Research + News | Topic: Gamification

Blizzard Entertainment Creating NFL-Like League For Overwatch

Blizzard Entertainment announced the creation of the Overwatch League, an “ecosystem” for professional competition among the best of the best in the team-based shooter game that only launched in May but already has more than 20 million users worldwide.

Read the article here.

‘Pokemon Go’ Players Fall Off 90-Foot Ocean Bluff

Two men apparently trying to collect “Pokémon Go” virtual characters on their smartphones were rescued after falling off a bluff in Encinitas Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Read the full article here.

‘Pokemon Go’ Takes World By Storm, But Sparks Controversy

“Pokemon Go” has become a phenomenon since its launch last week, although the location-based Nintendo game is sparking controversy. Read the article here.

Gaming Can Give Troubled Teens Another Shot at Learning

Students who get turned off by education can struggle to see the point of schools, but one project is showing how gaming can give troubled teens another shot at learning. Read the article here.

Generations Y & Z Seek Anonymity Online

Young people have grown up documenting their every move on the Web, however heightened concerns regarding privacy are prompting them to reconsider. Read the full article here.

Flappy Bird App Discontinued By Developer Because It Was ‘An Addictive Product’

The creator of the popular Flappy Bird app decided to remove it because it was too addictive. Read the full report here.

Teen Selfie-Trading Network Targets Facebook Flight

Swapmees is a self-swapping teen social network site on the rise. Read the full article here.