According to Stiftelsen Ungdomsvård, a Swedish youth organisation specializing in game addiction, "(World of Warcraft) is the crack cocaine of the computer world."
The Youth Care Foundation is about to release it's report in which labels World of Warcraft as "the most dangerous game on the market."
Author of the report, Sven Rollenhagen, claims, "There is not a single case of game addiction that we have worked with in which World of Warcraft has not played a part."
The poster child for the report is a 15-year-old Swedish boy who collapsed and suffered seizures after playing World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King for 24 hours straight.(Which still doesn't sound that hardcore.)
The report also has the backing of the Swedish National Institute of Public Health, which warns of the ever-growing increase worldwide of game addiction.
Of course, WoW isn't just damaging to the mind and body, but to the soul, or so says the American Evangelists, anyway. According to them, World of Warcraft was the 20th most sinful game of the 2008 holiday season. (No prizes for guessing GTA IV gained the top spot.)
Source: The Register