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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…