Study what makes games addictive

Daniel King, Ernst Koster, Joël Billieux

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Abstract

The World Health Organization now includes ‘Gaming disorder’ in the 11th revision of its International Classification of Diseases. We need more independent research into design features that can contribute to addictive and harmful gaming, particularly with respect to technological innovations such as machine learning and in-game purchasing (‘microtransactions’).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346
Number of pages1
JournalNature
Volume573
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Human behaviour
  • games
  • addictive gaming
  • gaming disorder

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