I have a one step solution:
Father to Son when asked if he can play Halo... well I'd say that anyway, halo blows.
⚧ C.T.L.W. You figure it out
My Endo doc went over my blood work. "I see your estrogen level is now at 315, do you feel like you have too much Estrogen now?"
I told her "... N... N.. No..." and started crying.
Do you ever refer to yourself by the name of your In-Game character, or cling to your character's name for your emails, instant messenger, etc?
If you want to discuss gaming addiction, that's one thing...it's an issue like compulsive gambling. If you want to discuss how gaming can be a "nationally recognized threat to our very existence", I'll appropriately dismiss this foolishness and continue to use my gun analogy.
Like I said, that usually stops you.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
"Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head."
- Warren Buffett