Farmville is the cigarettes of gaming

That's what I tweeted yesterday on news that the TurboMegaGigantopopular game Farmville is coming to the iPhone. "We want to destroy the last shred of productivity Americans can manage and rip families apart," the president of Farmville said but not really. Today, Larissa pointed out this article where Dr Dominic Micklewright, from the University of Essex compared the health of gamers to athletes.  The gamers have the reaction time of a fighter jet pilot, but the lung function of a 60-year old smoker.

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