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through SNS and mobile apps and feature gameplay mechanics that leverage the online connections available through SNS ( Järvinen, 2009 ). Freemium SNG (also: free-to-play, F2P) are free to download and play, but include optional in-game purchases. One of

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smartphone games such as Pokémon (e.g., Andone, Blaszkiewicz, Böhmer, & Markowetz, 2017 ). The development of Freemium [“Freemium games” is a mix of the words premium and free game. The game can be downloaded at no costs, but app-in buys are possible to get

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The relationship between gaming disorder and addiction requires a behavioral analysis

Commentary on: Scholars’ open debate paper on the World Health Organization ICD-11 Gaming Disorder proposal (Aarseth et al.)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Richard J. E. James
and
Richard J. Tunney

of the more prominent of these is in the growth of free to play or freemium models, particularly on mobile phones. Many of the mechanisms these games are designed around or involve mechanics or themes from gambling. While the debate paper cites

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device) than a stationary computer ( Rideout, 2017 ). Privately using these portable devices (often with headphones), children may be more likely to stumble upon predatory content or individuals, “freemium” games that subsequently incur actual financial

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Considering existing classic and contemporary proposals for preventing online addiction problems: Some old recipes for new problems

Commentary on: Problematic risk-taking involving emerging technologies: A stakeholder framework to minimize harms (Swanton et al., 2019)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Author:
Olatz Lopez-Fernandez

the marketers and app developers, which use freemium model, gamification and make apps ubiquitous which can be confronted through warning labels, stopping points, disclosures in ads, etc. ( Berthon, Pitt, & Campbell, 2019 ). The stakeholders' framework

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/messenger platforms and freemium games against the backgroud of psychological and economic theories . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 16 ( 14 ), 2612 . Montag , C. , Wegmann , E. , Sariyska , R. , Demetrovics , Z

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From greenwashing to screenwashing?

How the tech industry plays around with children's future

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Ina Maria Koning
,
Regina J.J.M. van den Eijnden
, and
Helen G.M. Vossen

-supervision-and-teen-time-management-on-metas-apps/ . Montag , C. , Lachmann , B. , Herrlich , M. , & Zweig , K. ( 2019 ). Addictive features of social media/messenger platforms and freemium games against the background of psychological and economic theories . International Journal of Environmental

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-style activities through a freemium model (i.e., free to play with option to purchase additional credits) via social casino game applications. The explicitly expressed hope among gambling operators is that exposure to social casino games will result in migration to

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Olatz Lopez-Fernandez
,
Niko Männikkö
,
Maria Kääriäinen
,
Mark D. Griffiths
, and
Daria J. Kuss

. Mobile games are video games played online via a mobile device, and are particularly popular when downloaded for free (e.g., “freemium game” – games played for free and where customers can pay for extra features), and can be single-player or multiplayer

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Davide Marengo
,
Cornelia Sindermann
,
Daniela Häckel
,
Michele Settanni
,
Jon D. Elhai
, and
Christian Montag

over time, given the many social media and Freemium games available ( Montag, Lachmann, et al., 2019 ). This idea is supported by our meta-analysis, showing that such Conscientiousness–SmUD associations have been stronger in recent years compared to

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