BBC's Panorama will lift the lid on videogame addiction

   02/12/2010 at 08:56       Phil May       2 COMMENTS.
Source - MCV
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It'll more likely be a case of Auntie Beeb instructing gamers on the benefits of sucking eggs, but the BBC's current affairs programme Panorama will run an episode threatening to "lift the lid on videogame addiction" showing how unscrupulous publishers keep gamers coming back for more, like cheap crack-peddling dealers.

The episode’s broadcast has been timed to run “as the computer games industry launches its latest products on the Christmas market” and talks to “youngsters who describe their enthusiasm as an addiction”. Panorama answers calls by some interfering busybodies who would like more research done on addictive videogaming.

I probably won't be watching it though. I'll be too busy mainlining some (Need for) Speed (Hot Pursuit).

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