Programming Note: National Geographic Tackles Video Game Addict Boot…

National Geographic's Taboo series looks at gaming and internet addiction in South Korea in tonight's episode, focusing on a "15-year-old South Korean boy in rehab because he's hooked on video games." » 5/09/11 3:40pm 5/09/11 3:40pm

Mom Loses Her 6 Kids Over Game Addiction, Filthy Home

A Uniontown, PA woman has lost custody of her six young children after investigators found the kids living in a filthy house littered with "animal waste." Why the deplorable conditions? The mother is "addicted" to online computer games. » 1/19/11 4:40pm 1/19/11 4:40pm

This Is How South Korean Children Battle Game Addiction

It looks like torture, and for children In South Korea that are used to playing video games non-stop, ruining their grades in the process it might be. This is where parents send their children to learn a little self-control. » 1/18/11 1:20pm 1/18/11 1:20pm

Unpaid Internet Bill Leads to Game-Blamed Stabbing

Game-blame news from Romania: a 15-year-old boy said to be "dependent" on video games stabbed to death his adoptive mother, after she refused to pay the Internet bill in hopes the disconnection would put an end to his Counter-Strike addiction. » 1/18/10 7:30pm 1/18/10 7:30pm

What the Hell is in the Water in Barrie, Ont.?

Remember Barrie, Ontario? It's the home of Brandon Crisp, who ran away after his console was confiscated, and was later found dead. It's also home to a teenager who ran away to meet his 42-year-old "soulmate" from World of Warcraft. » 1/02/10 5:00pm 1/02/10 5:00pm

Survey Says U.S. Gamers Older, Fatter than Thought

Hooray! Video gamers' average age is that of mine - 35. Less celebrated: gamers are more likely to be unhealthier, fatter, and more depressed than others. Those are the findings of - ding ding ding!!! - a new study. » 8/17/09 10:20pm 8/17/09 10:20pm

Video Game Obsession Cited In Halo Shooter's Lenient Sentencing

An Ohio judge has granted Daniel Petric a lenient sentence today, citing the teen's video game addiction to Halo 3 as a potential contributing factor in the 2007 shooting that left his mother dead. » 6/16/09 11:40am 6/16/09 11:40am

PlayStation Gets Its Own Skin Disorder

Just when you think things are beginning to look up for Sony, the PlayStation goes and gets its very own skin disorder: PlayStation palmar hidradenitis. » 2/24/09 10:20am 2/24/09 10:20am

Petric Convicted Of Halo 3 Inspired Matricide

Daniel Petric, the Ohio teen who shot and killed his mother over a dispute involving Halo 3, was convicted today of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder, and other charges related to the heinous crime. » 1/12/09 12:20pm 1/12/09 12:20pm

Game Addict Swallows Saw Blades to Commit Suicide

A 23-year-old Beijing game addict was rushed to a hospital after swallowing five pieces of saw blades in an attempt to commit suicide, the Beijing Legal Times reports. » 1/12/09 11:00am 1/12/09 11:00am

A Look Inside China's Game Addiction Treatment Centers

The Christian Science Monitor recently visited Beijing's internet addiction center to talk to the docs and addicts about the issue of, among other things, gaming addiction. » 1/06/09 5:00pm 1/06/09 5:00pm

Compulsive Gaming Is A Not An Addiction

The head of Europe's first treatment center for gaming addicts has revealed that 90% of young people who seek counseling for compulsive gaming habits aren't actually addicts at all. Keith Bakker of The Smith & Jones Centre in Amsterdam explains that while a gamers who show other addictive behaviors such as drinking… » 11/25/08 12:20pm 11/25/08 12:20pm

Dr. Phil Tackles Game Addiction

Dr. Phil loves the video games, or rather the amount of attention gamers give him when he talks about them. In today's episode he tackles the dangers of computer game addiction, with the entire show dedicated to people who play games when they probably shouldn't be. The show starts with a virtual Dr. Phil complete… » 10/20/08 2:30pm 10/20/08 2:30pm