Digitally Numb: How Media And Video Games Desensitize Us

Last week, I wrote a series on video game addiction. If you haven’t had a chance to read my posts, you can catch up on them on my site. This week, I would like to shift gears and talk about another video game related topic, desensitization.

Video Game Addiction: Level 3

The problem with video games as a hobby is that the hobby doesn’t stop when the game is turned off. Magazines, web sites, and discussion boards further fuel what can easily become a second obsession, the video game culture itself.

Video Game Addiction: Level 2

I have witnessed the devastation of video gaming taken to the level of obsession. Which is to say the hobby taken to levels where a gamer’s health, relationships, and job become affected.