Computer Games Are Addictive Because They Are Designed To Be Addictive

A lot has been written about computer game violence this week because of the much-awaited launch of “Grand Theft Auto IV”, with dire warnings about turning our kids into killers.  On cue – there was a stabbing in a queue to buy the game in Croydon – there see, goes to prove it!!

But regardless of content, the most immediate worry is why are these games so addicitive, drawing in just as many adults as children to play for hours on end, daily.

The reason is simple – they are designed to be addictive. (more…)