gaming addiction

The Truth About ‘Video Game Addiction’

When one of World of Warcraft’s top 10 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…

How Can You Beat A Video Game Addiction?

How Can You Beat A Video Game Addiction?

Were you one of many who accidentally spent your entire holidays playing video games? Do you have hundreds of hours sunk into Fallout 4? Do you routinely stay up until the early hours of the morning because you just find it too hard to put down the controller? You may…

The Problem With Pathological Gaming Studies

The Problem With Pathological Gaming Studies

Is gaming addiction a real psychological affliction that should be recognised by the American Psychiatric Association? According to some studies as many as 10 per cent 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…