MasonicGamer.com: Although not an official diagnosis there have been numerous studies on the subject that boast as many as 15% of all children and teens are affected. Doctors have even made the comparison to heroin when describing the power of the addiction. It’s essentially defined as the excessive and unhealthy amount of computer gaming. Ignoring friends, family, food and even rest, addicted users devote their time to gaming which often results in isolation and obsession.
We’ve all heard the most recent story of an 18-year-old Korean man who entered an internet café in Southern Taiwan and died due to a 40 hour marathon of Diablo III. After entering the café at noon the man booked a private room and played for almost two straight days without stopping to so much as eat. After being found by an employee the man later collapsed and was pronounced dead. This isn’t the first story of its kind, a simple Google search will provide you with a slew of marathon gaming related deaths.