New Study Delivers Old Figure: 8 Percent are Game-AddictedOwen Good5/30/09 6:00pmFiled to: StudyDisordersAddictedTo what my dick did23EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Look about six people to your left. Now five down to the right. OK, one of you is addicted to video games, says a study out of Australasia that ratifies a finding in one out of Iowa State University.The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Congress says that eight percent of those who play video games - one in 12 - show signs of addiction. However, the study noted that "video game addiction" is not itself a disorder but "an expression of deeper issues" in those involved in the study. An earlier study, later criticized for how it selected its participants, found about 8.5 percent of players aged 8 to 18 were "pathological gamers." The study from Down Under covered all ages.