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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! The 15-year-o...   read

 
 
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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' hairy feet in d...   read

 
 
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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 gaming focused po...   read

 
 
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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 Station" is li...   read

 
 
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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 son strangling hi...   read

 
 
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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 crippling game ...   read

 
 
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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 gaming session at a ...   read

 
 
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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 report card ha...   read

 
 
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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 video'd games" ...   read

 
 
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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 hundred patients ever...   read

 
 


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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 and break the ...   read

 
 
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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 make Britain f...   read

 
 
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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 the wellbeing ...   read

 
 
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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 playing online...   read

 
 
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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 the 24-hour rea...   read

 
 
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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 has brought bac...   read

 
 
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Gentlemen, resume Byron love! Game deriding show recorded last year

Yesterday there was a bit of a stir over Dr. Tanya Byron's new TV show Am I Normal? in which videogame "addiction" was compared to heroin abuse, and WoW was written off as "childish fantasy." I didn't want to comment too...   read

 
 
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Chicken Soup for the homicidal soul: Gaming is good for you

I love the smell of years of experiential evidence finally gaining validity in the morning! Today, two researchers from Middlesex University are presenting the findings of a study involving 292 World of Warcraft players, ranging in age from...   read

 
 
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Psychiatrist urges that gaming addiction be recognized as a mental illness

Doctors are big on relying on their pedigrees to weigh their opinions as somehow more significant than those of the general public, but there are occasions in which their thoughts can hold some merit, no matter how depressing that merit may...   read

 
 
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Videogame Addiction debate on CHCH: Canadian television knows I exist

Appearing on Attack of the Show via webcam was the coolest moment in this little geek's life, so imagine the uncontrollable happy dance I did when a local Canadian TV station contacted me to appear as an expert (shows what they know) on ...   read

 
 
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Plans to classify gaming addicts as basket cases opposed by experts

A short while ago, I reported that gaming addiction could well be classified as a mental disorder if certain misguided folks had their way. Today however, Reuters relays that not only is the American Psychiatric Association sensibly call...   read

 
 
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Addicted to videogames? You could soon be officially mental!

Usually when a reviewer calls a game addictive, that's a compliment, but to some psychologists, addictive games are a crippling menace, on par with drugs and alcohol. In a new report, presented to the world via Game Life, the American M...   read

 
 
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"Dear Cosmo, I own every game ever made but am still a virgin. Help?"

Via IGN's "Ultimate Setup" series, Nate Polston has revealed to the world his 900+ game collection, and 30+ console collection. Aww Dark Wizard and Sonic CD... You remind me of a time when life was easier and games were harde...   read

 
 
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Everquest = SUICIDE RAMPAGE!

Now, we all know that video games cause misanthropy, violence and sadistic murder, but did you know that they are also the vile, sordid root of isolation, depression and suicide for some people? That's right folks, this latest bit of vi...   read

 
 
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The online PlayStation Museum ruins my life

Dear Dtoid tipster Mike, I'm a busy guy; I have work to do. I don't understand why you feel the need to ruin my entire morning by sending us a link to the online PlayStation Museum. Sure, there's plenty of great stuff here. From...   read

 
 
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