Hello, gamers of the internet.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently added fuel to the “games are evil” debate, classifying chronic gaming as a mental disorder. Before taking up our microphones, we asked what you thought and how you felt; your feedback, opinions and insights were varied, insightful and most of all essential to the making of this episode.
Here are the links that were mentioned in the show:
- AU price changes effective as of now (June 26) https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/world-of-warcraft/21900197/upcoming-australian-dollar-aud-price-changes-for-select-world-of-warcraft-services
- WHO official article about gaming disorder http://www.who.int/features/qa/gaming-disorder/en/
- Addiction definition – http://www.jpsychopathol.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/12_Art_ORIGINALE_Pinna1.pdf
- Kitty Flanagan video about gaming disorder https://www.facebook.com/KittyFlanagan/videos/10155751695863230/
- News articles we thought were interesting:
Pro Tip #6 : Balance is everything. Stay well, play well and live well.
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