Edge: Michael Rawlinson On Panorama

Edge: The trade association boss calls for further evidence on gaming addiction but says UKIE shouldn't fund research.

Last night's episode of investigative reporting series Panorama claimed that the danger of gaming addiction is a very real one, and that some developers employ psychological techniques in order to keep players in their games. You can read our thoughts on the broadcast here. This morning, we spoke to one of the game industry representatives interviewed during the programme, UKIE director general, Michael Rawlinson, to find out what he thought about the points raised by Panorama and why UKIE are reluctant to fund research into the area.

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