From Cognitive Daily
There is occasionally debate about whether MMORPG’s are addictive and disruptive. Debate which I find rather silly. Of course they are! I know precious few MMO players that haven’t on occasion, let their game interfere with their life.
I’m not suggesting that MMORPG’s are as bad as the stereotypical addictive activities like smoking, drinking, or doing nose candy on the belly of a two-bit whore. But the truth is, MMORPG’s (like many of the better activities in life) have elements that can, for some individuals, at some times, become a problem.
I’m not at all surprised by the study’s result.
1Joshua M. Smyth. CyberPsychology & Behavior. October 1, 2007, 10(5): 717-721. doi:10.1089/cpb.2007.9963.