Research + News | Topic: Video Games

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.

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.

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.

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.

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