How Starfield ‘Literally Saved’ the Life of a Binge-Gaming Player
Tony Farrell had been an avid gamer for most of his teenage life. After months of consistent and hardcore gaming, however, it got to the point where it was starting to take over his life. Hours of gaming were beginning to affect his school life, stop him from forming relationships and, eventually, it became an unhealthy obsession.
By this point, Tony had been playing Starfield religiously for some time. One day, however, something happened. While playing one of the levels, a message appeared on-screen.
“You have spent enough time gaming. We think it is time for you to take a break.”
Tony was taken aback, initially not believing what he had read. But it acted as a wake-up call. He realised that he had been neglecting his responsibilities and that he had a life outside the virtual world.
He reflected back on the positive parts of his life. His parents, friends and hobbies he had neglected. And finally in that moment, he made the commitment to take a break from gaming and finally turn his life around.
Like many stories of addiction, Tony credits Starfield with “literally saving my life”. Although he had no intention of putting a stop to his gaming, Starfield issuing a warning about his excessive gameplay gave Tony the space he needed to reflect and made him realise how bad his situation had become.
Today, Tony is back in control of his life. Although he still plays video games, he has removed the danger of it becoming an unhealthy obsession. He is once again back in the real world and happily appreciating the simple things.