Via gamepolitics, Neils Clark wrote a very thorough post about the fallacies of video game addiction perpetuated in the media and through society. Clark offered an expert opinion regarding video game addiction, many of the fallacies are focused on the nuances surrounding addiction research and gamer experiences. Although, he would’ve scolded me if he were to read my addiction posts, he did presented fair observations how it’s not easy to get straight answers.
There are questions I’d like to add: Where do these fallacies come from? How they come about in the general public’s mind?
It’s amazing reading comments from an average reader, it shows how much of a difference in knowledge one has.
Clark, N. (2009) Big trouble in little articles: Ten game addiction fallacies. http://neilsclark.blogspot.com/2009/10/big-trouble-in-little-articles-ten-game.html