In 2012 a Chinese father hired gamers to ‘kill’ his son in-game repeatedly to stop his gaming addiction.
Some Christian groups criticized Dungeons and Dragons for promoting the veneration of demons, murder, and satanism, even though the creator of D&D was a committed christian.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is used to train the artificial intelligence in self driving cars due to its photorealistic graphics and its ability to produce a wide variety of realistic driving situations.
A 10-year-old saved his great-grandmother’s life in a speeding vehicle after she fell unconscious while driving. As they veered into oncoming traffic, the boy grabbed the wheel and guided the car to a halt in a mud filled ditch. Hailed as a hero, he credited his skills to playing Mario Kart.
A pro Counter-Strike player said about his team that they ‘were all on Adderall’ in an interview; as a result, the ESL, one of the largest eSports organization, announced that they will be working with the World Anti-Doping Agency to implement drug-testing for pro players.
A father made his son work his way to modernity by playing through the history of video games chronologically rather than let him play whatever video game he wanted. The boy started with 1979’s Galaxian.
Tetris Syndrome is when you play a game too long and you start to dream about it, and hallucinate about it on the edges of your vision.
Grand Theft Auto IV caused controversy over a gameplay feature allowing players to drive under the influence of alcohol.
In studies where random Monopoly players were given twice the money as their opponents, they began to act rudely towards other players and argued that they used strategy and skill to achieve victory.