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Friday, February 24, 2006

WGN: Games Are Drugs


[Media: Video]

Fandel Mulkey over on the 1up pages has put up a piece about a WGN news report about how gaming is the new drug.

The piece is pretty weak and sensational, providing zero information about how "gaming is a drug" besides saying that people get "addicted to it" and "are unable to relate to people". One of the main people interviewed, was "the mother" of a family of boys, which hardly seems to be an expert opinion. The thing that bothers me, is that because there is little information about what the actual problem is. This report comes off sounding like a bunch of adults who are not involved in gaming, complaining about what their children are up to. I guess all that's left is for someone to scream, "Won't somebody think of the children?!"

Kotaku has a cohesive report on the segment which is worth checking out.

Link (via Kotaku)