Research + News | Topic: Video Games

Smoking Gun: Kids Overexposed To ‘Cool’ Cigarettes In Their Video Games

Hundreds of video games come out every year. Avid gamers have at least 326 news ones to look forward to in 2016. If previous years are any indication, many of these games will contain images of cigarettes and tobacco use. Read the full article here.

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.

When Video Games Become An Addiction

Can video games be addictive? One U.S. expert has no doubts. Read the article and view the video here.

10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Gaming

The Fuller Youth Institute passes along helpful information for parents of gamers.

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How to Parent (or Teach) a Gamer

Tim Elmore says “the greatest way parents can help children with heavy gaming tendencies is to re-introduce external stimuli and pair those experiences with meaningful conversations.”

Read the rest of his blog post here.

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.