Gaming disorder is officially a thing. Here’s what it means.

Gaming disorder is about more than just playing video games a lot.Image: vicky leta / mashable Gaming disorder, which basically boils down to video game addiction, was officially recognized by the World Health Organization Saturday. After a year and a half of deliberation on the new revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which included gaming disorder in its 2017 draft, all 194 member states of the WHO agreed to adopt ICD-11. The new revision goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022. So what exactly is gaming disorder? It sits in the subcategory in ICD-11 called “Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviors” alongside alcoholism, gambling addiction, and, curiously, a section devoted to harmful …

Is ‘World of Warcraft Classic’ bugged for you? Check this list, it might be a feature.

Image: blizzard entertainment World of Warcraft Classic is meant to take fans of Blizzard’s hit MMORPG back to simpler times. But memory, as it turns out, is a funny thing. The new-old WoW — Classic restores to the MMO many of the rules and systems that defined its 2005 release — isn’t set to launch until the summer, but players are participating in the closed beta test now. And an apparently not-insignificant number of them are running into issues that they’re reporting as bugs. There’s just one problem: some of those bugs are actually features. It’s hard to say how many people are making the mistake when Classic isn’t even out yet. But the number is apparently large enough that …

3 production companies say they won’t film in Georgia after abortion law signed

(CNN)Hollywood has been outspoken against a controversial Georgia abortion law, and now the heads of three production companies are saying they will not film in the state. Georgia has been the location for the filming of multiple television shows and blockbuster films, including one of Marvel’s biggest hits, “Black Panther.” Such films and the production of wildly popular TV series including “The Walking Dead” and “Stranger Things” have resulted in an estimated $2.7 billion pouring into the Southern state from direct spending via 455 productions, the governor’s office announced last year. Filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele released a joint statement Friday stating they’d stand “shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia” as their new show “Lovecraft Country” begins …

John Oliver enlists help of Michael Keaton for scathing deep dive into the opioid crisis

John Oliver does not hold back.  His latest deep dive is proof of this. In his video for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, he tears into drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the U.S. opioid crisis — an epidemic fuelled by fentanyl, OxyContin, and heroin. Though he’s covered the topic before, Oliver chose to tackle it again because statistics show an alarming number of people are dying from opioid addiction. According to figures from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were over 72,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017.  As Oliver points out, there’s a dearth of literally any video footage of OxyContin billionaire Richard Sackler talking — so he enlisted the help of Michael Keaton to …

Stephen Colbert goes after Trump’s healthcare promises in a cutting 6-minute monologue

Stephen Colbert is a long way from impressed with Trump’s very vague promises of a healthcare plan.  “He’s decided he wants to kill Obamacare in the courts,” Colbert says in the clip above. “And remember repeal and replace? We’re gonna repeal and replace? Well, after nine years, they still haven’t gotten round to the replace part. “They have no plan.” Ultimately, Colbert compares Trump to an “old-timey travelling snake oil salesman” — one who’s come full circle, and is now telling the same lies he told years earlier to the town he first started in. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

John Oliver takes a deep dive into the dark side of WWE

Wrestling, as John Oliver makes clear in the video above, is ridiculously fun to watch. It just is. But it’s not without its problems. In a 20-minute monologue for Last Week Tonight, Oliver breaks down the issues faced by those working under billionaire Vince McMahon at the WWE. “The shocking thing about McMahon and his company is the extent to which he’s shielded himself from responsibility for his wrestlers’ welfare,” says Oliver, before launching into a breakdown of the many things wrong with the company — from the fact its wrestlers aren’t technically classed as employees to the WWE’s failure to care for the health of those working for it. The WWE responded on Monday with a statement, saying they …

Apple TV+ originals sizzle reel trailer

Apple TV+ already has a star-studded lineup of original programming.Image: Apple Apple has finally shared details on its long-awaited streaming service, including a name: Apple TV+. It will bow out in over 100 countries this fall.  CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple TV+ will be “the destination for the highest quality originals,” including documentaries, dramas, kids shows, and comedies.  SEE ALSO: Apple TV+ promo showcases new series by Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, and more At the event, filmmakers and actors from these star-studded Apple TV+ originals showed up on stage to introduce the world to their upcoming projects. Here are the officially announced TV shows coming our way. The Morning Show  Image: Apple The Morning Show stars Reese Witherspoon, Steve …

Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s Model Y

Image: courtesy of hbo “She didn’t blink.”  It’s a peculiar observation, but when ex-Theranos receptionist Cheryl Gafner makes it, it’s hard to shake — Elizabeth Holmes, the fraudster behind the now defunct blood testing company Theranos, doesn’t blink.  Or at least when she does blink, it is done with purpose, a cool and calculating gesture that accompanies a specific word or phrase. To Holmes, blinks are seemingly for conveying sincerity and establishing trust, not an involuntary response to, y’know, having eyeballs. It’s an unsettling behavior to witness, particularly when put in the context of Holmes’ dangerous multi-million dollar fraud. But gaining awareness of creepy details like this one is an essential part of The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon …