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WHO to recognize gaming disorder as mental health condition in 2018

I thought that gamers amongst us may find this interesting, useful or just plain boring.  It doesn't mention anything about the lack of (or intermittent) connectivity/hardware problems though: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/12/27/health/video-game-disorder-who/index.html?sr=twCNN122717video-game...It gives an idea of what they're up to, if nothing else.  

*Sorry, can someone move this post to the gaming lounge instead.  Apologies.







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I'm not into gaming at all, it simply doesn't interest me.  I probably do spend too much time in front of a computer screen but then I am partially housebound and it's my way of keeping in touch with the world around me and its news.  I also hardly ever watch TV so that makes me feel less guilty.

I do find it terribly sad when I see people walking around town with their heads down and eyes glued to their phone screens.  Even sadder when people are in a group in a pub or cafe and each is engrossed in their phone and not interacting with each other at all.

Is it an illness ... yes I think it probably is.  It is certainly altering our culture.  The game boxes and phones are turning people into Zombies.  How long before we lose the power of speech altogether and can only engage with each other via a keypad?

 

 

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I bought a gaming rig purely to try and stay ahead of the constant upgrades (which hasn't happened).   I'm all for technology being used for the greater good, but like most things, it's gone way too far.  Governments around the world simply didn't consider the downsides around 20 years ago when the internet started taking off.  I used to play games years ago (early to late 1980's) and the then doom mongers suggested that space invaders would turn me into a dangerous lunatic, which hasn't happened either (others may disagree).  Games are still moving dots on a screen, but nowadays there a lot more of them.  

People have been killed round these parts crossing roads whilst on their 'phones which is sad state of affairs, as there is no need for it to happen.







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From many of the games advertising clips I have come across there seems to be so much violence and bloodshed portrayed in the 'Shoot em ups'.  In the minds of the impressionable young that must surely be implanting a message that it ok to kill people.  Just look at the escalation in street violence in the UK in the past decade ... guns and knives used without hesitation.  Now just where did they learn that from?

 

 

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