academia

Researchers argue Pokemon Go caused a discernable increase in car accidents, injuries, and deaths

1
What is the deadliest video game in existence? If a scientific whitepaper is to be believed, at least in the case of Tippecanoe...

EVE Online players submitted over 41M classifications to fight COVID for CCP’s latest Project Discovery initiative

2
What's better than a science MMO story or a feel-good MMO story? One that's both. And this one is both, as EVE Online...
Team play.

For science: New UK study finds that video games improve the mental health, reading, and writing skills of kids

22
So this one's fun. The results of a study performed in the UK between November and December of 2019 have just been released. The...

Social scientists study Minecraft and One Hour One Life communities

0
You might think scientists would balk at the idea of using online gaming communities as a test bed for study, given those communities'... strong...
bebobobobobebebebobobo

Quantic Foundry surveys say gamers are seeking more relaxing and less intense gaming experiences during COVID-19

6
How has the novel coronavirus pandemic altered the types of games people play, if at all? According to some new survey results from...

For Science: New paper examines the whos and whys of online trolling

20
MOP reader Miol recently pointed us to an intriguing academic paper on trolling. Seriously. "Trolls" or "warriors of faith"? Differentiating dysfunctional forms of...

UK’s Royal Society for Public Health issues report on lootboxes and their effect on gambling perception

24
There's a new log on the continually burning fire regarding gaming lootboxes, their association with gambling, and their effect on young people. A new...

MMO Business Roundup: Amazon, gaming toxicity research, Blizzard’s court victory, and why people love Mike Morhaime

14
Business business business! We're back for another speedy Friday afternoon roundup of some MMO and games industry business news. Amazon's next big thing We're not sure...

For Science: Study suggests racial stereotyping underpins campaign to blame real-world violence on video games

126
Academics have found a way to make the media and politicians' spurious blame of video games for real-world violence look even worse than it...

Harvard Business Review uses EVE Online corps for a study on country of origin and company structure

0
When the Harvard Business Review wanted to run a study on how people's place of origin affects how they structure a company, it homed...
Shooooooot

For Science: Another longitudinal study demonstrates no link between video games and aggression

10
Back in July, we covered a Stetson University paper for a study that examined over 3000 Singaporean primary and secondary school students over...

Researcher stomps the ‘lockboxes are Kinder Eggs’ defense into paste

59
Most if not all of us pretty much felt the same way Dr. Daniel King, senior research assistant from the School of Psychology at...

For Science: Exploitative monetization, pathological gaming, and the Proteus effect

8
Our newsroom is overflowing with interesting academic papers relevant to gaming - let's round a few up, shall we? First, we've got Unfair play?...

For Science: New longitudinal study demonstrates no link between video games and aggression

31
It seems we have another one of these papers every few months, and each time we cover them we get comments and tweets that...

New study finds connection between gambling addiction and lootbox purchases in adolescents

24
The research and science continues in the case of lockbox/lootbox purchasing habits and gambling addiction. The latest piece of scientific literature on the subject...
The core here is so hard.

World Health Organization’s gaming disorder classification causes discord within South Korean government

27
The World Health Organization's recent decision to recognize gaming disorder as a mental health issue in the most recent revision of its International...

Academics argue WHO’s ‘gaming disorder’ classification could cost South Korea billions

10
Over the last couple of years, we've been covering the science behind gaming addiction and more specifically the World Health Organization's attempt to insert...

A new medical research paper attempts to set health guidelines for collegiate esports players

13
One of the refrains bleated by those who dislike esports is that competitors are not "real" athletes. This appears to be a similar idea...
See, this is why no one likes you. It's because of this.

For Science: Yet another study finds no link between violent video games and aggression

44
Yet another academic study appears to indicate no correlation between aggressive behavior and violent video games, this one specifically in kids. In the newly published...

Nearly a third of the kids surveyed in the UK Gambling Commission’s study admitted to buying lockboxes

20
The UK Gambling Commission's Young People & Gambling 2018 report was released this month with disturbing statistics for the role gambling is apparently...

ADVERTISEMENT

THE LATEST POSTS

TOP CONTENT