Who was the genius that came up with this study? Of course they are addictive….fun is addictive. We are talking about one facet of America’s great exports…technology and entertainment. Of course there is the occasional Korean that goes overboard, and it may piss of your significant other. But nobody loses their house over a game of Madden.
The bottom line here is simple, you’re either born with an addictive personality or your not. A good parent will always make sure a kid has some structure balanced with time to just be a kid. Likewise for you spouses of the world. Would you rather your spouse be at home laughing with the kids over a video game or blowing cash and his/her liver down at the local pub or golf course?