According to South-Korea's goverment the country counts around 2 million people who are addicted to games. At the beginning of the year a 32 year old man died after playing games for 5 days straight. A month after that the police arrested a couple whose baby almost starved* because they kept playing a game on the computer where they'd feed a baby virtually instead of feeding their real baby.
The government announced a campaign against game addiction, next year a software will be release that will warn people when they go online for too long.
Source : http://www.telegraaf.nl/digitaal/games/8228573/__Tiener_vermoordt_moeder_na_kritiek_op_gamen__.html?p=8
translation by me
Not sure if this is news worthy but =(
edit: *The baby actually starved to death : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8551122.stm (credit to chromakey_dream for the link)
So sad T_T