Tuesday, March 27, 2007

MMO addiction fears overrated

Game Politics has a quick roundup of a new study that says fears about addictions to MMOs are overrated. Conducted by the University of Bolton (UK) School of Health, the doctors concluded that "incidences of addiction could be 10% lower than some currently accepted classification schemes suggest."

Which is not to say that addiction isn't real, or that it doesn't cause serious problems for some people (just as the lead researchers point out) - just that mass hysteria over MMOs taking over people's lives is probably just a wee bit uncalled for.

Study: MMO Addiction Fears Overrated [Game Politics]

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