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by Booz 03-01-2009, 04:22 PM

The massively popular fantasy role-playing game World of Warcraft is "more addictive than crack cocaine", experts have warned.

Some 11 million play World Of Warcraft



The computer game, played by millions, has been dubbed "the most dangerous game on the market" by addiction therapists at Sweden's Youth Care Foundation.

A 15-year-old Swedish boy collapsed and went into convulsions after playing it for 24 hours earlier this month.

The report's author Sven Rollenhagen said: "There is not a single case of game addiction that we have worked with in which World of Warcraft has not played a part.

"It is the crack cocaine of the computer gaming world. Some people are literally unable to drag themselves away and will play it till they drop."

The Swedish National Institute of Public Health backed the report, adding: "Computer game addiction is becoming more widespread in Sweden and across the world.

"There is no known medical diagnosis of conditions brought on by excessive game-playing, but it is clear they have a very powerful addictive hold over many people who use them."

The boy was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with an epileptic-type seizure brought on by sleep deprivation, lack of food, and too much time in front of a screen.

The game's US makers Blizzard Entertainment say 11 million people worldwide play World of Warcraft.

Psychiatrist Dr Richard Graham, of London's Tavistock Centre, said: "Some of my clients will discuss playing games for 14, 16 hours a day at times, without breaks and without attending to their physical needs.

"For those, the consequences are potentially severe."

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wor...0902415231644?
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is it??

Never played it before as im not a big fan of game playing......................
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Default Re: World of Warcraft is "more addictive than crack cocaine",

Never played WoW either, but when I was in 7th-9th grade I could easily spend 8-9 hours a day playing on weekdays and 15-16 hours day on weekends. This is just todays stupid panic, previously it was rock music, VCR's, violent video games etc that was fucking up the kids, now its the online games. Has anyone ever thought that the real problem might just be bad parenting, but no no that would acctually mean people taking responsibilities instead of blaming everything else :angry:

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Default Re: World of Warcraft is "more addictive than crack cocaine",

It's a good game no doubt, but a little too repetitive for me, and the economics in the game suck
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Default Re: World of Warcraft is "more addictive than crack cocaine",

Jesus Christ!!! Johan you played for 24 hours straight!

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oh oh here we go again. I wonder what disease they have?
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id rather do the ''drugs''..................
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id rather do the ''drugs''..................
Do both and you'll feel as if you're actually in the World of Warcraft
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O dog you actually look very similar to a workmate of mine.........
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Only difference is you got Biceps lol................
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Never played WoW either, but when I was in 7th-9th grade I could easily spend 8-9 hours a day playing on weekdays and 15-16 hours day on weekends. This is just todays stupid panic, previously it was rock music, VCR's, violent video games etc that was f*cking up the kids, now its the online games. Has anyone ever thought that the real problem might just be bad parenting, but no no that would acctually mean people taking responsibilities instead of blaming everything else :angry:

The truth FTW.....

On a side note, I will admit that I am a recovering guitar herolic. I played the game with obsession. I felt the same way with Tetris,but this time it had music. I broke my plastic guitars whammy bar off,and dulled out the sensitivity in the green button to where it's response time was bunk.

One night in particular, I can remember playing "raining blood" on expert,and it felt like I was tripping out..My eyes became blurry,but I wouldn't stop (had a song to finish dammit)...My heart was pounding,and all those damn colors were freaking me out...I don't play it anymore..I bought a real guitar and it's much more enjoyable..Plus I can play whatever I want,but I understand getting obsessed...I just don't understand killing someone over it (seems to happen a lot lately)
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