One in twelve gamers "addicted"

One in 12 video game players have an unhealthy "addiction" to the pastime, an Australian study shows.

Researchers at the University of Sydney conducted an online poll of almost 2,000 gamers from across the globe.

They were quizzed on their duration of play and how they measured up against a checklist of negative side-effects including reduced school or work performance, interrupted sleep patterns, cravings when not playing, related weight loss or gain, sore eyes or carpel tunnel syndrome.

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