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Pretty much no one who plays video games regularly likes to be called a game addict. There's a stigma attached to gaming, one that makes a lot of players particularly uncomfortable. But we are frequently able to recognize when we're putting in more hours than are entirely healthy in various games....

August 13th 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Countless documentaries have investigated gaming addiction and the supposed dangers lurking in massively multiplayer titles, but it's not often that someone who's experienced an addiction talks about it himself. Third year film student and ex World of Warcraft junkie Anthony Rosner looks back on...

January 29th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Coming back to an MMO after an extended leave of absence can be a trial in and of itself. Unlike the first time, when everything is fresh and new and straight-forward, a return means that you have to unravel all of the messy threads that you left behind when you bugged out after a rage quit (I'm...

August 17th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Tweet var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/pc_games/NCsoft_sued_for_making_Lineage_II_too_addicting'; Can a video game publisher be successfully sued for releasing a game that makes players want to play it compulsively? That's the question of the hour in the USA, as Lineage II player Craig Smallwood...

August 20th 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Here at Massively, we spend a lot of time with MMOGs [Well, duh! -- ed], and even more time at our desks and computers, scouring news, doing research and all of that. By non-gamer standards, we spend an immoderate amount of our weeks in front of our monitors, either actively gaming -- or writing abo...

October 26th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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On this past Monday's episode, the Dr. Phil Show explored online gaming addiction with some special guests who have lived through some nightmare situations. As is expected with a daytime TV show like this, the focus was on the negative effects of online gaming on families, finances and a person's we...

October 21st 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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It's easy to be flippant about MMO addiction. On the surface, it sounds like a histrionic misrepresentation of this hobby of ours. Practically all of us will have erred on the side of the unwise at some time or other, putting in more hours in Azeroth, Hyboria or Paragon City than our responsibilitie...

October 2nd 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Gaming addiction is a sensitive subject with many gamers, and we'd imagine that many people who are reading this right now may have or have had concerns about their own level of gaming addition at some point. In a recent blog post over at gamezig.com, Blackwings takes a look at some of the warning s...

September 8th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments