Video Game Addiction Can Kill

Video game addiction can kill. In some cases, at the very least. On September 13, 2019, Casey Viner, a 19-year-old teen from North College-Hill, Ohio, was sentenced to 15 months in prison after his Call of Duty obsession led to a series of events that concluded with the shooting of Andrew Finch, a 28-year-old manContinue reading “Video Game Addiction Can Kill”

How Esports Could Contribute to Video Game Addiction

Esports are multiplayer video games that are played competitively. It may be hard to believe, but esports—the playing of video games competitively—have become increasingly accepted as a legitimate sport. In the same way that students can earn scholarships to play physical sports, like soccer, basketball, and so forth, numerous academic institutions are now beginning toContinue reading “How Esports Could Contribute to Video Game Addiction”

How Candy Crush Is Turning You Into An Addict

No, not a drug addict. A video game addict. While the former may seem more serious than the other, these two addictions should be considered equally troublesome. Candy Crush is a free-to-play mobile game where players match three or more sets of colored candy on a gameboard. By 2018, approximately 1.1 trillion rounds of CandyContinue reading “How Candy Crush Is Turning You Into An Addict”

Is Your Loved One Struggling from Video Game Addiction?

Video games can be addicting. And not in a good way. Seriously. Video game addiction can alternatively be referred to by the scientific community as internet gaming disorder (IGD). As of May 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the eleventh edition of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). ICD-11 is considered as aContinue reading “Is Your Loved One Struggling from Video Game Addiction?”