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The Dire (And Sometimes Deadly) Consequences Of Video Game Addiction

Jul 25, 2017

It should be no surprise that video games have the potential to become addictive. But a spate of recent events has shown they can also be deadly: From young players dying of mid-game heart attacks to parents so immersed in their virtual environment that they forget to feed their children.

What is it about modern video games and gaming culture which compels people to play for sometimes days on end? And do the makers of such games bare any responsibility? This hour, we speak to industry experts about the causes and consequences of video game addiction.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.