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According to media outlet News.com.au (no relation to GameSpot sister site News.com), Dan Loton from Melbourne-based Victoria University undertook an honours research project to determine if there was a relationship between games, social skills, and self-esteem. Loton found that there was no direct connection between excessive game playing and social skills and self-esteem. According to the study, when it comes to game addicts, only 1 percent suffered from shyness.
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The research flies in the face of the American Medical Association findings, which described MMORPG players as "somewhat marginalised socially, perhaps experiencing high levels of emotional loneliness and/or difficulty with real-life social interactions." The AMA will reconsider whether it will classify video game addiction as a mental disorder in 2012.
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Oh snap.
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Mental disorder?

Video Gaming Addiction?
Double-You Tee Eff.
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no wai?!!!!!

-.-
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mouAHAHAHAHAHA. What c bunch of jerks. Mental disorder...now even kids cannot play games ! That's just so f*cking stupid. Next what, there will be a law not to cook over 3 hours per week because it might become an addiction ? What a load of bull****.
     
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But did he mention how many have significant others?
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maybe they should look at the price of gas.. and the price of the processor..

no we just cheap bastrds that dont want to pay for gas so sit at home chatting online and playing games at home.. instand of going to the mall... to...... shop?
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Well if they are going to make video gaming an addiction, they should make television an addiction as well. My girlfriend will say I'm addicted to computers and video games, but then turn around and watch a Charmed marathon for 5 hours straight and act like its different from playing video games
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post #9 of 34
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But did he mention how many have significant others?
You have to realize that a large part of gamers are of that age where its really not "needed" to have a significant other. Meaning you're not that much of an outcast if you don't.

I never had this problem growing up, it was always people first, games second, but my brother is totally backwards. I think he falls under that category you're talking about! LOL!
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post #10 of 34
Its a typical steriotype nothing more. I dont watch any TV at all rly so I probs sit on my pc the same amount of time that they spend watching TV. Im out more time than im in.
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