video games


Fortnite gamers are motivated, not addicted

Andrew James Reid | 29 Jun 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, Fortnite, video games


Bringing virtues into play: a new angle on gaming behaviour

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 Jun 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: adolescents, video games, virtue


Worried about gaming-addicted boys? What about phone distracted parents?

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 Jun 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: child development, parenting, smartphones, video games


Dependence on gaming is a ‘disorder’ says the WHO

Lucrezia Scotellaro | 1 Mar 2018 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, video games, WHO


The business of addiction: how the video gaming industry has learned from casinos

Joshua Krook | 20 Sep 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: gambling, video games


Africa’s budding indie gaming industry

Mathew Otieno | 30 September 2016 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Africa, developing countries, video games


Are video games killing work for young men?

Carolyn Moynihan | 8 Sep 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: unemployment, video games


Why Pokemon Go became an instant phenomenon

Katherine Isbister | 18 Jul 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Pokemon Go, video games, virtual reality


Hey, gamers, try the ultimate video game, ISIS

Michael Cook | 19 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ISIS, Islamic extremism, video games
Why don’t the manufacturers of ultra-violent games acknowledge their role?


Are video games dangerous for kids? Maybe, but it depends what they supplant

Denyse O'Leary | 3 Sep 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: comic books, teenagers, video games


Lessons from Sandy Hook

Richard Fitzgibbons | 03 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: gun control, Sandy Hook school shootings, video games
A government report on a school shooting in which six adults and 20 children died fails to establish a motive.


What’s it like to torture someone?

Mary Rice Hasson | 21 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: video games
If you want to find out, just buy a copy of the mega-hit video game Grand Theft Auto V.


How video games affect attention spans

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: attention span, video games
The few glimpses I have had of video games, courtesy of young relative, have left me with the impression that one needs a very agile mind, able to constantly react to developments in the game and make instant decisions.


Cognitive function enhancing video games? Hmmm

Mariette Ulrich | 19 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: brain, research, video games
Do action video games make you smarter? Some research says, yes.


Why can’t states ban violent video sales?

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: free speech rights, parenting, video games, violence
The United States Supreme Court has no doubt upset many parents with its majority decision against a California law which would have banned the sale or rental of ultra-violent video games to children (under-18s).


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