Gaming = Cocaine

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Gaming = Cocaine

Post by Cartollomew » 10 Apr 2011, 13:54

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/43423/Two-hou ... of-cocaine

/facepalm

Let's just get something clear here, so that at least some good can come of this article:
You cannot get "addicted" to a game. Addiction has a physical element. You cannot experience physical withdrawal when you stop playing a game.

The correct term is "obsession", not "addiction".

And this guy is a quack.
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Re: Gaming = Cocaine

Post by Cartollomew » 10 Apr 2011, 14:04

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/24 ... tatistics/

Ah, so he actually admits to being a quack. It says he's a "therapist", but I can't imagine any non-quack organisation wanting him as a member. /sigh
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Re: Gaming = Cocaine

Post by Johnnyrico » 12 Apr 2011, 00:05

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I've heard this banter before, and pope is nothing new. Somewhat disappointing that he brings the term 'chemical imbalance' into the argument as that is enough to send most parents into a frenzy.

I would have liked to him put some actual science behind his 'theory', addiction and gaming.

Dopamine is a chemical substance that continually comes up in this debate. There is a link between dopamine and drug addiction is common, it is released when gaming, but then, its released for anything enjoyable. Sex, working out, eating/food, drinking, etc etc.

A video link on Dopamine and Drug addiction.
http://www.5min.com/Video/The-Link-Betw ... -297703220

TL:DR. Pope can gtfo
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