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World of Warcrack

In yesterday's paper, there was a story about a woman in Coeur d’Alene who lost her children because she was playing World of Warcraft for "six to eight hours a day."

In the comments, reader catchaserguns mentioned, "Thats why I call it World of Warcrack."

It's not just one reader -- a lot of people in the gaming community call it that. Note, for example, the Urban Dictionary definition for "warcrack":

That's a sad story, but I know a lot of gamers who spend the same amount of time playing their WoW or their EVE Online (note: I was once guilty of this one) or their GTA 3/4/5. It's not just an isolated incident, it's an epidemic. At least she didn't die.



Daniel Gayle
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