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Gaming behavior scientists gather for ‘Video Game Debate’ panel at PAX South

Depending on whom you're listening to, it's possible to think that things like "gaming addiction" and "gaming aggression" are incontrovertibly settled science. It'd...

Smart Social Gaming: Why people play social games and other topics non-gamers don’t get

While those of us who write for MassivelyOP do try give you all the scientific resources we can to help you fight back against your...

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

Remember The Video Game Debate? The...

Massively OP’s guide to understanding video game research

I noticed two strange things in the comments section of our lengthy Exploring the Video Game Debate series: People were angry at...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Are MMO communities real or fake?

We've come a long way in our discussion of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt's book The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and...

Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Moral panic and online griefing

Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of Rachel Kowert and Thorsten Quandt’s book The Video Game Debate. As you can guess, the book itself...

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

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,...

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