Did you know that playing World of Warcraft is addictive to its players on par with cocaine? It's true!* Too bad you don't get the by-product of a slimmer physique and coke-fueled sex benders...

But after a boy in Laholm, Sweden was hospitalized following a 20-hour-plus World of Warcraft bender, the results were clear: WoW is dangerous, WoW is wack.

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This has since lead Sweden's Youth Care Foundation to brand the massively multiplayer online role-playing game as "the cocaine of the computer games world" and send Daily Mail editors into a tizzy.

That accusation of World of Warcraft's addictive properties was levied author Sven Rollenhagen, who said: "There is not a single case of game addiction that we have worked with in which World of Warcraft has not played a part." Scary!

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It's all very alarming though. So if you like being alarmed, we'd suggest clicking over to the Daily Mail.

* Probably not actually true, except on Bizarro World.

World Of Warcraft 'more addictive than crack cocaine' as teenager suffers convulsions after 24-hour-long game [Daily Mail]