Research + News | Topic: Video Games
May 24, 2018
Fortnite On Android Is Coming This Summer
Epic has revealed that is planning to launch its battle royale shooter for Google’s mobile operating system this summer. Read the article here.
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.
May 14, 2018
How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts And Minds
The craze for the third-person shooter game has elements of Beatlemania, the opioid crisis, and eating Tide Pods. Read the article here.
Mar 26, 2018
How Video Games Turn Teenagers Into Millionaires
From making their own games, to broadcasting live online, to playing professionally in packed stadiums – how entrepreneurs in their teens and twenties earn a living on video games. Read the article here.
Mar 23, 2018
Esports Racks Up Points With Hard-To-Reach Demo: Young Males
As platforms like Twitch become destinations in their own right, and esports leagues become more formal in their structures, the opportunities for brands to engage becomes clearer. Read the full article here.
Mar 12, 2018
Teenagers Are Fueling A Competitive Gaming Tidal Wave
Video games have come a long way since the days of Atari and Sega. Instead of pulling up a beanbag chair up to the tube TV in your parents’ basement, now there are worldwide competitions among top-ranked gamers and players streaming their games to millions of subscribers on YouTube. Read the full article here.
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.