Second Skin: A New Documentary About Gaming Addiction

Second Skin: A New Documentary About Gaming Addiction
Gaming & Play
Christine Huang
  • 8 february 2008

Along with all the rock stars and parties, SXSW will also host the first showing of Second Skin, a new documentary that looks at the obsessive, fascinating world (both virtual and real) of massive multi-player online gamers. The movie follows seven serious gamers as they reveal how their habit has changed every aspect of their lives, from leisure time to relationships to work, and dangerously, their sense of self. Judging from the trailer, the creators of Second Skin have taken a non-patronizing, considered approach to the stigmatized hobby, taking a look at how today’s social and cultural environment play a part in the rise of virtual gaming addiction and vice versa. Watch it below:

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