Addiction

09.23.13
Research suggests MMOs may 'encourage pathological game use'
09.23.13

Research suggests MMOs may 'encourage pathological game use'

Researchers at the University of Missouri have authored a study suggesting that MMORPGs are "the mo...

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08.13.13
The Soapbox: Gaming addiction isn't about games
08.13.13

The Soapbox: Gaming addiction isn't about games

When I was 21, I was miserable. I was stuck in a long-distance relationship with someone I couldn't...

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08.13.13
The Daily Grind: Have you ever fallen into unhealthy play habits?
08.13.13

The Daily Grind: Have you ever fallen into unhealthy play habits?

Pretty much no one who plays video games regularly likes to be called a game addict. There's a stig...

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08.06.13
Psychologist asks designers to shorten quests to fight addiction
08.06.13

Psychologist asks designers to shorten quests to fight addiction

It's impossible to play video games without noticing that some people have downright unhealthy gami...

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07.15.13
Drama Mamas: Games vs. relationship
07.15.13

Drama Mamas: Games vs. relationship

Drama Mamas Lisa Poisso and Robin Torres are experienced gamers and real-life mamas -- and just as...

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11.10.12
Are MMORPGs addictive? East Carolina University wants to find out
11.10.12

Are MMORPGs addictive? East Carolina University wants to find out

Certainly there's a lot of anecdotal evidence that people are addicted to the Internet, and even...

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05.16.12
Editorial: I can never play Diablo 3
05.16.12

Editorial: I can never play Diablo 3

This is an editorial based on Dave Hinkle's personal experiences with 2000's Diablo 2. Joystiq's rev...

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02.12.12
Blizzard admits to 'grossly underestimating demand' for World of Warcraft in 2004
02.12.12

Blizzard admits to 'grossly underestimating demand' for World of Warcraft in 2004

If World of Warcraft is credited with a smooth initial launch, that's only because time tends to...

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02.03.12
Study links MMOs to 'problem' game-playing
02.03.12

Study links MMOs to 'problem' game-playing

Despite the fact that video game addiction lacks both a definition and a diagnosis, "researchers...

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