When one of World of Warcraft’s top ten guilds recruited Cam as their chief hunter, his suicidal thoughts surged. To earn the enviable invitation, Cam had spent 16 hours a day grinding on WoW, to the detriment of everything else. He told his father he’d scored a job at a local restaurant, but every day after his dad…
And you thought gaming unto exhaustion was a phenomenon restricted to Asia. Well, somehow, a 15-year-old Ohio boy gamed so hard on Modern Warfare 3 he required hospitalization for dehydration.
Is gaming addiction a real psychological affliction that should be recognized by the American Psychiatric Association? According to some studies as many as ten percent of all gamers could be considered gaming addicts. A new study from Texas A&M's Christopher J. Ferguson explains how those studies are doing it wrong.
Early this morning we reported on a new study that claims one in ten children are engaged in pathological gaming, prone to serious mental health issues. How does CNN handle the study?
In October I told the story of the EverQuest addiction that nearly a decade ago cost me my job, my health, and the woman I loved. Last weekend I asked that woman to marry me.
We know all about people who sit at home, hooked on a game they don't want to stop playing. We know some of these folks well. But what if the game you're hooked on can travel with you?
Another celebrity couple is said to be on the road to splitsville because of a console. This time, it's "High School Musical's" Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, and the "other woman" is an Xbox 360.
It's 9 p.m. and I've lost my fifth straight game of Madden NFL Arcade to the same person, each time by 30-0. My opponent has a gamerscore of more than 165,000. But it's not because she's good at football.
I guess even celebrities can be broken up with over video games. The Telegraph reports that British tennis star Andy Murray got the boot from his old lady over "seven hours a day" PlayStation 3 binges.
"I hated level 40," she said with a sigh. It was the first time we'd spoken in eight years, and she had never forgotten the night I spurned her advances in favor of gaining a level in EverQuest.
Two paragraphs is all the China Daily puts to this topic, so I can't give much context here. But the Chinese government will start "real-name registration" for online game players this year.