Research + News | Topic: Video Games

Parent Alert! Sexual Content On Roblox Plus 3 Safety Tips

Roblox is popular with kids all over the world. It currently hosts 142 million users and it’s been estimated that half of kids in the U.S. under 16 have played Roblox. Sadly it’s easy for predators and bad actors to infect the Roblox platform with sexual content. Read the article here.

China Moves To Limit Social Media, Gaming As Teens Get More Addicted And Mental Health Is Impacted

Teens spent significantly more time on their phones and online gaming due to the pandemic. Read the article here.

China Tightens Limits For Young Online Gamers And Bans School Night Play

The restrictions reflect the government’s intensifying push for companies to jettison what it says are unhealthy cultural influences. Read the article here.

Remasters, Remakes And Reboots Stay Hot Among Video Gamers

Old games are being rebooted and remade as different generations play video games together. Read the research here.

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.