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Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games?

Video games are designed to be addictive

With the help of hired scientists, game developers have employed many psychological techniques to make their products as unquittable as possible.
  • First, players are enticed with easy and predictable rewards.
  • To keep players interested, many games employ a strategy called intermittent reinforcement, in which players are surprised with rewards at random intervals.
Some video games punish players for leaving by refusing to suspend time.

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