This is the best article I have ever read about video game addiction. PERIOD. Fair, balanced, and even-keeled. I highly commend everyone to read this.
I think, in time, scientists will connect that “dopamine-pattern-fun” thing that Raph Koster talks about with gamers. I think most people can enjoy games without any trouble, but I think the unique thing about computer games is how they “tickle” our brains. And I think, for a small percentage of people, that turns out to be problematic.
Please click here for a pdf in case the link goes dead (as of this post, the page is being slashdotted).
Published on Thursday, April 16, 2009 (9 years, 10 months, and one week ago). Posted in: Blogging Games in education