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China's General Administration of Press and Publication claims that the government's anti-game-addiction program is proving successful, as evidenced by new statistics released by the China Youth Social Service Center this week. According to the CYSSC, the proportion of people under the age of 18 pla...

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March 20, 2009 at 3:10PM

Video game addiction is a serious problem. Well, its not, but let's pretend it is. This crippling addiction apparently has such a hold on the children of Vietnam, that a clinic to help kids kick the habit has just opened there. There are currently around 50 patients there, all between the ages of 13...

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Today's episode of Dr. Phil (check your local listings) will deal with game addiction. GamePolitics notes that guests on the show will include Liz Woolley, founder of Online Gamers Anonymous, whose son killed himself playing Everquest; Wendy Kaye, wife of SOCOM's lead designer; and several others....

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Would you say that in a normal conversation, if you were to bring up the fact that you're addicted to porn, that would be more acceptable than if you were to say that you're addicted to World of Warcraft? In a recent interview with Dr. Jerald Block, a psychiatrist who specializes in internet addicti...

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I am not ashamed to be a World of Warcraft player. I spend on average about two hours a day playing the game. That takes into account the weekends when I overindulge and the weekdays when I may log in for a few arenas, if at all. I have accomplishments in-game that I'm proud of, and I find it really...

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We've all heard the warnings before: If you keep playing those MMOs, you'll become addicted, or WoW players live in their parents' basement, never to see the light of day, or you'll shoot your eye out, or you'll grow hair on your palms. Many people proclaim to know what's best for everyone else, but...

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A few months back I caught a report on NPR discussing whether video game addiction was an actual addiction. The guests on the show all agreed that it was a real phenomenon. There was even a former drug addict who called in and confessed that quitting his game was harder than quitting heroin. Althoug...

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