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So wait, you're telling me video gaming can become addicting, even to the point where it takes over your life? You mean like drugs, drinking, gambling, television, and basically anything else humans consume? WEIRD.

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So wait, you're telling me video gaming can become addicting, even to the point where it takes over your life? You mean like drugs, drinking, gambling, television, and basically anything else humans consume? WEIRD.

Tofu isn't addictive.

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I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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So wait, you're telling me video gaming can become addicting, even to the point where it takes over your life? You mean like drugs, drinking, gambling, television, and basically anything else humans consume? WEIRD.

Tofu isn't addictive.

 

 

*Nods in agreement while eating a pallet of tofu.*

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Do You Have Video "Gaming Disorder," A Newly Recognized Mental Health Condition?

 

"Gaming disorder" isn't a game or the name of a game. And it isn't when your "Yes" or "Start" button on your PlayStation controller fails to work, your character is really messy and leaves equipment all over the screen, or you are surrounded by microwaved burritos while playing. Instead, the beta draft of the WHO's forthcoming 11th update of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) now includes "gaming disorder" along with the following description:

 
Gaming disorder is characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by: 1) impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. The gaming behaviour and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.

 

 

But what if I don't have any other interests than gaming?


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Do You Have Video "Gaming Disorder," A Newly Recognized Mental Health Condition?

 

"Gaming disorder" isn't a game or the name of a game. And it isn't when your "Yes" or "Start" button on your PlayStation controller fails to work, your character is really messy and leaves equipment all over the screen, or you are surrounded by microwaved burritos while playing. Instead, the beta draft of the WHO's forthcoming 11th update of International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) now includes "gaming disorder" along with the following description:

 
Gaming disorder is characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by: 1) impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences. The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. The gaming behaviour and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe.

 

 

My cousin's got this. Dude's obsessed with CoD to the point where he'll take his week's vacation every release date for the new iteration of CoD in November.


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Wow, and CoD isn't even that good.

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"only when you no-life you can exist forever, because what does not live cannot die."

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So wait, you're telling me video gaming can become addicting, even to the point where it takes over your life? You mean like drugs, drinking, gambling, television, and basically anything else humans consume? WEIRD.

They are different.

Drugs contain chemical component, so therapy may include microdosing or substitute.

Behavioral addiction may be result of some external factor, like stress, lonelyness, self image, social presurre, trauma.

So gaming therapy is less "just stop video gaming" and more "go party with drugs, overeating and risky sexual activity". That is what we call progress.

Also with definition of gaming disorder that opens science funds or magazines publications,

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Everything in moderation, I suppose. I mean, introducing something risky like a cheese grater into your sex life is only an issue if it takes over your life.

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Also with definition of gaming disorder that opens science funds or magazines publications,

I'm sure that's the only point to it. :(

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this VR thingie could get addictive

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbwSE7GtpC4

 

Well, I am not shocked at all :)


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this VR thingie could get addictive

 

 

 

This is why we cant find any inteligent life in the universe, all former civilization are trapped in virtual world and waifus. Poor fellas.

 

Also with definition of gaming disorder that opens science funds or magazines publications,

I'm sure that's the only point to it. :(

 

It is labrats conspiracy to leech cash for booze and new zelda, and seek corelations all day long. For science!

On the bright side they could confirm that something wrong is with society (can you imagine), and if we want teens play less, we need just give them alternative source of dopamine.

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Rumor is that China is really pushing the gaming as a mental illness thing, which is why they are fast tracking it.

I thought they already had limits on how much time you could play online, I don't see how they need an excuse to further legislate video games.


I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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Some math behind Destiny 2 lootbox itemization.

 

 

 

TLDW version: to earn all items in the game by gameplay only, you have to spent approximately 4,57 years playing the game. With no breaks...

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My PS Platinums - 19 games so far (my PSN profile):

1) God of War III - PS3 - 24+ hours

2) Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 130+ hours

3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

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TLDW version: to earn all items in the game by gameplay only, you have to spent approximately 4,57 years playing the game. With no breaks...

 

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Rumor is that China is really pushing the gaming as a mental illness thing, which is why they are fast tracking it.

 

Now that i'm comfortably retired and have the benefit of hindsight i'm thinking of labelling my entire working life as a mentally impairing condition.

 

As well as fatherhood.

 

Marriage.

 

Bank accounts, etcetera.

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Quite an experience to live in misery isn't it? That's what it is to be married with children.

I've seen things you people can't even imagine. Pearly Kings glittering on the Elephant and Castle, Morris Men dancing 'til the last light of midsummer. I watched Druid fires burning in the ruins of Stonehenge, and Yorkshiremen gurning for prizes. All these things will be lost in time, like alopecia on a skinhead. Time for tiffin.

 

Tea for the teapot!

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http://www.siliconera.com/2018/01/03/sega-details-valkyria-chronicles-4s-10th-anniversary-memorial-pack/

 

Valkyrua Chronicles Anniversary Pack due to PS4 Xbone and Switch this year.

 

At least in Japan.

 

Hopefully this will arrive in the West as well.

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Sent from my Stone Tablet, using Chisel-a-Talk 2000BC.

 

Let's Play/AAR Europa Universalis 1: Austria Grand Campaign (completed)

Let's Play/AAR Europa Universalis 2: Xhosa Grand Campaign (completed)

 

My PS Platinums - 19 games so far (my PSN profile):

1) God of War III - PS3 - 24+ hours

2) Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 130+ hours

3) White Knight Chronicles International Edition - PS3 - 525+ hours

4) Hyperdimension Neptunia - PS3 - 80+ hours

5) Final Fantasy XIII-2 - PS3 - 200+ hours

6) Tales of Xillia - PS3 - 135+ hours

7) Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 - PS3 - 152+ hours

8.) Grand Turismo 6 - PS3 - 81+ hours (including Senna Master DLC)

9) Demon's Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

10) Tales of Graces f - PS3 - 337+ hours

11) Star Ocean: The Last Hope International - PS3 - 750+ hours

12) Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - PS3 - 127+ hours

13) Soulcalibur V - PS3 - 73+ hours

14) Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - 600+ hours

15) Tales of Xillia 2 - PS3 - 302+ hours

16) Mortal Kombat XL - PS4 - 95+ hours

17) Project CARS Game of the Year Edition - PS4 - 120+ hours

18) Dark Souls - PS3 - 197+ hours

19) Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory - PS3 - 238+ hours

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This looks awesome.  If i buy Switch before this is release i may even have to double dip. :o


1.13 killed off Ja2.

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GOTY 2018

 

Personally I don't see anything compelling in this as an actually effective training tool, seems more like a cynical attempt to sell another "Ed-Tech" product to some publicly funded school district.

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