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Flappy Bird Creator Says Game Might Return With Addiction Warning

By Bryan Le

Dong Nguyen may revive his smash-hit game, but this time with a warning that urges users to "take a break." MORE  

Is Flappy Bird Really Addictive?

By Bryan Le

Some may find Flappy Bird's creator deciding to pull the game for being too addictive ridiculous, but studies have shown that behavioral addictions are just as real as substance addictions. MORE  

Video Gaming Addiction Up 66% in Netherlands

By Bryan Le

Eight Dutch electronic game addiction clinics treated 256 clients in 2011. Two years later, that number nearly doubled. MORE  

Flappy Bird Creator Pulls Game For Being Too Addictive

By Bryan Le

The programmer of the smash hit mobile game says he turned his back on $50,000 a day to save gamers from themselves. MORE  

Chinese Official Blows Public Funds on Gaming Addiction

By Bryan Le

"Chu" faces prison after spending millions of taxpayers' yuan on an online role-playing game. MORE  

Autism Linked to Video Game Addiction

By Valerie Tejeda

Kids with autism are playing video games far more than their peers, a study finds. MORE  

Will Gaming Addiction Become Official?

By Valerie Tejeda

Experts hope the new DSM will recognize the increasingly common disorder. MORE  

Morning Roundup April 3rd, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

More divorces blamed on women's drinking, man arrested for paying cabby with weed, and Michael Jackson's wrongful death suit moves to trial. MORE  

Internet Addict Dials 911 on Himself

By Bryan Le

After trying every other measure to get offline, a Chinese man asks to be locked up. MORE  

Gaming Addict Lives at Internet Cafe for Six Years

By McCarton Ackerman

China's "poster child" for web addiction leaves only occasionally to eat and bathe. MORE  

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North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

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