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Video games are tackling mental health with mixed results

Mental illness occupies a strange place in video games. After centuries of misdiagnosis and misinterpretation, we've begun to comprehend the reasons behind disorders and their prevalence in modern society. Recent research shows that roughly one in five American adults suffers from some form of …

Video games may cause aggression based on difficulty, not violence

Violent video games are a popular scapegoat for aggressive behaviour -- but it seems that violent content may not be the culprit after all. A new study suggests that, if a person acts aggressively after playing a game, the root cause is frustration over the game's difficulty.<p>Andrew Przybylski, a …

This Real-Time, First-Person Video Game Lets You Fight Zombies on Chatroulette

The closest anyone can get to actually feeling like they’re being eaten by zombies.<p>Breaking the monotony of the site's normally scheduled barrage of unwanted genitalia, a team of British filmmakers used the video-chat site Chatroulette to make a real-life, interactive first-person video game.<p>The …

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s easy to explain. Board game cafes are springing up all over the world, and investors are pouring millions into the industry.<p>But I didn’t …

Board Games

Read a cool new book on our strange, deep relations with video games

My friend Simon Parkin has been working long and hard on Death by Video Game, an amazing book of journalism on some of our stranger obsessions with …

Books

Bloodstained is the most funded video game ever on Kickstarter

<b>UPDATE 13/06/2015 5.12pm:</b> Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night's Kickstarter campaign has ended at a spectacular $5,545,991.<p>Every stretch goal was …

Top 5 Comic Book Video Games

From Batman to Deadpool, there is no shortage of comic book videos games. Contributor Todd Kenreck shows us the best of the best.