World of Warcraft, which creates a vast interactive world for the gamer to explore, has grown into one of the most popular of all online games. More than 11million people worldwide are registered as players.
But the popularity of the game has led many experts to have concerns over the extent to which youngsters are developing unhealthy addictions.
Dr Richard Graham, a child psychiatrist at the Tavistock Centre, said: "Some of my clients will discuss playing games for 14 to 16 hours a day at times without breaks and for those the consequences are potentially very severe.
"The problem with World of Warcraft is the degree it can impact and create a socially withdrawn figure who may be connecting with people in the game and is largely dropping out of education, social opportunities."
Some of the childen referred to him even failed to attend appointments because they were playing the game, he told the BBC.
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Are video games too addictive? Should we be concerned? Maybe this is the wrong crowd to ask.