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World Health Organization’s gaming disorder classification causes discord within South Korean government

The World Health Organization's recent decision to recognize gaming disorder as a mental health issue in the most recent revision of its International...

Academics argue WHO’s ‘gaming disorder’ classification could cost South Korea billions

Over the last couple of years, we've been covering the science behind gaming addiction and more specifically the World Health Organization's attempt to insert...

China reveals new regulatory system for online video games after more than a year of confusion

For the last year and change, we watched in slowly dawning horror during China's big game "freeze," when bureaucrats shut down avenues for...

EVE Evolved: EVE Online has a gambling problem

The gambling debate has kicked off again in EVE Online, this time in response to the annual Guardian's Gala event that's currently running...

Gaming behavior scientists gather for ‘Video Game Debate’ panel at PAX South

Depending on whom you're listening to, it's possible to think that things like "gaming addiction" and "gaming aggression" are incontrovertibly settled science. It'd...

UK parliament committee seeks submissions about gaming addiction

Back in December, the UK House of Commons committee responsible for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) announced it was poised to begin...
I can stop any time I want.

For Science: How gaming addiction is influenced by emotion and pride

Video game addiction isn't as easy to treat as heroin addiction. That's one of the big takeaways from a recent Reddit AMA with a...

Academics argue WHO’s ‘gaming disorder’ is arbitrary, criticize lack of evidentiary transparency

Researchers and self-regulatory bodies are continuing their denouncement of the World Health Organization's plan to classify "gaming addiction" as a "gaming disorder." The...
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The Soapbox: Six responses to the ‘gaming is wrong/evil/an addiction’ argument

I recently went on a rant about gaming, but it wasn't directed at gaming. It was in defense of gaming. I am so weary...

Academics debate WHO ‘gaming disorder’ classification and global political implications

Remember how the World Health Organization is angling to classify gaming addiction as a "gaming disorder"? Researchers and self-regulatory bodies have been pushing back...

WHO attempts to defend its proposed ‘gaming disorder’ classification

At the tail end of last year, we caught wind that the World Health Organization is planning on classifying gaming addiction as a "

HEVGA argues WHO’s proposed ‘gaming disorder’ classification scapegoats and stigmatizes games

Is gaming addiction a thing worthy of its own classification? The World Health Organization is thinking about saying yes in its update of...

Academics weigh in on ‘gaming addiction’ claims

We've previously discussed that according to the Manual of Mental Disorders and the industry standard Diagnostic and Statistical Manual...

Academics and addiction experts weigh in on ‘pay-to-loot’ gambleboxes and lockboxes

"Pay-to-win" is old news now -- game designers' new plan for hoovering all the cash out of our wallets is "pay-to-loot." According to IGN's...
Oh, that's who she is.

A cautionary tale on video game addiction

No matter where we come from or our walk of life, all of us reading this site have one thing in common: We have...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Online games and internet addiction

Massively OP's overview of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate last month was just the beginning of our coverage of...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Modern online game research

Late last year, I published on Massively-that-was a set of articles addressing current research on the relationship between shyness and online game friendships,...

The Daily Grind: What’s the most addictive collection minigame you’ve played?

I've been playing a lot of Assassin's Creed: Rogue here lately, and while it's certainly no MMO, it has managed to remind me of...

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