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(The Indy Channel)   CNN visits South Korea to ask the question, Is 'Gaming Addiction' A Real Disorder? Promptly comes back to America to get opinion of Irish doctor   (theindychannel.com) divider line 38
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2012-08-06 06:23:26 AM
What, no pictures of Star Craft obsessed South Koreans glued to their computers? No video of those three guys they talked to showing them going through treatment?

//CNN fail
 
2012-08-06 10:00:51 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-06 10:05:38 AM
If you belong to an online clan, guild, or gang, you are beyond help.
 
2012-08-06 10:13:55 AM

Solty Dog: If you belong to an online clan, guild, or gang, you are beyond help.


I totally know what you mean. Just the other day I got mugged by a Words with Friends gang. It was vicious.
 
2012-08-06 10:17:12 AM

Solty Dog: If you belong to an online clan, guild, or gang, you are beyond help.


Says the TotalFarker.
 
2012-08-06 10:20:38 AM

Masterstuff: Solty Dog: If you belong to an online clan, guild, or gang, you are beyond help.

Says the TotalFarker.


The first rule of TotalFark club is, don't talk about TotalFark club.
 
2012-08-06 10:21:32 AM
I loved their signs of gaming addiction article. If you are so absorbed in a game that you lose your job, it's probably a sign of greater issues in your life than just video games. Instead of blaming the destination of why someone is seeking escapism, maybe ask what they're escaping from.
 
2012-08-06 10:25:03 AM

Solty Dog: If you belong to an online clan, guild, or gang, you are beyond help.


Yeah. Humans building social groups around shared interests? That's really farked up man. Competitive game guilds are almost as bad as those weirdos that get together every week, hijack our cable, and televise their weird ball-handling tournaments. What is it they call themselves? Oh yeah; "sports teams". farking wierdos.
 
2012-08-06 10:28:37 AM

Lumbar Puncture: I loved their signs of gaming addiction article. If you are so absorbed in a game that you lose your job, it's probably a sign of greater issues in your life than just video games. Instead of blaming the destination of why someone is seeking escapism, maybe ask what they're escaping from.


I'm inclined to agree here. Compulsive gaming is far more likely to be a symptom than a cause.
 
2012-08-06 10:36:47 AM

Heron: Solty Dog: If you belong to an online clan, guild, or gang, you are beyond help.

Yeah. Humans building social groups around shared interests? That's really farked up man. Competitive game guilds are almost as bad as those weirdos that get together every week, hijack our cable, and televise their weird ball-handling tournaments. What is it they call themselves? Oh yeah; "sports teams". farking wierdos.


At least they shower and fark lots of women

/hockey player
 
2012-08-06 10:39:45 AM
It's so much easier to be a somebody online than it is in real life. The rules, boundaries and such are already set in games, so you need to follow the logical course of gaining levels or specific skills in order to succeed. Making it that much more devious are 'achievements' in games. Lord knows once the levels run out, you need something to keep you plugging into your Skinner Box, so they throw these in there.

Games are not the problem, it's the people that use them to compensate their lives from being useless. I play video games for entertainment, and make sure they don't interfere with real life. Years ago I was super addicted to games, but it wasn't the games fault. Once I got help for my real issues, addictions to things like drugs, alcohol and games seemed to disappear.
 
2012-08-06 10:41:25 AM
To understand why South Korea has gaming addiction, you have to understand Korean culture, history, the education system (including hagwons), and the current job market. Once you have that understand and still want to try to apply what you've learned to gaming addiction in the US, then you are useless.

/babo, CNN, babo
 
2012-08-06 10:44:32 AM

HST's Dead Carcass:

Years ago I was super addicted to games, but it wasn't the games fault. Once I got help for my real issues, addictions to things like drugs, alcohol and games seemed to disappear.


This.

I played wow for like 6 years straight, even lead a raiding guild for 5 of those years. It was a pretty warm place, with people who understood me during a rather farked up period in my life. Once I worked through that shiat, I found myself loathing even looking at a video game.
 
2012-08-06 10:45:07 AM
And as previously stated, stuff like TF is no different for a lot of people.
 
2012-08-06 10:49:40 AM
Why would CNN need to visit.

Of course it can be an addiction. You can use a partial reinforcement schedule to create it in rats.
 
2012-08-06 10:49:44 AM

HST's Dead Carcass: It's so much easier to be a somebody online than it is in real life. The rules, boundaries and such are already set in games, so you need to follow the logical course of gaining levels or specific skills in order to succeed. Making it that much more devious are 'achievements' in games. Lord knows once the levels run out, you need something to keep you plugging into your Skinner Box, so they throw these in there.

Games are not the problem, it's the people that use them to compensate their lives from being useless. I play video games for entertainment, and make sure they don't interfere with real life. Years ago I was super addicted to games, but it wasn't the games fault. Once I got help for my real issues, addictions to things like drugs, alcohol and games seemed to disappear.



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Dude.


/they never did find out the goal of the game....
 
2012-08-06 10:58:36 AM
My name's footshot, and I'm a WoWaholic. I've been clean for 2 years...

When you're:

- Levelling fishing.
- Grinding the same farking set of dailies for the umpteenth time.
- Or even grinding the same farking instance in the hope of some random drop.

It may be time to re-evaluate what you're actually getting from this game.
 
2012-08-06 11:00:05 AM
My cousin actually got divorced and went to rehab because of a "gaming addiction."

...I have no idea...
 
2012-08-06 11:38:20 AM
If you stab someone who tells you, "World of Warcraft is just a game." You may have a problem.
 
2012-08-06 11:41:23 AM
patrickphillips.files.wordpress.com

what a gaming addiction might look like
 
2012-08-06 11:45:44 AM
I think if you play 36 hours then stand up keel over and die you may have a problem.
 
2012-08-06 11:49:28 AM

groppet: I think if you play 36 hours then stand up keel over and die you may have a problem.


In which case, it kinda works itself out, so carry on then...
 
2012-08-06 11:57:01 AM
Hold on a second. Some games are dangerous. Some are not.

Games that are dangerous:
WoW
LoL
SC
SC2
DOTA2

An example of games that are not dangerous:
Street Fighter (although I guess you could be shot at some arcades, but most of those closed down)
Counter Strike
Halo (unless you are allergic to a 12 year old cursing you out)
Tribes
DayZ
Vindictus
Phantasy Star Online 2
Tera

So just choose your games wisely and you won't have to worry about dying in an internet cafe. :)
 
2012-08-06 12:06:02 PM
This does not make sense. How can a culture that so revers gaming not have so many shooting rampages?
 
2012-08-06 12:08:39 PM

degenerate-afro: Hold on a second. Some games are dangerous. Some are not.


Where does Minecraft fit in? It's the only game I've been addicted to since SimCity.

/my first online game I've played, ever
//and I built an epic empire, block by block
///probably dangerous
 
2012-08-06 12:10:43 PM
"They do it in groups. Their partners may be in China or Japan. They do it on the Internet."
 
2012-08-06 12:17:54 PM

HST's Dead Carcass: It's so much easier to be a somebody online than it is in real life. The rules, boundaries and such are already set in games, so you need to follow the logical course of gaining levels or specific skills in order to succeed. Making it that much more devious are 'achievements' in games. Lord knows once the levels run out, you need something to keep you plugging into your Skinner Box, so they throw these in there.

Games are not the problem, it's the people that use them to compensate their lives from being useless. I play video games for entertainment, and make sure they don't interfere with real life. Years ago I was super addicted to games, but it wasn't the games fault. Once I got help for my real issues, addictions to things like drugs, alcohol and games seemed to disappear.


Could also be the fact that, in general, most people's lives ARE useless...
 
2012-08-06 12:19:42 PM
no wonder it's called WORST KOREA
 
2012-08-06 12:41:26 PM
When I was growing up and through my early 20s I had a lot of problems with the world so video games became my escape. I still went to work, slept and ate, but when I wasn't doing those things I was playing video games to escape the world I hated so much. This was also during the late 80s and the 90s too so we are not talking about the games they have today let alone online gaming. I still find the world or more over a lot of the people in it disturbing, but I deal with their stupidity a lot better now than I did when I was younger. My personality went from angry all the time to a mostly carefree attitude, because I just don't care anymore though there are times when I get upset like when I have to repeat myself, wait for others to get up to speed, listen to people who say this should be free (there is no such thing) or many other things. I figure I will just laugh when government is so big and controlling that each and every time you urinate three people will be there to make sure you are following the correct procedure and then again when everything collapses, because not enough people will be able to afford the taxes to pay for it all. As I am playing my video games. :)
 
2012-08-06 01:17:28 PM
Korea is kind of a weird place what with their ages old traditions and attitudes ingrained into them.

Here in the US, I used to hear stories about Korean immigrants being the worst landlords and shop keepers. While hard working, they often appeared to have a nearly insane stubborn streak with their attitudes concerning the laws frequently coming into conflict.

Though I have no actual proof of the matter.

Gaming addiction, I would think, is pretty much a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which can take on many forms and range from the mild to the nearly crippling. It can encompass many things, from something like these 'collectors' who have barns full of items which they pretty well let rot to not being able to dust their homes and even into the area of stalking.

Since the 'electronic age' began with the addition of more television channels, cheaper televisions and a wider selection of product advertisements, we've seen a host of new 'diseases' pop up. Bulimia, Anorexia, severe weight gain, assorted social anxiety conditions and even a loss of empathy.

Plus, game designers are not stupid, having learned to go beyond 'Pong' and 'Pac-man' and into the psychological depths of the human mind, often taking advantage of normal suppressed urges. GTA is a pretty good example of that. In many games you can act as bad as you want with no repercussions. You can forge allies and relationships without actually having to meet face to face and create avatars to look like you wished you looked.

Plus, you can't get physically hurt in a game and can be a hero in battle because getting a leg or an arm shot off isn't going to give you agonizing pain. Not only that, but when tired, you can pause many games and take a break, where as in the real world combat situations, you can't.

The military frowns on soldiers breaking off during a fire fight to grab a drink, a nap, answer the phone or order pizza.

There always have been reasons for people wanting to immerse themselves in fantasy and always some who took it too far. For some, the fantasy world is much nicer than real life.

How many of you, I wonder, would jump at a chance to spend a week at a Disney Park, free of charge, WITHOUT thousands of others stinking up the place and only maybe 50 other people wandering around?
 
2012-08-06 01:37:52 PM
l3.yimg.com
 
2012-08-06 02:09:38 PM

cowtipn: [l3.yimg.com image 630x420]


Is that real?

Wait, if it's real, then why are the medal counts backwards? Or did I miss Best Korea's silver medals?
 
2012-08-06 02:09:56 PM
which one is which?

i'm assuming America is the better of the 2 Koreas
 
2012-08-06 02:12:41 PM
Oh, it's real my friend.
 
2012-08-06 02:25:43 PM
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2012-08-06 02:28:11 PM

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maybe the North Koreans are actually Terrans
 
2012-08-06 08:44:08 PM
Really?? No one has posted this yet???

www.pcpro.co.uk
 
2012-08-06 10:22:12 PM

noblewolf: Really?? No one has posted this yet???

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pedobear
 
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