This CNN special report doesn’t go into great detail — no particular video games or even types of games are referenced by the anchor or the network’s senior medical correspondent. But, according to a study conducted in Singapore, children who play games for more than thirty hours a week — the correspondent calls them “pathological gamers” — are at risk for anxiety and depression.
What this story lacks in specificity, it makes up for in suspect leaps of logic and vague attempts at ripped-from-the-headlines relevancy. Notice what amounts to a non-sequitur:
“This morning some new evidence suggesting that obsessive gaming, or what can be an addiction for some children, can actually lead to mental health issues. This comes in a study from the journal Pediatrics. At the same time there are some questions about the man accused in the deadly Tucson shooting, that he posted violent and, in some cases, disturbing comments on gaming internet websites.”