August 17, 2006

(Virtual) game addiction

Can't stand away from your game console from more than 2 hours? Dutch consultancy Smith & Jones seem to have a solution. Here's an interesting niche/business oportunity: "Addiction consultancy".

"Computer and video games can be fun and innocent. Most people can play computer games without trouble. However, 20% of all gamers can develop a dependency on gaming.

Many of these individuals have neglected family, romance, school, and jobs; not to mention their basic needs such as food and personal hygiene? all for a video or computer game.

The Smith and Jones WILD HORSES CENTER has the very first outpatient addiction treatment program for problem gamers in Europe."

[Via: Iconoculture]

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