Addiction

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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02.02.12
Player documents the two-headed monster of his own WoW addiction
02.02.12

Player documents the two-headed monster of his own WoW addiction

The slow, viscous slide into a life consumed by gaming has become a media tale standard, usually...

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01.29.12
Amateur documentary tackles online game addiction
01.29.12

Amateur documentary tackles online game addiction

Countless documentaries have investigated gaming addiction and the supposed dangers lurking in ma...

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11.23.11
South Korea puts the 'Cinderella Law' into effect
11.23.11

South Korea puts the 'Cinderella Law' into effect

South Korea's burgeoning online gaming market has brought the country a great deal of business su...

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