When I come home completely exhausted from school, I just want to get away from it all. I go to my room and turn on my console. But when I turn it off, it doesn’t take long for me to feel drawn back to it.
Do video games satisfy what I think I need, or do they make me think I need them?
They give me a quick fix for a short time, but they slowly take away something big inside me. They replace my imagination. The controller in my hands makes me feel like I’m in control – steering, speeding, shooting – but in fact the controller is controlling me.
– William Lindesay