Because WHO voted to make it real: https://www.cnet.com/news/world-health-organization-deems-gaming-disorder-an-official-illness/

tl,dr; if your gaming makes you forget about real world obligations, you're basically sick and have a gaming disorder and need to pay $$$ for a private clinic somewhere. Watch out kids, your soccer mom is running through the doors to kick Nintendo through the window. Remind her to throw her own tablet with PvZ too ;)

Gaming industry in South Korea apparently mad about this. Others yet to react.

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Makes sense. Gambling addiction has been a real thing too, so why not gaming? As long as it gives you dopamine, it can be addictive. Personally I don't think I can get (extremely) addicted to gaming that it would effect my life drastically but I certainly need my computer.

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80s: Music is evil.
90s: Movies are evil. Music is art.
00s: Vidyagames are evil. Movies are art.
10s: Vidyagames are officially evil. Take that movies and music, you only wish you'd be vidyagames!

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Great, another reason for people to pass the blame for lack of personal responsibility onto something else.
There go more of my tax dollars.

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