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Video Games designed to be addictive?

geekoid (135745) writes | more than 4 years ago

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geekoid writes "Microsoft games researcher intentionally designs games to be addictive:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html

The idea of game addiction has always been a solid foundation for a heated debate on Slashdot. When behavioral scientists are consulted to create the pattern of behaviors the game designers want, isn't that intentionally creating addictive behaviors? Should people be warned that a game has been designed to make them addicted?"

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Really? (1)

garg0yle (208225) | more than 4 years ago | (#31428386)

I think you'll find that most modern forms of entertainment (including music and television) are to some extent "addictive", to keep you coming back. That's kind of the whole point of the business model.

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