Gaming Addiction

Mass murderer was games addict

"Confessed right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik has told police that he was “addicted to computer games,” spending thousands of hours online before he bombed Norway’s government headquarters and gunned down Labour Party summer campers. Newspaper Aftenposten reported that coppers have found logs indicating that Breivik spent even more time on computer games than he’d admitted. He told coppers that he spent around 8,700 hours playing the games between 2006 and 2010. Police found that between November 2010 and April 2011, Breivik spent 500 hours playing “World of Warcraft” alone."

Son drowns while mom indulges in Facebook gaming

"Well, you gotta have priorities in life A one year old son of Denver woman Shannon Johnson drowned in the bathtub while his mother was busy roaming the wonderfully egocentric world of Facebook. The mother checked on the boy once in the 10 minutes after which there were three silent minutes. Johnson went to check and found that the boy has drowned." | more

Computer Addict Jailed

"Played 22 hours a day and beat his wife An Italian bloke who was so addicted to playing online computer games has been jailed after beating up his life for telling him to stop. According to Italian press reports, the bloke who has been identified as “Nino C,” hails from Canegrate and spent 20 hours a day playing an online roleplaying game. It got so bad that he started to lose jobs and then, when his wife tried to keep him away from the PC, he started beating her up." | more

Sued For Making A Good Game

Let this be a lesson to all you programmers that make awesome games. There is always some person out there that will blame you for their tribulations. This is yet another good reason our court systems are flooded with time wasting cases today. Any judge in their right mind would toss this case out the window and at the very least have this person removed from the computer to seek professional psychological help.

Non-Stop Gaming Guinness World Record attempt

July 13, 2010, Eindhoven, Netherlands, - Vogel’s www.vogels.com, the leading European market leader in Audio/Video & TV mounting solutions, announced today that on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM Central European Time (CET) in Rotterdam, Gerdi Vogels, CEO of Vogel’s, will give the starting shot for a new Guinness World Record attempt for Non-Stop Gaming.  The world’s record attempt marks the introduction of the new must-have accessory for the Sony PlayStation®3 (PS3TM): Vogel’s TwistDock www.twistdock.com.

 
 
 

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Gaming addiction grips youngsters

A schoolboy today told of his torment after becoming dangerously-addicted to computer games.

The Evening Post has discovered that a growing number of young people in the county are seeking professional help after becoming hooked on the fantasy world of console games.

Young addicts are skipping meals, playing truant from school and are even stealing money from their parents to buy the latest games.

And one expert today warned two hours of playing games produces the same high as taking a line of cocaine.

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