Some members of the gaming community were offended by the content of a BBC TV special
written by psychologist Tanya Byron. The special spent a fair amount of time addressing the issue of game addiction. Among other things, it suggested that World of Warcraft
addicts have some things in common with heroin or cocaine junkies, and even called WoW
"a childish fantasy game."
Gaming addiction is a real problem that needs to be addressed, but it's difficult not to cringe when comparisons like that are made in a society still rampant with misconceptions and prejudices about the medium. That said, don't start demonizing Tanya Byron just yet.