Research + News | Topic: Online Gaming

This Is Nintendo’s Next Gaming Console, The Nintendo Switch

As rumored, the system appears to be something of a home console/portable console hybrid. Read the report here.

Pokemon Go Is Officially More Popular Than Internet Porn

According to Google Trends, search results for Pokémon GO have surpassed that of porn searches. Read the full article here.

Microsoft Bans Corporations From Using Minecraft as a Marketing Tool

Minecraft is a huge deal for a generation of kids, and it is a great way to reach that young, crucial demographic. But marketers are no longer free to use the block-building game however they want to sell unrelated products. Read the rest of the article here.

Everything You Need to Know About Minecraft

Common Sense Media provides the scoop on this incredible — and incredibly absorbing — game, from how to play, how to “speak Minecraft,” and how to choose videos, games, and apps for every age. Read the article here.

Certain Adolescent Brains Can’t Stop Gaming. That’s Good and Bad – Here’s Why

Psychologists refer to the addiction as Internet gaming disorder, identified as a “condition for further study” in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Read the article here.

When Video Games Become An Addiction

Can video games be addictive? One U.S. expert has no doubts. Read the article and view the video here.

Twitch.tv is the New Video Platform You Need to Know

For those interested in gaming, Twitch.tv is a common video platform to chat and congregate on. Read the story here.

Mature-Rated Video Games May Increase Teens’ High-Risk Behavior

A recent study found that teenagers who play mature-rated, violent or risk-glorifying video games may be more likely to engage in a wide range of deviant behaviors. Read the article here.

Excessive Gaming Increases Aggression and Addictiveness in Teens

A new article published in Neurology Now argues that too much gaming can negatively affect adolescent brains. Read the story here.

Google Faces Suit Over Kids’ In-App Purchases

Children’s apps continue to face heat over accidental, unintentional, or unauthorized in-app purchases by kids. Read the full story here.