Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 02:04

heroinware

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

heroin +‎ -ware

NounEdit

heroinware (uncountable)

  1. (video games, slang) An addictive computer game, especially one played to the extent it interferes with the everyday life of the player.
    • 2003, David McCandless, "Just one more go…", The Guardian, 3 April 2003:
      Luckily, Jaffe found refuge and eventual salvation with On-Line Gamers Anonymous, one of several online self-help groups that have sprung up to deal with the fallout from electronic entertainment they call heroinware. Its forums are swollen with refugees of various online worlds, all with harrowing stories of runaway gaming habits, lives ruined, friends lost, marriages broken.

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