Video games are electronic programs with specific rules, played by one or more users.
Video games can be played either on a personal computer, mobile phone and tablet or on special consoles. A scene as well as the characters or actors are depicted on the monitor. The gamer can react to the action on the screen using a keyboard, mouse, touch screen or external control modules. Often the challenge of a video game is defined by levels of success, such as the collection of points or achieving a goal.
Better gaming than drugs you might think. But gaming also has its risks: it can lead to growing isolation, depression and more. But when does the addiction start? Experts say that if you would rather play video games than eat or shower, you’re an addict in need of treatment. A clinic in the west German town of Gütersloh is offering just that.