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Why Young Men are Turning to Vicodin and Video Games over Work

It’s a bit of a stereotype for one generation to complain about the next’s work ethic. But the charge that Americans today are afraid of a hard day’s …

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The chief executive officer of the Australian airline suggested using cargo storage for in-flight gyms.<p>10:33 a.m. Today10:33 a.m. March 29, 2018<p>Be …

This Brazilian pie maker sold everything to learn game design — and her Oculus Rift game is incredible

It’s a brave decision to start again and leave behind your family, your friends, and everything you’ve worked for. It’s often easier, and safer, to accept the mundane aspects of everyday life and kick your true passions to the curb.<p>But Ana Ribeiro decided to pursue her dream of making games; she …

Violent video games for kids have a surprising upside

Eyes gazing straight ahead, backs caved, thumbs ceaselessly mashing buttons: It's a sight to make any parent cringe. Especially when the game involves rapid gunfire, throat-slitting, body-splitting and other gruesome acts.<p>The drawbacks of gaming are well known. Studies have linked video games to …

We Need a "Private Photo" Mode For Phones

There are still too many unknowns about the hack that launched a thousand (well, a dozen or so) celeb nudes over the weekend; how it happened, what's …

Want to be happier? Buy video games

There has been research that measured the effects of buying things versus the effects of buying experiences, and the findings were that purchased experiences make us happier. So if you can buy a painting on one hand, or a trip to space on the other, the trip to space is going to do more for your …

A Video Game About How People Actually Talk to Each Other

Imagine being lonely. Not 'no dates for a year' kind of lonely. No, we're talking no physical human contact for days on end, with only a voice on the …

MMOs help kids learn English faster, says new study

Students of English learn the language faster when they play video games, especially MMOs, according to a new report.<p>The study at the University of Gothenburg and Karlstad University, Sweden, looked at a group of sixth graders and how they interact with English in non-educational situations. …

A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children

Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good. But according to an article published in <i>Pediatrics: The Official Journal Of The American Academy of Pediatrics</i>, we may be fundamentally mistaken in …

Study finds slight link between preteen gaming and depression — but it needs more study

Another piece of research says that gaming might be bad for you — but don’t roll your eyes just yet.<p>A new study out of the University of Texas says playing violent video games for more than two hours daily may lead to symptoms of depression in preadolescent kids. The results are far from concrete …

There's a Housing Crisis Looming in Final Fantasy XIV

A new feature in this massive online game that promises a personal home for every player might turn out to be a housing nightmare.<p>There are worse things to worry about in Final Fantasy than where your character sleeps. Leveling up, obtaining materia, battling Good King Moggle Mox XII: These things …

Unu Ultrapak power pack pulls 2000mAh of juice in just 15 minutes

With the exception of devices like the Oppo Find 7 with its quick charging capabilities, most handsets easily take an hour or two to get enough battery life to make it through the day. For most of us, this isn’t a problem, but what about the types of users that find themselves on the road or away …

Child-selling story underlines tension as China opens up to video games

Even for China — often the butt of Western gamer jokes about Internet addiction, boot camps to cure it, and neglectful, obsessed parents — the report sounds bizarre: A couple there are in jail, accused of selling two sons to child traffickers, and using the proceeds to buy virtual items in …

Five games that helped me cope with depression

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><i>Warning: Please keep in mind there may be some plot spoilers for these games below.</i><p>Art. Music. Film. Literature. These mediums can inspire, awe, and evoke …

World of Warcraft player makes the longest, slowest grind to level 90

One <i>World of Warcraft</i> player had a long, slow grind to reach the game's level cap of 90. He did so remaining entirely neutral, unable to participate in any of the faction quests through which most players advance in the game.<p>The player is Doubleagent and he was playing as a Pandaren, the race …

Video Games, Social Networks May Help Prevent HIV

Digital outreach efforts delivered via text messages, interactive games, chat rooms, and social networks may be an effective way to prevent the …

How video games can affect adolescent brains

Video games can negatively impact the adolescent brain, resulting in addictive behavior, impacted development and lower social activity, according to an article from Neurology Now's June/July 2014 issue.<p>According to Dr. David Greenfield, Ph.D., founder of the Center for Internet Technology …

Writing in Games: It’s Much More Than Narrative

Why some of the best writing has nothing to do with character or story.<p><b>Warning: This feature contains a minor spoiler for The Last of Us: Left Behind.</b><p>…

South Korea's Game Addiction Law could treat games like drugs and alcohol

You may have realized by now that Korea is a haven for gamers. Games like Starcraft and more recently, League of Legends, have a huge following, and going to a 'PC bang' (think internet cafe, except with rows and rows of computers with the most up-to-date hardware for less than a dollar per hour) …

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Researcher seeks to draw a line between games addiction and 'highly enthusiastic' play

Video games addiction remains a controversial topic both inside and outside the field of mental health, and a researcher is seeking to explain the difference between what is problematic game-playing behavior and that which is just highly enthusiastic.<p>"Anyone who plays games has heard about the …

Nintendo 3DS: aprenda a tirar screenshots dos seus games no portátil

O Nintendo 3DS já conta com o Miiverse, aplicativo que dá acesso à rede social exclusiva da Nintendo. Além de comentar nas comunidades e postar …

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The Top First-Person Shooters Of 2014

Standby for <i>Titanfall</i>.<p>That’s the slogan (catchphrase?) for Respawn’s upcoming online first-person shooter—a game many, including yours truly, have described as the first “must-have” video game for the Xbox One.<p>But <i>Titanfall</i> isn’t the only important first-person shooter slated for 2014.<p>In fact, this …