seems a lot of people agreed, and a a few don't.
this is my 2 cents on the matter.
there are games out there that cause heat to fling around like shit hitting a fan in the literal sense.
anger, games breaking, houses breaking, people hitting themselves, "fuck you and fuck your mother i hope you get cancer omgomgomg !!!"
3dx could be listed under "games" yes, and you can treat it like one.
but the same goes for gambling,yet there are clinics, rehab centers, etc. for gambling addiction.
though gambling is a collective name for all the games you play. (poker, roulette, black jack,etc)
so just as simple as that, 3dx can be listed under "virtual reality".
games have goals, and things to do to reach that goal.
in call of duty, you shoot people and get points for it.
in world of warcraft you train and get better and defeat bosses etc.
in 3dx you don't have a goal, only things you desire.
and the way to achieve these things is to socialize, interact, and to become close to each other, to keep doing it.
whether you want to or not, you must interact with people to gain something from them...which in 3dx, is intimacy.
that way, people can get emotionally affected very quickly.
and for some people it's hard to let that go because they can express themselves better here, because there are no true consequences for your actions.
and the love and care and so on you gain from your friends, for some people, is something they have missed for their whole life.
so when you get such a thing from a virtual reality, or "game", it keeps you hooked, because it releases dopamine in your brain, just as much as smoking, drugs, and alcohol do. (this is a fact)
the story i have posted, is not a thing that happened to myself, but i have similarities..a lot of them, including suicide and lonelyness
a simple thing that caused trouble for me that i needed to find out for myself, was a lack of a father, moving countries twice, not ever being able to keep a group of friends more than a year, and never truly finding someone that loved me (girlfriend/boyfriend).
when you gain those things from a "game", it suddenly turns in to something that holds much more meaning, so from that perspective, 3dx isn't a game.
in the literal sense, yes, it is a (only) a game. but in reality, it's a platform and a place. it's a digital world with no goals but lust and fulfilling desires.
you don't "play" 3dx. you live in 3dx. because you're trying to be you, and that way gain something you crave. and you gain it from the minds of other people...real flesh and blood behind the other screen.
so, to summarize.
3dx isn't a game, it's place...almost like a digital "location"
you live in 3dx and you fulfill your desires.
and when your desires are to have friends or be loved, than getting stuck is quite easily.
you don't have to be mentally unstable to get trapped like that.
just being shown something of a dream you had, is enough to trap you.
i know i am mentally not stable anymore, and 3dx helped to cause my hell.