The article raises some interesting points, between the fear-mongering and anti-game bias I’ve come to expect. Video-game addiction can be a huge problem, as can the loss of sleep, competitive stress, and horrible chat and comments often involved with intensive gaming. The article focuses on only one game, suggesting that it is the problem. It also suggests that there is no middle ground between cutting off gaming completely or allowing compulsive gaming to go unchecked. This is a real missed opportunity for a lot of parents, who could be prompted to use this to teach good habits.
I will link here to a blog post from a good friend of mine on how his family handled their son’s screen time. I can find no better example of how this should be handled. For that matter, the child concerned is now a young man, and the stellar results of this approach to parenting are very apparent!