Research + News | Topic: Video Games

Pornhub’s Traffic Dipped Significantly the Day Fallout 4 Came Out

Statistics were reported to show a decline in pornography use immediately following the release of a popular video game. Read more here.

10 Most Violent Video Games of 2015 (And What to Play Instead)

Common Sense Media has this advice about violent video games, “when you need to say no — and these games prove that sometimes you have to — it helps to have solid alternatives.”

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Every Big Video Game Coming Out This Fall

There are lots of video games coming out over the next few months. View the list of upcoming releases here.

Holiday 2015: The Most-Anticipated Video Games

According to overall anticipation levels measured by Nielsen Game Rank™, the most sought after games on each platform due between October and December 2015 include some perennial powerhouses and some heavy hitters back from hibernation, covering a wide range of genres. Read the article and view the charts here.

Kids and Gaming in the UK

Most kids in the UK today are gamers. A new study by Nickelodeon UK takes a look at how boys and girls play, and how they hear about new games. Read results from the study here.

Digital Natives Still Spend More Time with Traditional Media

Traditional TV is still the primary media device for kids and teens. Read the report here.

DVR ALERT: Web Junkie on PBS POV – Premieres July 13, 2015

PBS will premiere Web Junkie on July 13, 2015. Web Junkie, a part of their POV documentary series, takes a look at Internet addiction among Chinese teenagers.

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PewDiePie Makes So Much Because A New Generation Bored With TV

Reportedly, YouTube star PewDiePie made $7.5 million last year… largely in part because he attracts a young generation of fans. Read the article here.

Young Becoming Hostages to Handheld Devices

Future generations of young people risk becoming “hostages to handheld devices” and disengaged from physical activity, a sports charity says. Read the article here.

Psychologist Says ‘Boys Risk Becoming Addicted to Porn, Video Games and Ritalin’

Absent fathers and feminized schools are driving boys into a disconnected online world of porn and video games, argues academic Philip Zimbardo. Read the article here.