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08-26-12, 06:30 PM
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Sundays are for waking up at the crack of dawn, donning slippers and monocle, and heading down to the study for preparation of the day‚??s documents. What would the message hidden them actually say about the state of our civilisation? Only one way to find out‚?¶



CNN‚??s Gaming Reality series is pretty formidable (http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2012/08/tech/gaming.series/index.html). Their large piece on Korea hits some familiar notes, that nonetheless resonate: ‚??Take Seung, a 17-year-old I met in Seoul. He didn‚??t want his real name used because of stigma associated with gaming addiction. Like MarineKing, he grew up idolizing the pro players he saw on TV. He told me he wishes he could stop playing, but he can‚??t. He spends sometimes 12 to 14 hours a day, he said, tapping away on the keyboard playing online games like ‚??Maple Story,‚?? ‚??Sudden Attack‚?? and ‚??StarCraft.‚?? Seung attended several counseling sessions for gaming addiction ‚?? supported by the government ‚?? but said that wasn‚??t enough to make him stop. He‚??s not sure he‚??ll ever be able to.‚?? (more‚?¶) (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/08/26/the-sunday-papers-231/#more-121580)


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