Warcraft-Playing Ph.D Candidate has Some Questions for You About Gaming…

An East Carolina University doctoral student studying MMOs and video game addiction is looking for survey participants to help in a key component of his dissertation. Notably, the researcher conducting the survey is himself a World of Warcraft player. » 11/11/12 2:00pm 11/11/12 2:00pm

Is It Possible to be Addicted to Games and Yet Not Play Them?

Reader Josh H., a college sophomore, says he's been gaming and making videos for years, so he sent us this one. It's alright—I'm not sure it says anything we didn't know already, as the Pile of Shame is a commonly understood concept for most any serious video gamer. » 9/29/12 6:00pm 9/29/12 6:00pm

Dad Asks For Advice on Son’s Minecraft ‘Addiction’, Gets Told to Help…

Kid loves video game, spends lots and lots of time with it. Parent frets over kid, thinks offspring might've fallen prey to the bogeyman of video game addiction. It's a scenario that probably plays out in thousands of homes. Maybe even yours. One father went to Quora, where questions get asked and answered by site… » 7/25/12 5:00pm 7/25/12 5:00pm

Good Advice For Combating Video Game Addiction

While it's easy to find mainstream media attacking video games for no reason, it's also undeniable that video games can be an addictive hobby, especially for young children. » 4/13/12 4:00pm 4/13/12 4:00pm

Korea Institutes National Curfew For Kid Gamers

South Korea this week passed a new law that would ban children under the age of 15 from playing online games between midnight and 6 a.m., The Chosunilbo reports. » 4/21/11 11:00am 4/21/11 11:00am

Chinese Internet Addicts Stage Daring Boot Camp Escape

A group of adolescents interred at an internet addiction boot camp rose up against their oppressors last week, restraining their supervisor and fleeing the facility to taste sweet, sweet freedom. At least until their parents sent them back. » 6/08/10 11:40am 6/08/10 11:40am

Are You Addicted To Video Games?

Educational advertising, as effective as it ever was, as seen on the wall of a high school via Reddit. Makes me want to gel my hair up and break out the Xbox. » 4/05/10 5:20pm 4/05/10 5:20pm

The Disturbing Ways Our Video Games Addict Us

Have you ever spent so much time playing a video game that you felt like a caged rat? That means it's working. Cracked's David Wong takes a serious look at how and why our video games won't let us go. » 3/08/10 5:20pm 3/08/10 5:20pm

I Kept Playing - Reader Response

Yesterday I posted an article titled I Kept Playing - The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction." The response from our readers has been so overwhelming that I felt I should take the time to address it. » 10/20/09 8:00pm 10/20/09 8:00pm

Ozzy Tells Kotaku of His Secret Video Game Addiction

During our post-BlizzCon interview with Ozzy Osbourne, the rock legend revealed that he had once been addicted to a video game. Help us figure out which game that was. » 8/24/09 2:00pm 8/24/09 2:00pm

Halo 3 Shooter's Attorney Argues Insanity Due To Video Game Addiction

Defense attorneys for 17-year-old Daniel Petric, who stands accused of killing his mother and shooting his father in the head, argued yesterday that the teen's video game addiction directly led to the incident. » 12/17/08 12:20pm 12/17/08 12:20pm