Game Addiction: Real Threat or Media Hype?

Are videogames more addictive and dangerous than other forms of media?

by Nicole Tanner, www.greenpixels.com
Sept. 28, 2009

The bottom line is that while video game addictions can exist, they aren’t nearly as prevalent as much of the mainstream media would have you believe. Dr. Tessina believes that while it is an issue that needs attention, it’s also the “new thing to talk about” and offers easy visuals to be played on the nightly news.