Professor Mark Griffiths from Nottingham Trent University gave an interesting research based talk about the positive effects of video games. He’s actually a Professor of gaming studies and an expert on addiction.
The one thing that made me laugh and also wonder about was the fact that he was telling us that prior to the affordability and accessibility of broadband he was receiving a number of calls every week from worried parents whose children were ‘addicted to the internet’. The problem was that with a dial-up account it was costing a fortune in terms of phone calls to access the web. Now with a flat fee of £14.99 to access the web via broadband he is no longer receiving these calls from worried parents.
No financial implication, now no longer an addiction, no cause for worry…interesting eh?!.