Research + News | Topic: Video Games

The Top 10 Twitch Streamers And Games Of 2021 So Far

Twitch is more popular than ever, sustaining and growing its audiences even after a circumstantial, COVID-inspired spike in viewership during 2020. Read the article here.

Netflix Plans Push Into Video Games

Netflix announced that it’s hired a Facebook executive to lead games development — apparently signaling its intention to leap into publishing video games. Read the article here.

Video Games And Children: When Do Parents Need To Worry?

Even before the pandemic, teens were spending hours playing video games. A 2018 poll of nearly 1,000 parents of teenagers showed the impact of gaming on their teens’ lives. Read the article here.

A Pro E-Sports Team Is Getting $210 Million To Change Its Name

The deal between TSM, which fields competitive video game teams, and the Hong Kong-based FTX exchange, rivals the kinds of deals top sports franchises land to name arenas and stadiums. Read the article here.

Teenagers Who Use The Internet, Social Media Or Video Games For More Than An Hour Daily Have ‘Significantly Lower Grades and Test Scores’

Researchers are urging parents to place time limits on their children’s tech use. Read the article here.

STDs Are Rising Among Teens. Can Video Games Help?

As the pandemic has driven learning online, some sex education game developers think this could be their moment. Read the article here.

Video Game Revenue Soars, New Consoles Key

Video-game revenues — games, consoles and accessories — continue to spike, up 35% in February to a record $4.6 billion, according to the NPD Group. Read the article here.

Makers Of ‘Kid’s First Virtual World’ Animal Jam Targets Gen Z Teens With Fer.al Debut

The company behind the popular kids’ title, Animal Jam, is launching a new game, Fer.al, which builds on Animal Jam’s legacy while catering to a slightly older crowd of Gen Z teens. Read the article here.

Amazon Can Make Just About Anything – Except A Good Video Game

The company produces successful movies, TV shows, e-readers and speakers, but gaming has proven difficult to crack. Read the article here.

The Biggest Questions Facing The Gaming World In 2021

Will the economy continue to support big spending on gaming? Read the article here.