In news that might make you think twice about picking up the controller to indulge in another round of COD, GTA or FIFA, researchers have revealed a model that they believe accurately depicts what avid gamers will look like in 20 years time.
Onlinecasino.ca have introduced ‘Michael’ to the world, displaying a spine chilling peek at the gaming world of 2040.
Sleep deprivation and excessive screen time have not been kind to Michael, who also suffers from abysmal posture due to being hunched in front of a console for hours on end.
Obesity, pale skin and varicose veins are also going to be rife in gamers of the future and everyone’s hands are going to take an absolute pounding.
Oh and hair is going to disappear off heads and sprout in ears more prominently, which is also worryingly grim.
The World Health Organisation now recognise gaming addiction as an official psychological disorder, with the description of the condition reading, ‘impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences’.
To hell with it, it’ll take more than this to stop us putting down Mario Kart during quarantine.