This Is Your Brain On Farmville

“I justify this as being my only source of entertainment, and I’m forgoing movies and dinners out, so it’s OK,” one Farmville addict told Cnet. Frugality, or self-deluded rationalization?

The same person said they were a hardcore Mafia Wars player before “I realized I hated it,” she said. “It wasn’t cute. It wasn’t even fun–just addicted clicking.” But when it’s a cartoon farm, mixing cute pixels with notions of worthy toil, then it’s all good.

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Virtual farm games absorb real money, real lives [Cnet]

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