Gaming addictions result in personal, family, academic, financial, and occupational problems that are characteristic of other addictions. Impairments of real life relationships are disrupted as a result of excessive use of the Game. Those suffering from video game addiction spend more time in solitary seclusion, spend less time with real people in their lives, and are often viewed as socially awkward. Arguments may result due to the volume of time spent playing. They may attempt to conceal the amount of time spent playing, which results in distrust and the disturbance of quality in once stable relationships. Additionally, gaming can become very costly, resorting in financial consequences. Much of the equipment needed to play video games designed for prolonged use can be quite costly and many MMORPGs charge monthly subscription fees.
A video game, like most other forms of media, may be categorized into genres . Video game genres are used to categorize video games based on their gameplay interaction rather than visual or narrative differences.   A video game genre is defined by a set of gameplay challenges and are classified independent of their setting or game-world content, unlike other works of fiction such as films or books. For example, a shooter game is still a shooter game, regardless of whether it takes place in a fantasy world or in outer space.