Monday, May 14, 2007

48 hour research - game addiction

Ok, here´s my problem: I have (less than) 48 hours to learn more about game addiction. Apparently, I will be taking part in a debate about it. Not sure if that´s about online-gaming only. I have found:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_addiction
http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20070105/clark_01.shtml
http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20060228/clark_01.shtml

Edit:
http://blog.pjsattic.com/corvus/round-table/#1105
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/issue/27

Overall, my current position is that game addiction is a reality and, although overinflated, exageratted by sensationalist media, is not taken seriously by part of the industry and researchers - something that actually harms the reputation of this field.

I know about the de-tox clinics, death cases (mostly in Asia for some reason). I also know about the positive effects of online gaming - or most gaming for that matter - socialization, participation, development of cognitive skills, etc.

What else can be said? What kind of clarification can anyone give me?

Thanks a lot!

4 comments:

Corvus said...

Game addiction was one of the first Round Table Topics in November of 2005:

http://blog.pjsattic.com/corvus/round-table/#1105

There's some great entries there, maybe they'll help.

Chico Queiroz said...

Thanks a lot, Corvus! I just added it to the list. Now I hope 48hs is enough for me to read all that :)

Take care!

Corvus said...

Be sure to let us know how it goes!

Chico Queiroz said...

I will! it seems now that the subject won´t be only focused on game addiction, but games, generally speaking.

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