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  • Atticus replied to the topic Breath of the Wild Screen Captures in the forum The Legend of Zelda 3 months ago  · 

  • Atticus posted an update 3 months ago  · 

  • Atticus posted an update 4 months ago  · 

    Whoa! This is new.

    • yep, sorry to change it kinda dramatically, want to feature more of the content. i remove a few things but the site is less cluttered and more focused.

  • Atticus posted an update 4 months ago  · 

    Black Panther was absolutely excellent. It is one of THE best Marvel movies.

    Mood : Impressed
  • Atticus replied to the topic Pixel Pal Giveaway – PDP in the forum Nintendo Gaming 4 months, 2 weeks ago  · 

    I got a Super Mario Bros. 3 one for my bday. I’ll post hopefully soon.

  • Atticus replied to the topic Bayonetta 1 & 2 – One Month Away! in the forum Nintendo Gaming 5 months ago  · 

    I played a bit of Bay 1 and it was alright. Might consider later on. Does it have an amiibo support?

  • Atticus replied to the topic Mastiff Games – Party Planet Game Giveaway! in the forum Nintendo Gaming 5 months, 1 week ago  · 

    Not really too interested in the game. I just wanted to be included.  😀

  • Atticus started the topic "Gaming Disorder" Is An Actual Disease, World Health Organization Says in the forum Off Topic Medley 5 months, 3 weeks ago  · 

    I’ll have to get a doctor’s note.

    (Source: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/gaming-disorder-is-an-actual-disease-world-health-/1100-6455852/)

    The World Health Organization, the public health division of the United Nations, has released its newest list of classified diseases–and “gaming disorder” is included. A draft of the WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD) describes this as being characterized by a “pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour” online or offline.

    The description goes on to say that gaming disorders can include the following: “1) impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.”

    People suffering from the so-called “gaming disorder” run the risk of “significant impairment” to their personal, family, social, education, and occupational lives, according to the WHO. The description goes on to say that “gaming disorder” can be a continuous condition or it can be episodic or recurrent in nature. For it to be suggested that a person has “gaming disorder,” they would display these behaviour patterns for a year or longer.

    The WHO also has a listing for “hazardous gaming,” which the organisation says “refers to a pattern of gaming, either online or offline that appreciably increases the risk of harmful physical or mental health consequences to the individual or to others around this individual.”

    It goes on to say: “The increased risk may be from the frequency of gaming, from the amount of time spent on these activities, from the neglect of other activities and priorities, from risky behaviours associated with gaming or its context, from the adverse consequences of gaming, or from the combination of these. The pattern of gaming is often persists in spite of awareness of increased risk of harm to the individual or to others.”

    Speaking to the BBC, technology addiction specialist Dr. Richard Graham said he welcomes the WHO’s decision to making “gaming disorder” a recognised disease. “It is significant because it creates the opportunity for more specialised services. It puts it on the map as something to take seriously,” he said. At the same time, he said he worries that it could also lead to “confused parents whose children are just enthusiastic gamers.”

    Not everyone is thrilled with the WHO’s decision to recognise gaming addition as a medical condition. The Entertainment Software Association, which represents the video game industry’s interests in Washington DC and organizes E3 every year, said the move “recklessly trivializes real mental health issues.”

    “Just like avid sports fans and consumers of all forms of engaging entertainment, gamers are passionate and dedicated with their time,” the ESA said in a statement to Gamasutra. “Having captivated gamers for more than four decades, more than 2 billion people around the world enjoy video games.”

    “The World Health Organization knows that common sense and objective research prove video games are not addictive. And, putting that official label on them recklessly trivializes real mental health issues like depression and social anxiety disorder, which deserve treatment and the full attention of the medical community. We strongly encourage the WHO to reverse direction on its proposed action.”

    The newest ICD draft is not yet finalized, so things could change regarding its content and language. We’ll report back with more details as they become available.

  • Atticus posted an update 5 months, 3 weeks ago  · 

    Happy 2018!

    Mood : Excited
  • Atticus posted an update 6 months ago  · 

    Everyone: Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  • Atticus posted an update 6 months ago  · 

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is great game but my early thoughts are it’s the weakest of the 3 Chronicles games.

    • I haven’t played X, but i have the original. I appreciate your thoughts!

  • Atticus replied to the topic Super Mario Odyssey Japanese red Joy-cons! in the forum Pickups & Hauls 6 months ago  · 

    Actually it’s a coffee table. The Joy-cons being on the top level, amiibo on the bottom.

  • Atticus replied to the topic Giveaway! $20.00 Nintendo eShop Gift Card – ENTER NOW! in the forum Nintendo Gaming 6 months ago  · 

    If I won I’m thinking some Double Dragon IV. I’ve been eyeing that one for a while.

  • Atticus posted an update 6 months ago  · 

    Like the new site look,

  • Atticus posted an update 7 months, 2 weeks ago  · 

    RIP Miiverse

  • Atticus replied to the topic Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct 11/7 in the forum Nintendo Gaming 7 months, 2 weeks ago  · 

    It looks good, I may pick it up. Wish it was XBCx 2 tho.XBC was a better game though in my opinion so I’d rather this and can’t wait for it. A XBCX 2 would be just as welcomed eventually even though I never finished XBCX due to a game-breaking glitch after 155 hours in.  🙄

  • Atticus replied to the topic Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Direct 11/7 in the forum Nintendo Gaming 7 months, 3 weeks ago  · 

    Yeah, I’m looking forward to this. I finally beat XC3D recently. What a long and fantastic experience.

  • Atticus started the topic Super Mario Odyssey Japanese red Joy-cons! in the forum Pickups & Hauls 7 months, 3 weeks ago  · 

    I love red.

  • Atticus posted an update 7 months, 4 weeks ago  · 

    It’s SO good!!

    Mood : Amazed
  • Atticus replied to the topic Breath of the Wild Screen Captures in the forum The Legend of Zelda 8 months ago  · 

    235 hours. lol.

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