Research + News | Topic: Video Games
Aug 18, 2016
Heavy Social Media Use Correlated With Lower Math, Reading, Science Skills
All those hours spent scrolling social media may be hurting teenagers’ skills in math, reading, and science, while video games are actually associated with higher ability levels, according to a new study of 12,004 Australian high school students published in the International Journal of Communication. Read the full article here.
Jul 18, 2016
A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Pokemon Go’
Pokémon Go continues to chug along as a national phenomenon, but there are still plenty of people who have yet to capture their first Pidgey. Read the article here.
Jul 13, 2016
‘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.
Jun 10, 2016
Gaming Gone Global: Keeping Tabs On Worldwide Trends
It’s now 2016, and gaming has firmly moved out of the basement and into the living room–and beyond. Read the data from Nielsen here.
Jun 1, 2016
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.
May 24, 2016
Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Call Your Teenager a Tech Addict
Fuller Youth Institute gives us three reasons why calling your teenager a technology/cell phone/social media/gaming addict might not be a good idea. Read the blog post here.
May 2, 2016
Study Finds Video Games May Have Positive Effects on Kids
Researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues at Paris Descartes University and a number of other European universities assessed the association between the amount of time spent playing video games and children’s mental health and cognitive and social skills. They found that playing video games may have positive effects on young children.
Read the full article here.
Mar 11, 2016
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.
Jan 13, 2016
Smoking Gun: Kids Overexposed To ‘Cool’ Cigarettes In Their Video Games
Jan 11, 2016
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.