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If you were two guess two things in every teenage boy’s bedroom it would be porn and video games, but do they have anything else in common?
They are “arousal addictions,” where the attraction is in the novelty, the variety or the surprise factor of the content. Sameness is soon habituated; newness heightens excitement. In traditional drug arousal, conversely, addicts want more of the same cocaine or heroin or favorite food.
Online gaming is terribly addictive for the Chinese people who can afford it, but to what levels would they stoop to keep their addiction pumping? This Chinese couple sold their three children into possible slave labor so that they could continue their online addiction.