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Title    Should Games Recognize Addictive Behavior?
Date    Tuesday February 25 2014, @02:11PM
Author    mattie_p
Topic   
from the games-watch-you! dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/02/25/0632254

siliconwafer writes: "An article in The Economist raises some interesting points about addiction to video games, drawing from psychology and sociology to describe why certain people prefer certain types of games, and why they might become addicted to them. It is suggested that to discourage addiction, game designers could have their games recognize addictive behavior and respond to it by encouraging gamers to take breaks. Do game designers have any responsibility to recognize addictive behavior, or does this responsibility fall solely on the gamer (or the gamer's parents in the case of a minor)?"

Links

  1. "in The Economist" - http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/02/electronic-entertainment

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