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Panorama On Gaming Addiction

Edge: At 8:30pm tonight, the BBC will air a programme of its investigative reporting series Panorama on gaming addiction. The documentary claims to expose the "hidden psychological devices in games that are designed to keep us coming back for more."

While the advent of social gaming has certainly seen many developers concert their efforts to 'hook' players, tonight's broadcast focuses instead on MMOGs like World Of Warcraft and the online portions of games such as Call Of Duty. We spoke to reporter, Raphael Rowe, to find out why Panorama wanted to look into this area, just how much of a problem he thinks compulsive gaming is and how researching for the programme has affected his view of games.

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