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 …