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BBC’s Panorama accuses Amazon of poor work conditions

Conditions for workers at Amazon warehouses could cause mental and physical illness" according to an investigation by BBC Panorama. The show secretly filmed the working conditions endured by undercover reporter Adam Littler at the retailer’s Swansea depot. Each shift can involve up to 11 miles of walking with orders expected …

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Player spends 21 hours a day on Warcraft

A World of Warcraft player spent an average of 21 hours per day playing the online game. The gamer was logged into social networking client Raptr while playing, which tracked their stats. Raptr found the user poured 149 hours into playing World of Warcraft during Cataclysm’s first week on sale, …

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Panorama claims questioned

One of the men featured in BBC One’s Panorama investigation into the possible addictive qualities of video games has questioned the way in which the show represented his friend, Joe Staley. The documentary claimed that Joe’s life went into freefall when he bought an Xbox, with Joe himself stating: I …

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UKIE criticises Panorama show

The UK games industry has dismissed BBC’s Panorama report on games addiction for ‘failing’ to progress the debate. The BBC said that the show – which aired on Monday (December 6th) – would reveal the hidden psychological devices in games that are designed to keep us coming back.” But UKIE …

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ITV promises fair games addiction investigation

A flood of angry emails has prompted ITV to assure the industry that any investigation into video games addiction will be fair. Yesterday, the broadcaster sent out invitations for gamers or their parents whose education or relationships have suffered because of video games – or have suffered from violence connected …

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Lorraine Kelly investigates games addiction

Clearly, ITV has missed the widespread backlash against the BBC’s Panorama on games addiction as it’s now launching its own investigation. And who better to head up this initiative than long-time morning TV presenter, Lorraine Kelly? ITV has been issuing invitations to various specialist gaming media outlets, such as CVG, …

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Sceptical reaction to Panorama

Having finally been broadcast on BBC One last night, the media has reacted with cynicism to what is being widely labelled as an inconclusive and sensationalist report on the potential effects of video games addiction. Check your calendar for a second. That’s right, this is 2010. Why, suddenly, is the …

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Hon defends Panorama claims

The designer whose claims in tonight’s Panorama that some games developers are deliberately employing psychologically addictive techniques to keep users playing their games has elaborated on his argument. Adrian Hon, the founder and CCO of Six to Start and former director of play at Moshi Monsters creators Mind Candy, points …

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OPINION: Panorama

In 2001 I spent six months in Sri Lanka. When you’re living and working in the jungle there’s not much to do of a night, and as a result I found myself getting engrossed in, amongst other things, the Harry Potter books. There were many blurry-eyed mornings caused by a …

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Panorama a synopsis

People have addictive personalities. Said people can conceivably become addicted to games. As games become more popular that risk increases. That’s the central premise of Panorama’s ‘Addicted to Games’, which airs on BBC one tonight at 20:30. Where the programme slides into murky territory, however, is the insinuation that developers …

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