Posts Tagged‘addictive gaming’

Pokemon Go: The Good, the Bad and the Gospel

PC: Nick Statt, The Verge, http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/10/11898470/pokemon-go-ios-android-niantic-ingress-ar-first-look

Pokemon Go is the latest installment in the two decade long gaming craze. Pokemon Go is not simply an extension, it’s an expansion. From all initial signs this first week of beta testing, it’s closer to an explosion. The Pokemon Go Craze Pokemon came to American in the 1990s and has hung in there as far as a relevant game. The basic premise of the game is to travel the world and capture monsters called Pokemon. In order to capture a pokemon you must first find a wild pokemon, then wear it down using your trained pokemon, then attempt to  capture…

Gaming Shows a Heart Condition

My dad is always full of wise sayings, great advice and terribly painful jokes. Growing up he was always fond of reminding me that one way to spot a bad decision was that it would “take you farther than you want to go, cost you more than you want to pay, and keep you longer than you want to stay.” Compulsive gaming is like that. It draws the gamer beyond the limits of a healthy life. I could give you a list of why gamers game too much, explain each and we could all go our way feeling we learned…