Video game addiction and social responsibility

  title={Video game addiction and social responsibility},
  author={Antonius J van Rooij and Gert-Jan Meerkerk and T. Schoenmakers and Mark D. Griffiths and Dike van de Mheen},
  journal={Addiction Research \& Theory},
  pages={489 - 493}
In recent years, several studies have demonstrated that at least a small group of gamers has trouble controlling their online video game playing. Excessive amounts of time spent on playing online video games can be severely disruptive to school, work, and “real life” social contacts. It seems that online games, especially multiplayer online role playing games, are more often associated with video game addiction. Drawing parallels to other industries–such as gambling–which are heavily regulated… Expand
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