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, 8 months, and 5 days ago). Posted in: Blogging Games in education