Irony seems to fail the person who has alleged Chuck E. Cheese's ticket-dispensing games sow gambling addiction in little children, and filed a lawsuit in California seeking a $5 million jackpot.
Well, according to one expert, these games are designed to be addictive.
Quinn Pitcock, who climbed up from the rock bottom of self-described games addiction to give his NFL career another shot, did not make the final cut with the Seattle Seahawks.
Quinn Pitcock, the once promising defensive lineman who washed out of the NFL in 2008, citing games addiction, has opened up about his dark days in front of a screen. His game of choice was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
A Hawaii man is suing the makers of Lineage II, a product he says is so dangerously addictive that he played it for 20,000 hours over five years, forgetting to get dressed, bathe or call mom during that span.
Quinn Pitcock was an all-America defensive lineman at Ohio State, and a third-round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts. But he quit the NFL in 2008, at age 24. The reason? Video games addiction.
If you're near East Brunswick, N.J., a high school play being staged this weekend certainly has a modern and timely subject - video games addiction, and relationships falling apart because of it.
Wracked by sensational news reports that have made the nation a caricature for games addiction, South Korea is imposing throttling and even six-hour blackouts on 19 MMOs comprising 79 percent of the local market.
I don't completely disagree with everything Dr. Phil says for once. Confronting a Farmville-obsessed mom in danger of neglecting her kids, he said, "You have a ridiculous addiction to a ridiculous computer game." He got that last part right.
Dr. Richard Graham, a London-based psychiatrist, is so concerned about MMO addiction that he plans to provide "in-game therapy" for those hopelessly lost in the virtual world. Oh, and, he'd like Blizzard to give up some free logins.