“Before we get to your car questions,” my former next door neighbor, Terrance, said, “I need to tell you both something. My wife left me. My kids won’t talk to me. I lost my job. I embezzled almost a half a million dollars because I’m addicted to BMWs, and have been hiding them all over the state. I’ll probably be…
My name is Michael Fahey, and while I am not a Destiny addict myself, I’m beginning to suspect I work with several of them. Maybe Rooster Teeth’s imaginary support group can help.
Is it possible for someone to actually be addicted to the Internet? I mean, we all love our phones, and maybe I check mine whenever it buzzes, but is that the same as being addicted to alcohol or drugs? I've heard of people being so addicted to video games that they forgot to eat or feed their kid.…
The South Korean government released a public service announcement that's about video game addiction. It pissed people off.
Love Child, HBO's new documentary about a notorious case of video game addiction, first aired last night. Now that the film is out in the open for all to see, let's talk about it! If you had the chance to see the movie, I'd love to hear your thoughts. You can read my take here.
One day in March 2010, news began to surface that police in South Korea had arrested a couple for the death of their daughter Sarang, the Korean word for "love." She was only three months old. By the time her parents called local authorities to report her death, she was severely underweight—dropping from her birth…
You like the internet, right? Why not spend your summer in camo, learning to ween yourself from it.
Video game addiction has never received an authoritative classification in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the American Psychological Association's criteria-setting publication on all things related to mental illness. But that hasn't stopped Americans—health-conscious and prone to…
We all know Candy Crush Saga is addictive, but have you ever wondered why?
According to some Concerned Experts, the ubiquity of online games with easy-to-circumvent age limits is giving children adorable widdle gambling problems. They grow up so fast!
Luckily, that didn't stop Anthony Rosner.
If you've ever wondered how addictive cigarettes are, look no further than this turtle.
This week, South Korean politician Shin Eui-jin announced a bill that stipulated alcohol, online games, gambling, and drugs need to be strictly regulated. The reasoning? They are a source of addiction, the legislation argues.
Before last year I had never seriously played a social game. I was never interested in Bejeweled or Farmville (as the later just seemed to be a lazy version of Harvest Moon to me) or any other Facebook/mobile game.
A mother got shafted with a whopper credit card bill after her son racked up charges playing an online game, Asahi News reported earlier today.
It's 4am. I'm lying down in bed, barely holding up my 3DS.
What is gaming addiction, exactly? There is an easy answer to that question, but there is also, naturally, much debate about whether or not it is even a thing.
The moment my iPad or iPad Touch's screen illuminates my finger hones in on the blue icon with the pencil, ruler and paintbrush formed into a stylized 'A', no matter what my previous plans for the device might have been. I know the shop lurking behind the icon is only updated at certain times, but I have to look…
This is an intervention. While most of the gaming world has thankfully moved on from stupid countdown clocks designed to drum up silly publicity for forgettable games, Square Enix still clings to them. It's time for Square Enix to stop. Enough!