A British legislator called for that nation's health care system to treat gaming addiction. Notwithstanding the lack of medical consensus that such a thing even exists, Keith Vaz (Labour) sees bad brain changes happen, and treatment called for.
He summons up some of the scary stories we've been blogging:
"In the most extreme cases, people have neglected to feed their children and suffered fatal deep vein thrombosis as a result of the extended time spent at their computer or games console.
"This needs to be recognised as a serious problem by the Government. Such behaviour can destroy lives and treatment and support should be available as it is for any other lifestyle problem which impacts upon mental or physical health."
It's an established pattern: media hype -> political noise -> state policy.