So, I was going on one of my frequent researches and I decided to search "video games as a coping mechanism." I found this Australian article to be rather interesting because "According to The Global Video Game Play, Health and Well-being Study, hardcore gamers reported 25 per cent more depression and 15 per cent more anxiety than regular gamers." Therefore, there is some link to hard core gamers and just regular gamers. Excessive gamers sees video games as a way to escape from reality and just breathe. The article doesn't point at finger at what specific group, race or economic status play's these games, however, this group of individuals are categorized as the "Excessive Gamers." The researchers conducted an survey and excessive gamers averages "33 hours of gameplay a week." These researchers are just one of many who are looking to find the link between excessive game play and depression. If you would like to read more the link is below?