Fünf Wege wie dich Computerspiele süchtig machen

In einem Artikel auf cracked.com legt David Wong dar wie es “World of WarCraft” oder “Farmville” schaffen Spieler über sehr lange Zeiten vor den Bildschirmen zu halten.

Spaß scheint dabei selten die treibende Kraft zu sein.

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What the hell? Look, I’m not saying video games are heroin. I totally get that the victims had other shit going on in their lives. But, half of you reading this know a World of Warcraft addict and experts say video game addiction is a thing. So here’s the big question: Are some games intentionally designed to keep you compulsively playing, even when you’re not enjoying it?

Oh, hell yes. And their methods are downright creepy.

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Gaming has changed. It used to be that once they sold us a $50 game, they didn’t particularly care how long we played. The big thing was making sure we liked it enough to buy the next one. But the industry is moving toward subscription-based games like MMO’s that need the subject to keep playing–and paying–until the sun goes supernova.

Mehr dazu gibt es hier:
Cracked – 5 creepy ways video games are trying to get you addicted

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