Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

May 27, 2009 -

The National Institute on Media and the Family, which seems to have adopted video game addiction as its primary game-related issue of late, recently used its Twitter account to point to a Frontline video report on gaming in South Koria. 

Part of the report examines the struggle of an adolescent boy to balance his game play with the other facets of his life and looks at the government-run anti-game addiction camp he attends.

Click here for the video.


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Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

It's ironic.

South Korea, the most Wired place on Earth...

Can someone text them Starcraft is 10 years old and they might want to move on? I don't think verbal conversation works with them anymore.

 

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11 years old and still the best game ever.

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Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

And people enjoying old games is a grave injustice against society BECAAAAAUUSE....????

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Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

South Korea is a Christian country...therefore we should be like them.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_South_Koreamikedo2007

That's not technically correct.  Even though the christianity religion looks like it's dominating SK, Buddhism is still very strong in SK.  You can look at  the link above (sorry If it looks different then what I'm doing, I'm typing from my work at NIH, I'm a summer student).  I liked the video, but they're going to need to fix the addiction.  The NIMF is using South Korea as their back up evidence to support US's youth game addiction.  I don't see the link between South Korea's and US's game addiction.  South Korea does not equal to USA.    

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south korea is not a christian country

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Yeah, they're not...

If you're going to bash something, at least don't pull a Jack Thompson...

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So, if there were game addiction on Mars, that would totally back NIMF´s affirmations about addiction on USA?

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Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

First, just a quick spellcheck, "report on gaming in South Koria."

Second, doesn't "national" typically mean within the nation it belongs to?

What are they going to claim all cultures are exactly the same with the same heritage, social upbringing, economy, and values?

Or ar they just going to use this as a scare tactic to convince people that video game addiciton is a real thing even though it is simply a form of entertainment similar to books and television, except often more engaging and immersive? (I say often because I have played Shaq Fu which does not meet either qualification.)

I'd have to guess the second one.

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If its star craft their whole piece is irrevalant….

 


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Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

Because gaming addiction only happens in South Korea.

Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

In SK, games are a way of life. It's not something you put down after an hour... or two... or three... or four...


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or 10, or 30...

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Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

And these guys go on to win thousands of dollars in Korea's biggest sport. Starcraft...

Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

Or stab their friend to death in a dispute over a sword in a MMORPG.

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Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

yeah, nobody ever died at a soccer game.

Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

lots of people have died at a soccer game, via the crowd pushing against the railings

Re: Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

yeah, i meant that comment to be taken as sarcasm.

What i meant is that people die doing lots of things. Smoking is still legal in most countries, yet that kills not only the user, but has the strong possibility to infect or kill people not chosing to partake.

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Who mentioned soccer?

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