|Bob de Graaf|
Step away from the console. Drop the Wii controller. A study conducted by the American Medical Association suggests that too much gaming could be a viable addiction. Though the authors caution that there hasn't been enough research yet to make a definitive case, and some addiction experts lambasted the idea, the report definitely makes over-play—more than two hours a day—sound like serious business. Rough estimates suggest that as many as 10-15% of gamers could be addicted. The group most at risk? The 9% of Americans involved in Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Games.
Apparently, spending three hours a day as an entirely different person in an alternate universe could leave some psychological marks. Wow. Who would've guessed that?—Gregory Mone
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