Research + News | Topic: Online Gaming
May 16, 2018
Battle Royale(ty) – Top Fortnite Players To Watch
With the game entering the cultural zeitgeist and players earning celebrity status—particularly among teen boys—here are a few gamers to keep an eye on. Read the article 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.
Aug 4, 2016
Pokemon Go Is Officially More Popular Than Internet Porn
According to Google Trends, search results for Pokémon GO have surpassed that of porn searches. Read the full article here.
Jun 1, 2016
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.
Mar 11, 2016
Everything You Need to Know About Minecraft
Common Sense Media provides the scoop on this incredible — and incredibly absorbing — game, from how to play, how to “speak Minecraft,” and how to choose videos, games, and apps for every age. Read the article here.
Jan 11, 2016
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.
Jan 6, 2016
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.
Sep 12, 2014
Twitch.tv is the New Video Platform You Need to Know
For those interested in gaming, Twitch.tv is a common video platform to chat and congregate on. Read the story here.
Aug 6, 2014
Mature-Rated Video Games May Increase Teens’ High-Risk Behavior
A recent study found that teenagers who play mature-rated, violent or risk-glorifying video games may be more likely to engage in a wide range of deviant behaviors. Read the article here.
Jun 25, 2014
Excessive Gaming Increases Aggression and Addictiveness in Teens
A new article published in Neurology Now argues that too much gaming can negatively affect adolescent brains. Read the story here.