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Men vs Women in Halo 3

Study: Men who suck at Halo are more likely to treat women poorly online

Get good, scrubs
Jul 17
// Jed Whitaker
A new study's findings show that men who perform worse at Halo 3 treat their perceived female teammates worse than their male teammates.  The researchers observed 163 games of Halo 3 with 82 of the games having...
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Horny teenagers agree

'We want more female heroes and fewer sex objects,' say teenage boys

Opposite of me in high school
Jul 08
// Jed Whitaker
[Update 2: Some people have questioned the methods of the survey to which this response has been given by the surveyors:  "Wiseman reached out through Twitter and Facebook because that’s where her colleagues i...
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Real gamer girl

Study: Women motivated to play violent video games to feel more attractive

Also have higher sex drives
Jul 07
// Jed Whitaker
A study on the use of violent video games shows that women felt motivated to play violent games in part because doing so made them feel more attractive to a partner. "What we found was that desire for sex was correlated with ...
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Tetris & PTSD

Suffering from PTSD? Talk to your doctor about Tetris

Is there anything video games can't fix?
Jul 04
// CJ Andriessen
Post-traumatic stress disorder sucks. In the United States, we don’t do nearly enough to help our soldiers returning from overseas deal with the issue, even though as many as 11 percent of Afghan War veterans may b...

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The life cycle of the rare video game streamer discovered

They eat their young and grow antlers
May 20
// Joe Parlock
Streamers are a bit of a strange lot, with their "Kappas", raidings, and being sociable to strangers… I don’t really get it, and I've streamed for years.  However, their mysterious world may have just been o...
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Socially Awkward Gamer

Videogames, porn, and seclusion: The downfall of men?

Do you know how to talk to women?
May 13
// Jed Whitaker
Phillip Zimbardo, a leading psychologist at Stanford University, has warned that men are facing a "crisis of masculinity" because of porn and videogame addiction. A study of 20,000 young men's gaming and porn habits was condu...
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Games & the Environment

Study: Buying at retail more eco-friendly than online

So finds the the Journal of Industrial Ecology
Sep 07
// Kyle MacGregor
A new study finds buying a game at retail may have a less significant impact on the environment than downloading the same title. The Journal of Industrial Ecology recently published a report dubbed "The Carbon Footprint ...
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Kids and Gaming

New study shows that children may benefit from videogames

BREAKING: Actually being a parent to your child also proves beneficial
Aug 06
// Brittany Vincent
A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that children and young teens aged 10-15 who play a small amount of videogames each day show slightly higher levels of psychosocial adjustment than kids who don't play at ...
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World of Tanks

Players spend more on World of Tanks than other online titles

It seems MOBAs trail traditional online shooters in average sales
Apr 09
// Alasdair Duncan
We already know that World of Tanks is pretty darn big but it helps when your average player is spending more on tanks than any other online game. A report over on SuperData Research has shed some light as to what the av...

Your MOM plays videogames

New study says most moms game
Aug 27
// Dale North
No, really. She probably does. Mine does. In fact, new research released today by the Entertainment Software Association says that 74 percent of moms are gamers.  The "Mom Gamers Study: A New Generation of Gamer" found t...

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