Article: Video Games Addiction

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Video Games Addiction
Antonius J. Van Rooij, Gert-Jan Meerkerk, Tim M. Schoenmakers, Mark Griffiths and Dike Van De Mheen they authored the article " Video Games addiction and social responsibility " in how gamers get addicted to video games and how the companies should be responsible about the effects which is important to not change the gamers behavior. The article has been received on the 2nd of July 2009 and it has been accepted on the 7th of July the same year. Later on, in October 2010 this article was published in Informa Healthcare, Addiction Research and Theory. Rooji, Meerkerk, Schoenmakers, Mheen they studied at the Netherlands University in Heemraadssingel 194, 3012 DM Rotterdam and they had been employed as a researchers at the IVO. Additionally, Mheen graduated from Erasmus University, Medical Center in Rotterdam 3015 GE at the same country. Griffiths 's is a professor of psychology division studies at Nottingham Trent University at UK, Burton St, NG1 4BU.
According to the authors in their article " Video Games addiction and social responsibility " they talked about the gamers and their addiction with video games or online
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Kids these days are addicted to violence and I believe violent video games affect on them as well. And most kids who play these games for a long time become more aggressive. However, the authors supported their idea by giving some examples of how companies can develop their video games by putting warning sings in the screen page of the game such as, according to what the authors wrote " Japanese developer Square Enix featured the following message in its online game Final Fantasy XI (Pet Food Alpha 2008): ‘(. . .) we have no desire to see your real life suffer as a consequence. Don’t forget your family, your friends, your school, or your work.’

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