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Studies show our large, unemployed sons are playing hella video games to feel better

Young, "less-educated" (which apparently includes people with associate's degrees; gotta keep tricking kids into going into $50,000 in debt for the Bachelor's), able-bodied men are apparently still not working, or not working full-time, in ...   read

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A curious case of teaching game development in Brazil

While game development seems to be a really young industry that just learned how to walk, here in Brazil game development it feels like it is still crawling. While there are some exceptions, like Outlive (2000), we are only now gradually st...   read

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Gamer stigma?

Study: Half of American adults play video games, 10% call themselves gamers

A new study by Pew Research Center presents data on American adults' views of video games, their impact, and the term gamer. The study found that while 49 percent of all American adults play video games, only 10 percent of those identify th...   read

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None of which date me

Survey: More women own a video game console in the US than men

Would you believe me if I told you that more women own a home video game console in the United States than men? According to Pew Research Center's study of 1,907 adults ages 18 and older, that is indeed the case. As you can see from the re...   read

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Study argues that some games improve cognitive functioning

Usually when science and video games meet, it’s to do the billionth study on whether or not they cause violence. Every time, a lot of money is spent to find out that no, video games probably don’t cause violence, and then six mo...   read

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Men vs Women in Halo 3

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

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 a female voice...   read

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Horny teenagers agree

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

[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 in the education...   read

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Real gamer girl

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

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 their violent ...   read

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Tetris & PTSD

Suffering from PTSD? Talk to your doctor about Tetris

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 be suffering fro...   read

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The life cycle of the rare video game streamer discovered

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 opened up, as Te...   read


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Socially Awkward Gamer
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Videogames, porn, and seclusion: The downfall of men?

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 conducted by Zimbard...   read

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Games & the Environment

Study: Buying at retail more eco-friendly than online

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 of Games Distri...   read

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Kids and Gaming

New study shows that children may benefit from videogames

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 all. The childr...   read

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World of Tanks

Players spend more on World of Tanks than other online titles

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 average revenue i...   read


Your MOM plays videogames

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 that 75 percent ...   read

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