#Gaming Addiction


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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" ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...



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...


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...


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...


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Dante Kinkade

HA! buzzfeed had to delay having the stocks go public because they arent making much Hopefully this means this pile of flaming crap will die off sooner then


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So since nobody could figure out the words on the last poster, the explanation (Sort of) is on the Plus, I need the permission of Hypno and Dennis Carden (Nekro) for their real-life face usage on the next


This comes from January of 2013 and is from Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White One of the most beautiful games ever made, it was hard not to love this game Its animations, music, and world are all #ScreenshotSaturday


My mom told me she bought a new microwave oven for All I could think was: damn, microtransactions are getting out of hand!


Robotics;Notes is finally coming West! Absolutely *adoring* the amount of niche Japanese games that end up getting localised these

Steel Squirrel

Remember online passes? I was looking back at my PS3 library and saw some and remember thinking back then how shitty I thought they if only online passes were the issue these Theyre pretty shitty, yeah, but how far weve


A modern art piece by yours I call it: My Cat Sleeping As I Take a Stupid Picture of it in Black and White

Dennis Carden

It may not be #ArbitraryMetalTuesday just yet, but have some Goblin Cock, anyway! Weekends are always better with Goblin Cock, trust

CaimDark Reloaded

After a break to play Fallout, I try again, join 3 Japanese randos in the 2 tempered Bazels assignment, and the hunters completely wreck The first died as soon as I arrived 7 minutes in! Two of them were 100+ rank using Flying Kadachi



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