Video game addiction is currently the hot topic among journalists and developers. With the recent WHO addition and discussions about loot boxes and monetization, there is a lot to go over. After a conversation with game economist Ramin Shokrizade, it made me think about how great game design is addictive, but in a good way.
For this cast, Ramin Shokrizade returned for a discussion on the ruling of the World Health Organization on Video Game Addiction. We spoke about the difference between a really good game that keeps you playing, and a game that is designed to force you to keep playing.
Taken from our live show, this segment was about video game addiction and when does a game cross that line.
For this video, I talked about my thoughts on the WHO declaring gaming addiction a disorder.