I know its a week old, but I barely read the article. The article appears to be among the most profound and utterly stupid moments in history. Gaming as a disease? Gaming is a hobby, and to call it a disease will naturally enrage the community that has evolved around it. Why on earth would they try to call our hobby a disease? There's lots of answers. Because they're stupid. Because they're afraid. Because they don't understand. But here's an answer that best fits the question. So they can treat it. Think about it. If gaming remained a hobby, then it is our right to be able to buy and play these games. It wouldn't be constitutional to try and restrict one of our liberties merely because some extremist christian group doesn't agree with it. But if it was a disease, then they can push out ANYTHING they want to CURE it. Pharmaceutical companies and "doctors" would have a field day pushing out pills, powders, and fluids to "treat" the disease. Tack on the fear parents have of electronics and the growing "epidemic" of young gamers, and you have one huge market to exploit. This has happened before. Attention Deficit Disorder, commonly known as ADD, has symptoms so vague and commonly misunderstand that any doctor could diagnose any child with one personality problem and not raise any eyebrows. Better evidence would be to ask anyone diagnosed with ADD what symptoms they have, and it'll be unlikely that they exactly know, and yet most have been prescribed pill after pill to help them with their "disease." Well thats my two cents on the whole gaming as a disease thing. Conspiracy theory? Unlikely. I'm not one to really believe that a small group of evil men in suits run the world. However, if that bill does make it through Congress (and it just might), I won't be surprised if VGame-Ritalin rolls onto the shelves.