Posted in mature topics because I'm not sure how intense this might get.
I have a final paper to write for a course arguing video games as addictive.
While it's not considered a mental disorder on the DSM, I think they can be addictive but only to the relatively few.
However, I think that a majority of people are confused about it they feel as if the time spent towards playing video games is the sole sign of addiction. I believe that video games become addictive when they begin to have a negative impact on your schooling, friends, or family .
Again, the amount of time you put into a game ≠ addiction.