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News: New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Game Violence And Its Real-World Equivalent

New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Game Violence And Its Real-World Equivalent

Report suggests violent games actually curb real-world crime

Whenever violence raises its ugly head there is the understandable desire to find a scapegoat, and over the entire course of human history this has often been the entertainment media. In the '50s it was music, in the '70s it was horror movies and from the '80s onwards, the blame has been...

Weirdness: New Scientific Research Reveals The Horrifying Impact Of Texting On Mario Kart Drivers

New Scientific Research Reveals The Horrifying Impact Of Texting On Mario Kart Drivers

Don't text and handle red shells, kids

As we all know, texting behind the wheel isn't a wise move — it has caused countless accidents on roads all over the world, and you should never, ever do it. Ever. However, less is known about the effect texting has on road safety in Mario Kart. Thankfully, some pioneering scientists (in reality nine adults...

News: UK Study Finds No Link Between Video Games And Behavioural Problems In Children

UK Study Finds No Link Between Video Games And Behavioural Problems In Children

11,000 youngsters accessed in scientific research

A study by The University of Glasgow of around 11,000 children has found that no connection exists between playing video games at an early age and problems with behaviour later on in life. Researchers asked mothers to note the amount of time their children played games and to report on any issues...

News: Nintendo "Didn't Know What To Do" With The Wii Vitality Sensor

Nintendo "Didn't Know What To Do" With The Wii Vitality Sensor

Neuro-technology professor gives his take on the vapourware heart monitor

The Wii Vitality Sensor was announced in 2009 but has never seen the light of day — and Professor Roger Quy thinks he knows why. Speaking at the recent NeuroGaming Conference in San Francisco, Quy passed his own opinions on why the strange peripheral never made its way to...

News: Research Discovers That Old Timers Are Far Happier If They Game

Research Discovers That Old Timers Are Far Happier If They Game

Video games are good for you after all

It's not just surgeons who benefit from a spot of video gaming - old people do, too. A newly published academic study has concluded that older people are happier and gained a higher level of well-being through frequently playing computer games — even if only for short spells at a time. Researchers at the...

News: Another Study Claims Playing Wii Can Benefit Surgeons

Another Study Claims Playing Wii Can Benefit Surgeons

An hour a day keeps the doctor away

Way back in 2008, while most of the world was getting to grips with the wonder of the Nintendo Wii, a group of researchers was looking into how the system could help with important medical procedures. That's right, a US study discovered that surgeons performed their duties much more effectively and efficiently...

News: Evidence Indicates Wii Fit Is Beneficial For Children With Movement Difficulties

Evidence Indicates Wii Fit Is Beneficial For Children With Movement Difficulties

Some positive press attention for gaming, for a change

A UK-based pilot study has uncovered evidence that using Wii Fit could aid the development of children with movement difficulties. The study is a collaboration between Sussex Community NHS Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust and academics at Goldsmiths, University of London and Oxford...