Research + News | Topic: Video Games
Jan 12, 2017
In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming
Those who play games more than four hours a day may not develop addiction-like problems if they are socially engaged with others. Read the article here.
Nov 9, 2016
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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Nov 4, 2016
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.
Oct 26, 2016
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.
Oct 20, 2016
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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Sep 20, 2016
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.
Sep 1, 2016
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.
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.