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2-02-2012 @ 12:02PM
One coverage of this story should have been enough. Making this article to be honest is just adding more wood to the fire. Stereotypes will continue on. Yes it was good for him to realize how his life was going and to do something about, but now,once again, gamers are looked down upon with the stereotype of being anti social and lazy. Why not write something positive about how the game has helped someone instead of how this individual couldn't control his health, his life, and time. This is no different than being an alcoholic realizing that you're the problem.Poor article sorry
2-02-2012 @ 6:05PM
I disagree. I half expected WOWInsider to not mention the film because it might displease a good portion of its readers. I salute them for giving it this amount of coverage, because it might lead some of us to ask uncomfortable questions about our own behaviour.I have dealt professionally with addiction and my experience is this: If you blame an addiction solely on the addicted, then you either haven't really witnessed that phenomenon or you are in denial of something. The truth is much more complicated, and we as a society (of gamers even?) need to help those in concrete danger of doing permanent harm to themselves. And if we gamers deny the problem, the nongamers will lead the debate.WOW is a drug like tobacco or alcohol. Don't misunderstand me - I want neither banned, because I want to be free to enjoy their positive aspects, if I choose so. But all consumers need to be informed about the inherent dangers, and that's what Sevrin and WOWInsider are doing.
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