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Authors defend flawed addiction study

The National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) has defended its divisive ‘pathological addiction‘ study findings following criticism from academics, media outlets and, most vehemently, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). NIMF President Dr. David Walsh said that, regardless of the controversy, the study has provided the gaming industry, medical …

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ESA challenges pathological addiction study

The Entertainment Software Association has hit back at a contentious study which recently concluded that 8.5 percent of young gamers are pathologically addicted to their hobby. In an open letter, ESA CEO Michael Gallagher claims that the study was based on flawed methodology”, and has asked science journal Psychological Science …

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Tanya Byron compares games to heroin addiction

Dr Tanya Byron may have became a ‘friend’ of the industry when conducting her six-month Government Review – but a new BBC TV show written and fronted by the child psychologist is unlikely to have been well received by the UK games business. Am I Normal?, screened at 9pm on …

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