Oh sweet old Commodore!! How much i missed thee... where are thou for life i missed thee? Will never give up gaming and never tried. Not addicted either. Once i told my boss that a friend died and spent a few days finishing a RPG game. it was a slow week at work. hm.. addiction eh? got to think about that Nowdays, i play as part of learning about software engineering - Game UI and design. games are complex piece of software that may take $40m to make and publish. Yet a lot comes down to making everything so easy to pickup that players could figure 75%+ of the gaming rules and control in 5 min, without touching the manual. strange thing though, i listen to TV/cable/sat. shows while gaming... good thing i am on 6 months sabbatical leave. now i can call gaming - My Research. giving up gaming? never.