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Originally Posted by articleAfter all, what parent wouldnt be worried if their kid spent hours locked in a darkened room, oblivious to the world around them? In such a situation, it might even be a relief to find the pile of Playboys under the bed sign of a more normal adolescent life outside the computer screen.
Originally Posted by will.I've just emailed this article to a friend who has an adiction to world of warcraft. I know, that sounds stupid, but I genuinely belive that he is adicted.
Originally Posted by will.I think Blizzard need to take more responsibility with regulation of the time people spend on that game. Playing more than 5 hours a day is just rediculous. Its ok once every so often. I can't say i'm a perfect example of a regulated gamer,
Originally Posted by specofdustI disagree, it's not the content providers job to be parents to people. If people don't want to accept personal responsability for their lives then fine, but it's not a companies job to be the parent and say "you've had enough now".
Originally Posted by will.Its not just unhealthy physically, its also mental as well. If given the choice between going out with some mates on a night out. He will always choose WoW. He's even blown of a weekend holiday because he had a raid with his guild.
Originally Posted by .willwill have people obsessively playing it, or reinacting its stunts (i'm thinking of the wrestling games, several people broke limbs at my school because of those) they should have warnings
Originally Posted by will.No matter what anyone says, it is most definately not just down to the parents and the person themselves to monitor their online time. Take any addiction, people with them often don't want to quit. People arround them give up trying to force them. The manufacture has to take some form of responsibility. Cigarette packets now have writen warnings and threats, alcahol has the same in some countries, soon there will be graphic images. All because someone made a product thats function is to become adicitve and provide income to the manufacturer.
(maybe too close to the way the French really drive
Originally Posted by Techno-DannIt seems to me that adding another processor to a computer is becoming a bit of a fad these days...
First there was SLI, adding another video processor.
Then came the X-fi, which is a rather powerful sound processor.
And then came the Physics card, and the ATI and nVidia physics-on-GPU systems.
And after that came Quad-SLI!
And now comes an AI processor.
I don't know about you, but I'm running out of PCI and PCI-express slots...
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