Research + News | Topic: Video Games

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.

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10 Most Violent Video Games of 2016 (and What to Play Instead)

Common Sense Media provides a list of violent video games with a host of solid alternatives. Read their list here.

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.

Holiday 2016: The Most Anticipated Video Games

Nielsen has released their list of the most anticipated video games set to be released between October and December this year.

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How Much Video Game Time Should Kids Get?

Kids who play video games much more than an hour a day may experience behavior problems, a Spanish study suggests. Read the article here.

How to Raise a Good Human in a Digital World

Real tips for teaching character to kids of all ages using media and tech from Common Sense Media. Read the article here.

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.

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.

‘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 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.