World of Warcraft may exceed limit game addiction




MMORPG World of Warcraft excess’ may be a limit “when it comes to ethical responsibility for game addiction. So says the association Dutch Games Association. The game industry should see if they can do against addiction. More

WoW The Dutch Games Association believes that addiction to games is a joint responsibility of the government, addiction clinics, healthcare and gaming industry. “It would be good to go about talking to each other and to find out how big the problem is, which factors play a role in addiction, which games are the most addictive and what we can do about it,” says President Horst Streck against NOS.

Streck especially while looking for games like World of Warcraft, where players team at a disadvantage. When dropping “With most games is nothing wrong, but in games like World of Warcraft, where social pressure is great to keep playing, will probably exceeded a limit.”

The number of game addicts presenting itself at a clinic in recent years has increased sharply, according to a tour of the NIS in eight clinics with youth department and it is mainly young people who present with an addiction to games. The number increased in two years by more than 50 percent to 429 addicts. This addiction to games is relatively still a small problem, for example, there are far more addicted to alcohol and drugs included. Addicts often play up to 18 hours a day. The Netherlands has estimated that around 12,000 game addicted teenagers.


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