To get to the addiction, you just have to look around. It's the smartphone in general and not the game itself.
I'm going to draw flames, but I don't care. I have an addictive personality and can't get addicted to dumb games. Weak minds seem to be in their phones (for the most part) far more than they should, and if they're distracted by a game then they're all over it just as easily. Look, if two people standing right beside each other text on their phone instead of turning their head and talking, then a dumb game is right up their alley.
FB and it's Zynga games shouldn't be ignored either. You have all this ability, and what you chose to do is this!? I'm not giving you a cowpie so you can level up or whatever and I don't care about the shitty steak you just broiled wrong. It's really a social problem
. I know I'm the typical old man, but damnit...I grew up with a stick and it was everything to me. I also read books instead of watching cats on youtube to drain my brain. It's so easy now that you don't need to use the brain. Ever seen Mike Judge's Idiocracy
? "Ouch my balls" is really the next reality show if we keep this up.
Tisk, we were such a progressive species. Ray Kurzweil's ideas just got fast-forwarded. The pigs win...
Dumb games are just that "DUMB" I would add angry birds to that list, but I have too played dumb games before, compared to what we have now.
Angry birds has a couple of fun levels then gets down right stupid. I am sure you have found at least one other game that cost more then $0.99 that was just as dumb?
As far as addiction, I would not call it that, just a fad that will fade away like all others.
Idiocracy is sadly moving to truth. But I most enjoyed the big screen TV that must have been at least a 80" flat screen. In front of the guy eating a tub of butter, and 90 percent of the screen was commercials (we are getting there with the BS that shows on the bottom of are screens now) Even with that huge 80" TV the screen "Ouch my balls" only was shown in a small 12" part that was left for watching that idiotic show. LOL