Video Game Addiction - A Mounting Problem
We've moved on from simple games to addictive ones and this the problem.
From the simplistic displays like Pong or the very strange Tennis for Two the world of video games has moved into complex world building games like Minecraft or multi-player survival games such as Fortnite. It is no wonder that video game addiction has now been recognised by the World Health Organisation.
At the moment only about 3% of gamers seem to have this addictive disorder, but it may be early days. Signs that someone is at risk include showing increasing priority given to playing video games and continuing to play despite being affected by negative effects.
It seems that a huge amount of research needs to be done in the field, maybe to make games safer.