Following China's to combat its citizens' addiction to online role-playing games, gamers offered their perspective on the BBC's Web site. Naveed Khan of London likened his addiction to "World of Warcraft" to being an alcoholic.
"I'd get withdrawal symptoms within five minutes of leaving the game. I'd only leave for a drink, but I'd run back to my machine," he said. "I call the experience a virtual drop. You just sink and sink...But you can't deny the buzz...and it's difficult to let go...If people knew they would become an alcoholic, would they still make that first step? I think not."