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The WHO is recommending video games as an effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19, one year after adding ‘gaming disorder’ to its list of addictive behaviours

Video game makers have banded together to promote gaming as a healthy means of physical distancing and social connection amid the coronavirus pandemic. The WHO is seemingly supportive of the idea, despite designating video game addiction a mental health disorder. The organisation added “Gaming disorder” as a classification in May […]
The WHO is recommending video games as an effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19, one year after adding ‘gaming disorder’ to its list of addictive behaviours
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EA doubled down on loot boxes in games during a hearing with UK lawmakers, comparing them to Kinder Eggs and saying they’re ‘actually quite ethical’

Electronic Arts, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, defended its business practices during a recent hearing with UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee. Lawmakers questioned whether EA’s sale of randomised digital items, commonly referred to as loot boxes, is similar to gambling. Kerry Hopkins, EA’s Vice […]
EA doubled down on loot boxes in games during a hearing with UK lawmakers, comparing them to Kinder Eggs and saying they’re ‘actually quite ethical’
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The company behind ‘Fortnite’ told UK lawmakers that the game isn’t addictive, after Prince Harry said it was ‘irresponsible’ and should be banned

Epic Games defended the business model of its hit game “Fortnite” during a hearing with UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee. “Fortnite” is a free-to-play game with more than 250 million registered players, and that earned an estimates $US2.4 billion-plus through microtransactions in 2018. Committee members questioned whether […]
The company behind ‘Fortnite’ told UK lawmakers that the game isn’t addictive, after Prince Harry said it was ‘irresponsible’ and should be banned