“And all of a sudden my life was gone…”: A biographical analysis of highly engaged adult gamers

  title={“And all of a sudden my life was gone…”: A biographical analysis of highly engaged adult gamers},
  author={Emese Domahidi and Thorsten Quandt},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={1154 - 1169}
Highly engaged gaming and its potentially adverse effects have been the subject of ongoing debate in media and science, most commonly in relation to problematic playing behaviours among adolescents. Although adult gamers are also known to be vulnerable to addictive playing behaviours, this aspect of highly engaged gaming among adults has rarely been investigated. To address this issue, biographical interviews were conducted with 35 adult gamers to explore their interaction with the game… Expand

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