Raphael Rowe, Panorama journalist, today told CVG not to pre-judge Monday’s ‘Addicted to Games?’ show before it is aired.
The investigative programme, fresh from its FIFA expose, is spending its half-hour slot on Monday night dissecting the video games industry and ‘revealing the hidden psychological devices in games that are designed to keep us coming back for more.’
Rowe promises to discuss the matter with ‘leading experts calling for more independent research into this controversial subject,’ and will also feature ‘youngsters who’ve dropped out of school and university to play games for anything up to 21 hours a day.’
When pressed by CVG however, Rowe urged gamers to “judge after you’ve watched” the report. The trailer, which you can view below, is said by Rowe to contain real children’s reactions when playing games, which were captured as they went about their usual playing habits.
Panorama’s ‘Addicted to Games?’ will be screened on BBC 1 on Monday 06 December 2010, at 8:30pm.