Never get a sense of satisfaction that you beat a particularly tough boss, or relief that you managed to save the game just before you died?[/quote:436eccf165]
Definitely know what you’re talking about here, I get that “high” when i’m really into the game. A few gamers i know have also said they’ve had dreams about a game they were playing after a particularly long session (myself included). So i think it definitely does affect your sleeping patterns/behaivour .
I’d say the reason drugs are tied in with gaming is all about the situation and what people want to experience. Cannabis seems to be the most popular with gamers probably because you could smoke it, relax and still play without being wound up to your eyeballs. Some people also say it enhances music/films so the same could be said about games.