "video game addiction" elicit reactions ranging from disbelief to outright rage, and especially from gamers who feel their hobby is being unfairly criticised.

By Cecilia D'Anastasio on at

The words “video game addiction” elicit reactions ranging from disbelief to outright rage, and especially from gamers who feel their hobby is being unfairly criticised. Yet first-person stories of compulsive gaming exist. In The Atlantic’s new animated documentary I Was A Winner, published today, interviewees “are embodied in animated re-creations of their gaming avatars” as they describe their struggles against compulsive gaming.