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    1:30 PM on 08.09.2012

    Kid keels over after four-day Call of Duty marathon

    In science news, did you know that if you play Call of Duty for four days straight without drinking, you're ten times more likely to be hospitalized with dehydration? A teenager in Columbus, Ohio found that out just this week...

    Jim Sterling

    6:00 PM on 03.05.2012

    The importance of sitting properly while gaming

    I spend a lot of time sitting down, as typing would probably be a bit uncomfortable if I was standing up. Sometimes, just to mix things up, I cross my legs. I'm a maverick. I never once thought that I was putting my big ol' ...

    Fraser Brown

    11:04 AM on 04.28.2011

    BritToid Ep 9: Keep calm and have UK resistance

    Ladies and gentelmen as the Royal wedding is upon us here in the glorious Untied Kingdom we decided this was the perfect time to further celebrate our Britishness by bringing you episode 9 of BritToid: Destructoids British ga...

    Hollie Bennett

    1:20 PM on 03.10.2011

    Psychologist: Gaming is the 'silent killer'

    Readers with a memory for bullshit might recall Steve Pope, a former drug addict and psychologist who said that two hours of gaming was comparable to doing a line of cocaine. Now he's back, claiming once again that your "Game...

    Jim Sterling

    12:00 PM on 11.17.2010

    Korean Internet gamer kills mother, then himself

    A fifteen-year-old Korean boy murdered his mother, then killed himself, following a dispute over Internet games. The mother scolded the boy after playing too many games this past Monday night. The fight escalated, with the so...

    Jim Sterling

    10:40 AM on 05.25.2010

    Two hours of gaming = doing a line of coke

    An absurd little article has been spewed up by the Lancashire Evening Post, where two hours of videogame playing has been directly compared to doing a line of cocaine. The story claims that a young boy was "tormented" by his ...

    Jim Sterling

    1:00 PM on 03.04.2010

    Baby starves to death while parents raise virtual child

    A man and a woman have been arrested for letting their infant daughter starve to death while they raised a virtual child in the online game PRIUS. The Korean couple, known only as the Kims, returned home after a 12-hour gamin...

    Jim Sterling

    12:30 AM on 12.22.2009

    National Institute on Media and the Family shutting down

    One of the long-standing organizations fighting the good fight for righteousness, decency and protecting our children from those evil videogames has fallen. The National Institute for Media and the Family (NIMF), whose annual...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    10:00 AM on 11.04.2009

    UK news report on game addiction clinic upsets gamers

    Gamers are getting angry over a UK news report on the game addiction clinic that we talked about yesterday. The West Country Tonight (haha) ran a story on the clinic, based in Somerset, with the kind of "look at these crazy ...

    Jim Sterling

    9:20 AM on 11.03.2009

    Britain gets its first game addiction clinic

    Where there is a trendy new affliction, there is an expert with the answer. Thus it is that Britain is now host to its very first "game addiction" clinic in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Broadway Lodge treats about four hundre...

    Jim Sterling

    7:00 PM on 09.07.2009

    Kick your World of Warcraft habit for just $14,000!

    Where there are World of Warcraft players, there are people with dollar signs in their eyes lining up to take advantage. Cue Washington State's ReSTART clinic, a rehab center that aims to help WoW players beat their addiction...

    Jim Sterling

    5:00 PM on 08.17.2009

    Daily Mail says Britain's full of 'screenagers'

    British tabloid and glorified comic book The Daily Mail loves to attack videogames, probably because Grand Theft Auto IV has more journalistic integrity than the average Mail writer. The latest in its long line of attempts to...

    Jim Sterling

    5:00 AM on 07.29.2009

    Therapists join World of Warcraft in the name of science

    MMO addiction is a hot topic these days, and there are plenty of "experts" out there who want to "help." British Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Graham is among these brave few heroes, and he's so concerned about...

    Jim Sterling

    12:20 PM on 07.14.2009

    China ends electric shock treatment for Internet addicts

    Did you know that China has been introducing game-loving children to the wacky world of electric shock therapy? That's right -- parents have been willingly signing their children up for a course of jolts in order to stop them...

    Jim Sterling

    8:00 PM on 06.21.2009

    MTV True Life to cover game addiction, wants you

    Bitching about MTV is pretty much something everyone loves to do except for tween girls, but to be honest ever since Singled Out there's been a show on there that I'd watch, and now that there are practically no music videos ...

    Matthew Razak

    9:40 AM on 01.08.2009

    Someone hasn't learned: Cooper Lawrence talks videogames on FOX again

    It's been a while since FOX found an excuse to talk rubbish about videogames, but luckily if you can't find something real to talk about, you've always got "videogame addiction" on standby. Not only that, but FOX ...

    Jim Sterling