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


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