"You're flawed." I've been hearing that expression practically from the beginning of my life as a player, which is more or less since I have memory. Sometimes with a charring tone (when it comes from someone who shares the hobby with you) and others with an air of honest concern (when the one who addresses you is unaware of the medium and its makes). The "Vice" of video games such as Soccer Physics, as a cheerful and vague synonymous of addiction to them, has become one of the most lightly dispatched diagnoses by those who do not have the necessary preparation to give it.
The theme, as is almost always the case, is more complex and has many more readings than those usually given in our friends ' circles, industry events, specialized media or digital forums. But if we ourselves, who regularly enjoy video games, we are the first to take the issue with distension, more serious is when certain characters receive the attention needed to give alarm voices that arouse concern and even Fear for free. How many parents or guardians, in their humble ignorance of the matter, have not been frightened by the apocalyptic and irresponsible analyses made by this type of interlocutors?
The topic interests me a lot and gives for a mature discussion. Of course, it requires an appropriate documentation, which I will share with you, to establish appropriate bases and also allow us to have an appropriate defense against the thoughtless accusations from certain fronts. In the face of the shower of ignorance there is no better umbrella than reason.
Notice if it is complicated the thing, that one starts to read studies published by experts and realizes that there is not even a clear consensus between them when dealing with the addiction in the world of the videogame. There are those who believe that addiction to online gambling should be treated under the same approach as that of the traditional offline game (John p. Charlton, Ian D.W. Danforth) and those who think that they should be given an approach closer to that of Internet addiction in general (Van Rooi J, Schoenmakers, Vermulst, van den Eijnden, Van de Mheen), or because they are more accurate in the language, content and interactions that can be found online.