Originally written by Isabelle Pavlova for mmorgy.com

The Escapist is all about addiction this week, an issue that is dealt with quite often in the intersection of sex and the internet. Despite All Our Games discusses the matters of brain chemistry behind game addiction, explaining the biological matters of why we get hooked.

As anyone who talks to me with any frequency knows, I'm all about using events to harness brain chemistry for immersive player experiences, but just like any proper mad scientist project, something can always go awry, and this article shows one of those times. Of course, it's not as bad as say, snorting coke, like some people would have you believe. But, it can still crush parts of your life pretty badly (a war story most players have experienced at one time or another.), and adding sex to the mix just makes the solution even more volatile.