Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Annotated Bibliography 9

The authors at the Boston Globe suggests to video gamers, mostly MMORPG players, that can become very addicting. Maressa Orzack can relate to this addiction, but she thought that she was able to get away from it easier because her addiction was only to computer solitaire, while people now are addicted to MMORPGs. She now helps people to try and control there addictions, mainly to the game known as World of Warcraft or WoW. People would play around 5 to 10 hours a day when they had time or even when they didn't. Also, most people would lie and tell there friends they aren't sick or wouldn't even answer the phone when it rang because they got so into the game. Some people just started playing normally and then they entered a virtually reality world where there is no visible exit. This article can relate to the fellowship of the Online Gamers article because it talks about how people play MMORPGs, but this article mainly focuses on the adiction that can follow gameplay. This article supports my topic because it gives me the other side of video games, the negatives.

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