Research Review – The Benefits of Playing Video Games

Research Review – The Benefits of Playing Video Games

Mar 13, 2014

We recently came across this Research Review on the Benefits of Playing Video Games on the Digital Education Research Network (DERN) site. The Review has been published by the American Psychological Association and the Authors conclusions are not consistent with the view that video games cause harmful effects in child development which we often see reported....

Australian researchers reveal an upside to playing games

Australian researchers reveal an upside to playing games

Oct 11, 2013

As reported in The Age today, a recent study showed the benefits of playing video games may offset the negative impact of exposure to screen violence.  You can read about it here.   Share...

New scientific study suggests link between violent video games and antisocial behaviour is exaggerated

New scientific study suggests link between violent video games and antisocial behaviour is exaggerated

Sep 16, 2013

Recently The Australian ran a piece about a new study out of the US which suggests that links between violent video games and antisocial behaviour is often exaggerated and in fact, stress can be the biggest predictor of antisocial behaviour. You can read the article here and the link to the study is here Share...

Video games help ageing brains

Video games help ageing brains

Sep 6, 2013

As reported on the Australian, a recent study conducted in the US has shown that playing a video game can help seniors fight cognitive decline.  You can read the report here. Share...

Videogame Addiction – Fact or Fantasy

Videogame Addiction – Fact or Fantasy

May 7, 2012

Gemma Lucy Smart, over at The Conversation, has written a great piece on Video Game Addiction. Ultimately Gemma concludes that problem gaming needs far more informative research undertaken, rather than just labelling excessive gamers as addicts.  Read the piece here. Share...

Games for Health and Human Joysticks

Games for Health and Human Joysticks

Apr 26, 2012

Dean Takahashi over at Venture Beat recently interviewed Ben Sawyer.  Ben is a pioneer in the field of Games for Health.  This is a great interview that brings the reader up to speed with some of the latest happenings in this sector and the attention it is starting to attract.  Click here to read on. Share...