Video Games Not Fun
Researchers at the University of Rochester have found children and teens are addicted to video games to fulfill their psychological needs.
We think there's a deeper theory than the fun of playing," says Richard M. Ryan, a motivational psychologist at the University and lead investigator in the four new studies about gaming. Players reported feeling best when the games produced positive experiences and challenges that connected to what they know in the real world.
This discovery comes as no surprise to the video game industry, as they were the first to implement the exploitive “high score” system into its games to addict players.