MTV Seeks Game Addicts for True Life

MTV Seeks Game Addicts for True Life

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MTV is looking for "videogame addicts" to appear on True Life, the reality television series that documents the lives of people who don't mind flaunting their problems on national television.

Debuting in 1998, True Life "has told remarkable real-life stories of young people and the unusual subcultures they inhabit." The show has covered a range of topics since then, with episodes including "I'm on Crystal Meth," "I'm a Backyard Wrester," "Sex2K" and "I'm Coming Home From Iraq." It's an interesting mix of topics, some serious and some seemingly less so, and now the show wants to turn its attention to videogame addiction.

A message posted on RealityWanted.com outlines what the show is looking for. "Have videogames totally taken over your life? Is your game play increasingly getting out of control? Have your friends or family confronted you about your gaming habit? How about your marriage or personal relationships - are they being affected? Is it difficult to balance work and gaming time? Do you sometimes skip doing homework or household responsibilities to play? Have you played videogames as a way of escaping your problems? Has your game playing habit become so encompassing that you may need to go to rehab to kick it?" it says. "If you can identify with any of the above, MTV wants to hear from you."

This isn't True Life's first crack at gamers; in 2005, MTV aired an episode of the show entitled "I'm a Professional Gamer." People interested in appearing in this presumably less-upbeat take on the gaming scene must "appear to be" between the ages of 18 and 29, and have no qualms about airing their dirty laundry in front of millions of strangers. Sound like you? Have a look at the online casting call here.

via: Kotaku

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Wouldn't it be hilarious if they had an episode called:

"True Life: I Run a Reality TV Show (aka I am a Dick)"

Ah... if only...

And you KNOW that the person on the show will only be doing it for money. I hate stuff like this.

That show is still airing new episodes?

Wow, I didnt know this was still running.

Id probably apply, except for, y'know, Im only a visible gaming addict when I have a day off work.

Also because being on this show would be humiliating and stupid.

Ughh, not my type of thing.

MTV encouraging dysfunctional teens to take part in shows that are all about them and feed their latent attention-whore traits? I've never seen that before.

Personally speaking, even if they offered to pay me thousands, I wouldn't participate.

Should be plenty of WoW players out there that would want to take part....providing they can stop playing long enough to send their name in;)

Outamyhead:
Should be plenty of WoW players out there that would want to take part....providing they can stop playing long enough to send their name in;)

yea that will never happen. the'll probably get some douche that thinks he knows what gaming is all about but the only game he ends up playing is Madden...for 3 hours

Skizle:

Outamyhead:
Should be plenty of WoW players out there that would want to take part....providing they can stop playing long enough to send their name in;)

yea that will never happen. the'll probably get some douche that thinks he knows what gaming is all about but the only game he ends up playing is Madden...for 3 hours

There is truth in this, sad pathetic truth.

If this happens, it will be filled with those who accenuate the gamer stereotype and those who are attention seekers.

He'll be addicted to an Xbox game, to be sure. Because no one who plays the Wii ever gets addicted to anything.

The_Oracle:
MTV encouraging dysfunctional teens to take part in shows that are all about them and feed their latent attention-whore traits? I've never seen that before.

Personally speaking, even if they offered to pay me thousands, I wouldn't participate.

You've never SEEN that before?

Three words.

Super. Sweet. Sixteen.

*goes to throw up*

I wonder what kind of gamer they will get? Will he be into FPS's, RPG's, RTS'S, Racing games, Beat'em ups, or Sports games. Maybe it will be a girl gamer, in fact that wouldn't surprise me at all.

...I don't want to think about it. I hate shows like this anyway. Reality TV... it buuuuurns!

ZeroMachine:
And you KNOW that the person on the show will only be doing it for money. I hate stuff like this.

I have yet to ever, EVER meet a person who would actually qualify as a gaming "addict". I'll let you know when a guy starts hawking family jewelery or doing you-know-what in the back alley for a fiver jut to buy the newest releases...

You lost me at MTV

Morne

I was a candidate for that show, interviews and everything.
They eventually chose my friend instead, prolly 'cause I am not dramatic enough, but never got around to making the episode...

At one place we used to work, the True Life folks approached us about an episode in the equestrian lifestyle. We turned them down, mostly because the invasion of the cameras and crew would wreck the horses' and rider's training schedules. We saw their itinerary and it was just insane from a logistical point. I don't know if they ever made the episode or not, since most of the people in the business they talked to also turned them down for the same reasons. This is not my favorite show ever.

I hate documentaries with rubbish topics like this. Theres no such thing as gaming addiction, only weak people who don't know their own limits to start with.

 

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