Research + News | Topic: Video Games
Feb 16, 2018
Video Games As Varsity Sports At Some Colleges
Student-athletes compete in online games such as League of Legends, Overwatch and Hearthstone with other teams in the National Association of Collegiate Esports. Read the article here.
Jan 24, 2018
U.S. Video Game Industry Revenue Reaches $36 Billion in 2017
The US video game industry generated a record $36 billion in revenue in 2017, up 18 percent from 2016. Read the article here.
Jan 8, 2018
Video Game Stars: Players As Celebrity
Gone are the days where the plotlines of Thursday night sitcoms are discussed in the schoolyard Friday. Your kids are potentially more likely to be watching talented or charismatic gamers play online and partaking in communal chat rooms with fellow fans. Read the article here.
Dec 5, 2017
Cellphones, Video Games Eyed In Teen Suicide Study
Researchers studying a spike in teen suicides in Utah found that 18 of the 150 youngsters who took their own lives in a five-year period had recently lost privileges to use their electronic devices such as phones, tablets and gaming systems, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Read the article here.
Nov 2, 2017
Why Do My Kids Waste Hours Watching Millennials Play Video Games On YouTube?
There is a monster cottage industry of millennials who record themselves playing video games, and many kids and teens have plunged into it. Read the article here.
Oct 20, 2017
A Journey Through The Strange, Scary, And Awe-Awakening World Of Video Games
What can this medium—even its most violent expressions—teach us about our deepest aches and longings? Read the article from Christianity Today here.
Oct 19, 2017
TV/Video Games In Bedroom Can Lead To Child Issues
New research suggests that when a child has a TV or video games in their bedroom, negative consequences may happen. Read the article here.
Aug 22, 2017
Splatoon 2 Tops Best-Selling Games List In The US For July 2017
Nintendo’s Switch shooter Splatoon 2 was the best-selling game of July. Read the article here.
Jun 9, 2017
The Growth Of eSports
In the same way that Gen Xers elevated extreme sports in the 1990s and fueled the launch of the X Games, younger Gen Ys and Zs are driving the growth of eSports. Read the report here.
Apr 26, 2017
Popular YouTube Gamers Kids Can’t Get Enough Of
YouTube gamers are super popular — but not always age-appropriate. Read the blog post from Common Sense Media here.