Internet gaming addiction is being put in the spotlight due to recent events concerning gamers who've died while gaming excessively.
CNN is a bunch of bafoons. The gamers that have died from excessive play had issues. It's not the games it's them. I hate to say that by it's true.
If a person plays a game for so long that it starts to become harmful, that individual obviously has mental or addiction problems. Not the games fault at all.
extremism of any kind is a bad thing. people have to be wise to realize that those who generalize are just a bunch of moron trolls. Guy died due to long gaming session then let's blame gaming. Guys kill in the name of a religion let's blame the religion. Typical retardation thinking.
Modern mainstream news - media - is more about sensationalism, playing up to the lower portion of their audience, than reporting. Conservative and liberal segments both, sadly. Covering the decay of society, as they contribute to it.
Going to be honest and say I usually skip most of your comments, but not this one. Well said and for the first time ever, have a bubble.
Who are you and do you have any chimichangas. (I only ask because I'm watching a Typical Tuesday - and I want a chimichanga.)
I have some frozen chimichangas stashed in a freezer from like 1998. I save them for my broke ass friends who borrow but never lend. Anyway, I did like the comment and if N4G had a comment of the week I'd vote it.
It's also such a small percentage it's hardly worth considering that it's an actual far reaching problem. What is it, like 1 in 10 million people have died from playing a game?...being pessimistic with that number. That's not even a statistical anomaly, it's something rejected as insignificant.
* If I drink water for 3 days straight I would die. That doesn't mean water is bad for you/me.
It really doesn't matter what CNN says, they're ratings are as low as dirt and they will disappear when they run out of money.
CNN and MSNBC, both are just liberal propaganda.
What does liberal ideology have to do with anything? Fox is conservative and says the same thing. In fact, liberals have been standing up for video games, just look at some recent comments from high-ranking democrats such as Nancy Pelosi and VP Joe Biden.
paleselan1 is right, conservative media does the exact same thing and FOX is the king of evil BS and lies.
How on God's green earth is CNN liberal propaganda? How are they even liberal? I'd consider myself both a liberal and an occasional CNN viewer, and I have not once done anything but shake my head watching that channel. Are they relentlessly corporate? Sure. Is their target audience the richest 0.1%? You know it. Are they, however, liberal? I would not know how that would be even possible. I mean, 80% of their programming isn't even opinionated. It's just reporting, usually on missing planes. And when it comes to the pundit-part of the network, CNN employs Newt "I'm that massively hypocritical Republican from the 90's"-Gingrich, and has him comment on pretty much everything the President says. They even have a show called Crossfire, where they go out of their way to get complete loons from the right just so they can be represented. MSNBC I can understand, but even they have shows like Morning Joe.
The media was saying the same about television and have been going after every new kind of entertainment since forever. Dad thing is they use the same argument every time.
Ok, I've got to say this article is way off base. Did anyone read the CNN piece? It talks about games having benificial impacts on gamers, it argues that games shouldn't be demonized and it correctly points out that only a small minority has issues and that same minority could probably get hooked on anything. The article is one if the most pro game pieces I've seen in awhile. What article did this guy read? Talk about click bait. http://edition.cnn.com/2015...
You know what's hazardous? CNN. *walks out*
CNN was founded by a Commie sympathizer. So yeah!
@Snookies12 This is why I reject Mainstream News Media, just a bunch of agenda led Morons! They're not even reporting the News any more! They basically get told what to write/broadcast... just a bunch of gormless repeaters spreading propoganda in an attempt to shape public opinion. It's deliberate 'Social Engineering'. CNN & FOX eg. personify everything that's bad about the Mainstream News ;/
Wow so now they are shooting random darts on the board to see what sticks? As for the gamers that game nonstop until they die have mental or social issues for not maintining and neglecting their bodies like that. I would love for CNN to interview a fit gamer or even a normal joe with a job about their gaming habits, but then they cant sensationalize that to heavens.
What happend to cigarettes or alcohol or pill poppers. Addiction to games should at the bottom dirty bottom of the list.
1st. lol, its cnn. Worst news, liberal crying channel ever 2nd. no proof, they just live in a world of political correctness 3rd its cnn LOL, no one can take them seriously anymore.
Actually I think the award for worst news channel has to go to MSNBC but CNN is a close second.
And they call fox news bad... Cnn is the worse always hiding facts and maniuplating crap. Bunch of politically correct liberal crybabies.
I think people who bash video games, and praise violent, gore laiden horror movies or action movies have mental problems.
Seriously one moment they are praising The Punisher movie for its gore and violence. Then a game like Manhunt is vilified for its violence and they transform into SJWs.... That watch violent movies.
Religion is hazardous but hey....ever seen the violence in the middle east or certain parts of Africa? They're just getting Pac man over there...
CNN gives me a mental illness -_-
2015 and this is still a thing?
Wow they must be tired of reporting about the Middle East and North Korea
Fox is definitely the worst, but CNN is pretty bad...
BS news like CNN and Fox gives you mental illness.
I'm curious how someone dies from gaming. Like, what is the actual, bottom line cause of death?
I ain't gots nothing to worries bouts. I done already loseded my mind.
I love watching mainstream media talk about games, because they never know what they're talking about. I watch and say "awww, how cute! They think they can video game!"
Its like those times when Dr. Phil/Oprah has one of those video game addiction episodes but every single one of those people they bring in are addicted to MMOs' so they classify MMOs' and regular games under the same category vstily skewing the whole thing in the eyes of the general public. I hope some new technology comes along and we move up the scale and start blaming that for everything, just like in the 1960's when comics were the scapegoats for everything.
Games have nothing to due with anything other than provide us the gamers with entertainment. Now if the person already suffers from bad genes or shit up bringing or can not distinguish between fiction and reality. Then His Family and the system have Failed Him . Stop trying to scape goat gaming .
I love their anecdotal evidence is the reason they put the entire medium under fire. I heard this one guy was murdered in his home while watching CNN, guess that proves that CNN is the leading cause of breaking and enter and homocide right? Idiots.
All they have to do to treat this addiction is to have them play Assassins Creed Unity!
Watching CNN for long periods will give people mental illness.
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