While it can be argued that this is simply another easily forgotten piece of poor journalism, a large section of The Metro's million-strong readership will read this and believe it, yet again. Fortunately, the co-author of the study, Professor Mark Griffith, has hit back against The Metro in an interview with MCV UK, stating: "For one thing, we never said that [headline] in our paper and for a second thing, the findings don't even hint at that. The Metro, they obviously had an agenda -- because all [the reporter] said was that he just wanted to know about the negative stuff. I told him that the paper was primarily positive, or at least neutral. He said 'I don't want to know about that, I want to know the negative stuff.' "
'Gamers are trapped in virtual worlds' and The Metro loses the plot [CVG]
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