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Gaming addictions

  1. 1. Gaming Addictions By: Lori Taylor Rudy James Mercedes Guest Michelle Goddard
  2. 2. Definition: Habitual psychological and physiological dependence on a substance or practice beyond one's voluntary control.
  3. 3. Online Gaming Addictions MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) role-playing Extremely popular and allow the players to join and play for free with “perks” being the addition of customizations purchased from the developers for points, in exchange for money.  Example: Battlefield Heroes and Battle Forge
  4. 4. Online Gaming Addictions First-person Shooter Most of these games have evolved to incorporate role-playing and customization to enhance the online experience of the players as well as provide them with a unique online presence.  Example: Battlefield Heroes
  5. 5. Online Gaming Addictions Adult/Gambling/Erotic Developers have realized that there are adults who surf the web and may need a fifteen minute break here and there…not all of these games are raunchy and distasteful. Gambling games allow a person to play for an imaginary amount of money. • Examples: Strip Poker, Date Games, and other 3D Anime/Hentai
  6. 6. Online Gaming Addictions Puzzle/Strategy These hybrid games are evolving because the niches for a specific brand is small and many players look for as many facets of gaming in one source to enjoy; these are card based strategy games. Example: Battle Forge
  7. 7. Online Gaming Addictions • Racing/Simulation • Most of these are considered an online racing game; they allow you to customize your vehicle, race, earn cash, gas, and other strategic factors in order to play the game. • Examples: Games provided to Facebook by Zynga games.
  8. 8. Video Gaming Addictions Examples of Video Games: Play station WII X box 360 Nintendo DS
  9. 9. Video Gaming Addictions Physical Symptoms: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Migraines Sleep disturbances Back aches Eating irregularities Poor personal hygiene
  10. 10. Social Networking Top 5 Most Popular Social Networks Facebook MySpace Twitter LinkedIn Ning
  11. 11. Causes Social aspect/interaction with other players is the primary factor Complex systems of goals and achievements Struggle to gain one more skill or weapon Struggle to gain power and status Feeling like a failure unless a person reaches the next level
  12. 12. Signs Inability to stop the activity Neglect of family and friends Lying to employers, teachers, and family about activities Problems in school or job Carpal tunnel syndrome Dry eyes Failure to attend to personal hygiene
  13. 13. Dealing with Gaming Addictions  Admitting being powerless over gaming  Believing that a Greater Power could help restore sanity  Deciding to turn the problem over to God  Making a fearless moral inventory of yourself  Admitting the nature of our wrongs to God, ourselves, and others  Being ready for God to remove these defects of character  Humbly asking God to remove shortcomings  Making a list of all people we harmed and become willing to make amends  Making direct amends to those we wronged  Continue to take personal inventory and admit wrongs as they occur  Seeking to improve relationship with God  Carrying our story to others with the same issues
  14. 14. Online Gaming Question 1 Q: What is an example of a first person shooting game? A: Battlefield Heroes
  15. 15. Online Gaming Question 2 Q: What does MMOG stand for? A: Massively Multiplayer Online Game
  16. 16. Online Gaming Question 3 Q: What is an example of a puzzle/strategy game? A: Battle Forge
  17. 17. Video Gaming Question 1 Q: Play station, Wii, Xbox 360, and what are examples of video games? A: Nintendo DS
  18. 18. Video Gaming Question 2 Q: What is poor personal hygiene an example of? A: Physical symptom of video gaming addictions.
  19. 19. Video Gaming Question 3 Q: True or False: Migraines and back aches are two physical Symptoms of video gaming addictions. A: True
  20. 20. Social Networking Question 1 Q. Name one of the top 5 most popular social networks? A. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Ning
  21. 21. Social Networking Question 2 Q:True or False: Social Networks are online communities that connect people with each other. A: True
  22. 22. Social Networking Question 3 Q: True or False: Workplaces encourage employees to engage in social networks like Facebook and Twitter during the work day. A: False
  23. 23. Referenceswww.ocf.berkeley.edu/~jenchan/OnlineGamingAddiction.html Unhealthy Gaming Habits and Addiction: Online Gaming Addiction www.us.norton.com/library/familyresource/article.jsp?aid=fr_onlinegaming_addition Online Games: Game vs. Addiction www.suite101/content/online-gaming-addiction-a274190 Online Gaming Addiction: Dealing With Online Gaming Addiction www.news.cnet.com/2100-1040-881673.html When games stop being fun www.articledashboard.com/Article/5-Types-of-Online-Games/989160 5 Types of Online Games What is Social Networking? http://www.whatissocialnetworking.com/ 5 Problems with Social Networking in the Workplace http://www.information-management.com/specialreports/2009_165/social_networking_media-10016208-1.html Problems with Social Networking and Teens http://www.life123.com/parenting/tweens-teens/social-networking/issues-with-teens-and-social-networking.shtml

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