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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Telegraph reports that Britain has gone and opened its first computer rehab clinic Broadway Lodge in Weston-super-Mare, England.
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.
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.
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.
The Boston Globe has an intriguing question and answer session up with Dr. Jerald Block, who specializes in online video game addiction.