When I got hooked on Morrowind in middle school it occurred to me to quicksave before a test at school.

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    2 months ago

    That is a pretty bad description of the Tetris effect. Also incredibly misleading. The very short description from Wikipedia reads:

    The Tetris effect occurs when someone dedicates vast amounts of time, effort and concentration on an activity which thereby alters their thoughts, experiences, dreams, and so on.

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      2 months ago

      Sounds pretty accurate to me. The phenomenon op is asking about is a facet of that effect.

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        2 months ago

        Really? “Urge to do moves/actions from it in real life” is the same as thinking or dreaming about it?

        From my experience with the Tetris effect, not one occurrence fits his description, but I experience the Tetris effect in most weeks in my life. That’s why it feels like such a disconnected description for me.

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          2 months ago

          I agree they’re not 1:1 but imo you can’t feel the “actions in real life” part without being heavily incepted by a video game’s loops, like in your thoughts and dreams.

          But I get it a lot less because I don’t game as much these days