HBO's documentary film about game addiction in South Korea will premiere tonight at 9:00 PM ET. The film, "Love Child," tells the story of two South Korean parents who were so addicted to the Korean MMO Prius that they neglected their three-month-old child to the point that he died. They were later charged by police.
The film explores the case in great detail, and consults with supposed experts about Internet and video game addiction. The film is directed by Valerie Veatch and executive produced by T-Mobile CEO John Legere. It should be noted that both Internet and Gaming addictions are not recognized by mental health professionals in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere as real addictions like gambling or sex.
The film will also air on July 29 (3:25 a.m.), July 31 (11:15 a.m., 6:00 p.m.), Aug. 3 (4:00 p.m.), August 5 (1:15 p.m.), and August 16 (8:30 a.m.) on HBO. Love Child can be seen on HBO2 July 29 (8:00 p.m.), Aug. 1 (6:00 a.m.), August 8 (5:10 a.m.), August 10 (11:15 a.m.), August 19 (10:20 a.m., midnight) and August 30 (3:15 p.m.). Naturally you can watch it on HBO GO after it airs on July 28...
You can learn more about the documentary by visiting www.hbo.com.