Frontline Looks at Video Game Addiction in South Korea

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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    metroidprimegmr says:

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


    Jack Thompson: future Good Burger employee of the month

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    Deamian says:

    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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    SeanB says:

    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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    mdo7 says:

    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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    Saxy says:

    Yeah, they’re not…

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

    Remember kids, only YOU can prevent yourself from making a fool of yourself.

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    Tyler Baumbarger says:

    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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    ZippyDSMlee says:

    If its star craft their whole piece is irrevalant….


    I am a criminal because I purchase media,I am a criminal because I use media, I am a criminal because I chose to own media..We shall remain criminals until Corporate stay’s outside our bedrooms..

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    zel says:

    or 10, or 30…


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    DarkSaber says:

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


    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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