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Submission + - Video Games designed to be addictive? 1

geekoid writes: "Microsoft games researcher intentionally designs games to be addictive:

The idea of game addiction has always been a solid foundation for a heated debate on Slashdot. When behavioral scientists are consulted to create the pattern of behaviors the game designers want, isn't that intentionally creating addictive behaviors? Should people be warned that a game has been designed to make them addicted?"
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Video Games designed to be addictive?

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  • I think you'll find that most modern forms of entertainment (including music and television) are to some extent "addictive", to keep you coming back. That's kind of the whole point of the business model.

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. -- Norman Douglas