Video game addiction, also known as video game overuse, is a term that refers to the excessive or compulsive use of computer and video games that interfere with everyday life. Instances have been reported in which users play compulsively, isolating themselves from family and friends or from other forms of social contact, and focus almost entirely on in-game achievements rather than other life events. Currently, there are no formal diagnosis of video game addiction in current medical or psychological literature. Inclusion of it as a psychological disorder has been proposed and rejected for the next version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Sub-versions of the sickness, include, "Pac-Man Fever", "Mario-Mania", & various others.