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News Clinic admits game addiction isn't an addiction

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Honestly they're "Stating the obvious, since 2008."
    It's a bit like "People die when they are killed."
     
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  3. WildThing

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    Lol, I love that picture!:hehe:
     
  4. Nexxo

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    Kind of like that. Take alcoholism: addiction or social disorder? Depends on why the person drinks. Usually it is a bit of both (and several other factors besides). Same difference.
     
  5. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    How do we fix ourselves then?
     
  6. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    play more games! :D
     
  7. jake9891

    jake9891 Loves Internet Shopping

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    Sell your gaming rig and buy 10 years old computer with integrated gpu :p
     
  8. Nexxo

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    Hey! Don't dis retro gaming machines!

    Grumble, grumble.. youngsters have no respect these days...
     
  9. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    i've sat on an 8hr session once not standing up......


    IMHO, if u know ur body limit (dont get physically sick), and more importantly, know how to manage ur priorities the bigger picture (such as, ur life), then u can play as much as u want..........
     
  10. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    quite true

    work, then family, then whatever hobby you have at the time :dremel:

    (i say work then family because you'd have much bigger problems for the entire family if you didn't work, and its the most likely case, though not always)
     
  11. Dr. Strangelove

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    hehe I remember when I was playing GW, it would come up every hour after a couple of hours saying "you have been playing for X hrs please take a break" .... the only problem with that feature was that quite a few people took it as a challenge to get it as high as possible.

    I do like the fact that this clinic has realized that it may actually be an issue with society not only the person who is playing a lot.
     
  12. Slyporkie

    Slyporkie Fear not the bacon

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    Strange how they say "Gaming is not an addiction" then in the next sentence "we treat it the same way as other addictions, such as drugs and alcohol"... paint me confused??!!

    One more thing:
    Aren't using drugs and consuming alcohol as much a choice as playing games?

    Do these guys get paid for their "research"?

    How much?

    What qualification do you need?

    Can I get a job?

    Money for jam...

    mmmmmm... jam!
     
  13. Nexxo

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    Basically, drugs and alcohol are an addiction for a given value of "addiction". They can also be interpreted as a social disorder, just like gaming "addiction". And addictive behaviours are a choice --for a given value of "choice". It's all relative, y'know?
     
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