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  • Slide 1 - How Video Games Can Become Addictive Submitted by Mitchell Goss, Community Assistant, Garcia Hall, New Mexico State University
  • Slide 2 - How can a GAME be addictive? Video Game Addiction
  • Slide 3 - Game Designers Use Many Strategies to Keep Consumers Playing Immersive Strategies Expansive Strategies Social Strategies Popular Strategies
  • Slide 4 - Immersive- Modern games, especially MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games) like World of Warcraft, are packed with incredibly amounts of characters, scenery, and back story that are only enhanced by the players’ imaginations. Game Designers Use Many Strategies to Keep Consumers Playing
  • Slide 5 - Game Designers Use Many Strategies to Keep Consumers Playing Expansive- Games often come out with, prequels, sequels, add-ons, updates, or expansions to keep the content fresh and make players feel pressured to keep up.
  • Slide 6 - Game Designers Use Many Strategies to Keep Consumers Playing Social- Games played online create intense competition between players. Some games require cooperation, which, while preferable to complete social isolation, fosters addiction through peer.
  • Slide 7 - Game Designers Use Many Strategies to Keep Consumers Playing Popular trends- games play on trends in pop culture like Zombies, various wars, music, etc.
  • Slide 8 - WHY so serious? Expensive Time consuming Impacts sleep negatively Increases irritability
  • Slide 9 - Why is Game Addiction a Serious Issue? Expensive- Video games, consoles, downloads, controllers, and subscriptions can add up hundreds of dollars a month
  • Slide 10 - Why is Game Addiction a Serious Issue? Time consuming- Games can easily take up huge blocks of time, or collectively add up. The time spent playing often cuts into time normally used for important things.
  • Slide 11 - Why is Game Addiction a Serious Issue? Bad sleep habits- Staying up playing until early hours of the morning can disrupt sleep cycles. It has even resulted in death by exhaustion.
  • Slide 12 - Why is Game Addiction a Serious Issue? Irritability- While some studies suggest video games lead to increased violence, most players will agree that a much more realistic concern is the overwhelming frustration that can sometimes come from losing a match, item, or standing in a game.
  • Slide 13 - Warning Signs Playing for hours at a time Showing less interest in things you previously did often Becoming anxious or depressed Playing secretly Making constant references about games or talking about nothing but games Lying about getting other things done
  • Slide 14 - Help! Counseling Center offers free sessions to students? Try talking to your friends about their addiction or about them helping you with yours Online Gamers Anonymous (www.olganon.org)
  • Slide 15 - This can be used as a bulletin board or a program

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