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2018 was the year of Fortnite and free-to-play games, according to Superdata research

"2018 was the biggest year for digital games and interactive entertainment. Ever." So sayeth gaming-trend research company Superdata, which recently published its year-in-review data...
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UK researchers identify link between lootboxes and problem gambling

Are lockboxes just another form of gambling? That depends on which government entity, scientist, lawyer, or doctor you ask. But maybe the question we...

GDC 2018: Games can help humanity, be profitable, and get support from gamers

Games alone won't make the world better. They won't even make gamers better. We publish some articles that certainly seem pretty pro-games,...

GDC 2018: Yokozuna, big game data, and the future of MMO monetization

GDC isn't E3. It isn't PAX. It's not even what I think stereotypical gamers can appreciate. But I think the Massively OP crowd...

Academics weigh in on ‘gaming addiction’ claims

We've previously discussed that according to the Manual of Mental Disorders and the industry standard Diagnostic and Statistical Manual...
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Scientists say Pokemon Go helps relieve stress in Japanese workers

A new Japanese study in the acclaimed science journal Nature suggests that Pokemon Go players experienced a drop in "psychological distress" because of the game. The...

Video games can grow or shrink your brain, study finds

Does your brain feel a little lighter or heavier this week? It could be because of your gaming habits. A recent study on video...
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Want a job? Play more video games!

Are you looking to increase your chances of employment in the future? Then put your nose to the grindstone and play some video games...

Another study finds Pokemon Go improves players’ physical activity

Yet another academic group has published research suggesting that Pokemon Go can be a useful tool for promoting exercise. Duke University researchers funded...

MMO lockboxes, keys, and booster packs: Gambling or gaming?

Lockboxes have become a hot topic over the last couple of years. Last month, both our writers and readers crowned SWTOR worst business...

A Parent’s Guide to Video Games: Condensing ‘The Video Game Debate’

Remember The Video Game Debate? The...
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The Daily Grind: Is Twitch chat just MMO general chat writ large?

Last week, an Indiana University Bloomington team released its analysis of over a billion comments made on Twitch over a two-month period in...

EVE Evolved: What else is coming to EVE Online in November?

Recently I've been looking at how EVE Online will be affected by the introduction of free-to-play "alpha clone" accounts in its upcoming November expansion, but...
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Superdata’s July 2016 data show Guild Wars 2 surging, Pokemon Go on top

Superdata's July report on online gaming revenues is in, and there are some predictable bits and some surprises. On the P2P MMO front,...

Study says that online games might help academics

"Put down that video game controller before your brain turns to mush!" If you've ever heard a variation of this phrase tossed your way as...

Superdata: WoW, Lineage, SWTOR, TERA, and Blade & Soul top April P2P online games revenues

Superdata has a new seasonal report out on the state of the digital games market. The research firm's April figures show that

EVE Fanfest 2016: Andie Nordgren on EVE Online’s Citadel expansion launch and beyond

EVE Online's highly anticipated Citadel expansion has now launched, adding a whole new class of player-built structures to the game for corporations...

Black Desert: Business model research, Daum addresses hacking complaints

Red Fox Insights analyst Jake Parmley has a piece on Gamasutra today about Black Desert's business model that confirms what you...

EVE Fanfest 2016: Industrial citadels and drilling platforms in EVE Online

EVE Online's Citadel expansion goes live in just a few days on April 27th, opening the floodgates on a new era of space colonisation...

‘Father of MMORPGs’ Richard Bartle is publishing new books on the genre

"Father of MMORPGs" Dr. Richard Bartle, author of the pioneering research that spawned the Bartle test, is publishing two new books about our...

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