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Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Cognitive performance and your brain on games

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So far in our exploration of the topics in Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Video...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Games and education

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We've got some really smart commenters here at MassivelyOP, and I think they help keep the fiercer trolls away. But when Joystiq itself went under,...

Massively Overthinking: Let’s take the classic Bartle test

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Here's something you probably didn't know: Online worlds researcher Dr. Richard Bartle didn't actually write the Bartle test. His original research explored, analyzed, and defined the...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Online games and internet addiction

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Massively OP's overview of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate last month was just the beginning of our coverage of the...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Modern online game research

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Late last year, I published on Massively-that-was a set of articles addressing current research on the relationship between shyness and online game friendships, including a...

Eco as an academic tool: Educating with PvE survival and permadeath

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Like the idea of survival games, but not PvP? Wish your class involved video games? Maybe you want to doom humanity to choking itself...
What will we do?

LotRO stars in new Vanderbilt online gaming course

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How does a seven-week course in gaming centered around Lord of the Rings Online grab you? Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative is...

Researcher studies City of Heroes memorymaking

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City of Heroes players, did you ever think your beloved old world would be the subject of academic research? Olle Sköld from Uppsala University...

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