11-year-old Played Too Much GTA, so the Family Gave Him a Real Car
Paul Wozniak, 04 March 2020, 21:58
British police have reported the arrest of an 11-year-old boy who was driving a car in one of the car parks in Lancester. According to the information, he was allowed to do so by a relative who was fed up with the fact that the child was spending the whole day in front of a console, playing GTA.
UK's Healthcare: Lootboxes Expose Children to Gambling Addiction
Paul Wozniak, 19 January 2020, 21:51
England's mental health director, Claire Murdoch, claims that lootboxes in video games put children at risk of becoming addicted to gambling. Thus, she calls for the companies behind such games to take appropriate action.
Gaming Disorder Survey Reveals Most Addictive Video Games
Peter Doron, 13 January 2020, 14:59
Clutch conducted a survey on „gaming disorder”, a new disease to be included in the International Classification of Diseases in 2022. Thanks to it, we got to know potentially the most addictive video games.
China Introduces Curfew for Underage Gamers
Konrad Serafinski, 07 November 2019, 13:45
The Chinese government is introducing a „curfew” for minors who play too much multiplayer titles. Legal restrictions on gaming time have been imposed on young players.
Co-founder of Devolver Digital: If we're Going to be Drug Dealers, Let's Offer People Psychedelics
Paul Wozniak, 05 November 2019, 20:47
At Reboot Develop conference, Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson compared developers to drug dealers and their productions to addictive drugs. He also asked for thoughtful serving of content that would broaden the horizons of players, and not only take their time and money.
Oxford University: Obsessive Playing is Not Illness
Christian Pieniazek, 22 October 2019, 20:50
Research by the Oxford Internet Institute has shown that there is currently no evidence that excessive gambling is a illness. Instead, they argue that it is merely a symptom of wider problems unrelated to video games.
A Clinic For Treating Gaming Addiction Opens in UK
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 October 2019, 23:15
The British Health Service has announced the opening of the country's first clinic for technology addiction. The facility will treat cases of addiction to video games, social media and the Internet in general.
Epic Games Accused of Not Telling us Fortnite Might be Addictive
Bart Swiatek, 07 October 2019, 12:05
A Canadian law firm accuses Epic Games of deliberately making Fornite an addictive game and not informing users of the resulting threat. Lawyers are preparing a class action lawsuit, indicating, among other things, this year's World Health Organization ruling and a similar case against a cigarette manufacturer.
Industry Wants to Remove Gaming Disorder From IDC-11
Frozen, 29 May 2019, 20:39
In response to the World Health Organisation's decision to classify gaming addiction as a disease, the American ESA, in agreement with several other institutions, issued a statement calling for the withdrawal of the controversial decision.
Prince Harry Says Fortnite Should be Banned
Adrian Werner, 06 April 2019, 23:50
Prince Harry provoked the ire of gamers by stating that Fortnite is created to addict and such games should be banned.