A serious side effect has been discovered that affects
players of the video game “Monster Carnage III”. This
latest release from Obsession Media is advertised as
requiring higher levels of eye/hand coordination than
any other game currently on the market. Now, the
creators and distributors of Monster Carnage are coming
under attack for not revealing a potential hazard
through appropriate labeling.
Users may experience permanent memory loss when they
play for extended periods. Only the motor cortex at the
rear of the frontal lobe is affected. This portion of
the brain is responsible for manual dexterity. So far,
only one learned skill has reportedly been affected -
the ability to tie shoelaces.
One grief stricken mom claims the ability her teen lost
is gone for good. “I spent weeks teaching Justin how to
tie his shoes when he was just 5 years old. You make the
two rabbit ears, cross them over and pull them through.
Now, that’s all gone - like it never even happened.”
Human Brain after playing a computer game for 200 hours
Tony Macellaio, PR rep for Obsession Media, says this is
a misrepresentation of what is actually happening “Motor
memory isn’t really lost, it’s just being overwritten
with new skills. In this case, players gain the ability
to make it to level 27 and rack up bonus points by
dismembering a pack of werewolves with a virtual
chainsaw. Is that too high a price to pay for switching
Parents are advised to watch their kids closely for
other negative consequences of excessive gaming.
News Story by
K. D. McCarty : Website: