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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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Dtoid forumite loves herself some Nintendo

Virutalgirl, a member of our very own Destructoid Forums, recently posted the results of a long-term timeline project for her graphic design class. The assignment? To create a three-dimensional display that chronicles the timeline of somet...   read

 
 
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Company of Heroes follow-up confirmed; Summa does happy dance

Fact: I love PC RTS games.Fact: I love Company of Heroes and what it tried to do with changing the way RTS games are handled.Fact: THQ loves me so much they decided to keep on keepin' on with the series and I couldn't be happier.&nb...   read

 
 
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Subliminal audio to treat gaming addicts, subliminal audio addiction on the rise

The Korea Times, by way of Boing Boing, has an article about a company called Xtive that claims to have developed a system of subliminal audio cues designed to combat video game addiction. They claim that the messages are played 10,000 - 20...   read

 
 
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Finished Titanfall 2 and despite some issues with a thing near the end of the campaign overall I really liked the games Overall, no its not better than DOOMs SP but its a pretty fun SP

 
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So not only is Disney XD doing a Pokemon marathon tomorrow with the most recent movie and the first 2 episodes of Sun and Moon, but thats the same day the Magearna promotion Sweet!

 
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Never played Nier, because I got put off by the different regional versions Would it be worth playing the EU-PS3 one, even though some douche spoiled me on the main twist?

 

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