Tag Archives: Research
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 | 10:27 BST
Dr. Lorenza Colzato of Leiden University in The Netherlands has produced research that suggests first-person shooter players are likely to have better memories than their non-gun-wielding counterparts.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 01:30 GMT
An Ohio University study has found that female gamers are likely to cop way more flack than their male counterparts. In a report published on Gamasutra and other sites, researchers said they observed female-identified Halo 3 players receive up to three times as many negative reactions than male or unidentified players to general, friendly comments. You can learn more about the methodology employed here. The study’s findings match plenty of others made over the years, like this one from September 2012.
Thanks, The PA Report.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | 23:22 GMT
A new feature in Scientific American Mind details a number of studies which demonstrate links between playing shooter games and improvement in various mental faculties such as eyesight, spatial reasoning, spatial focus, visual acuity and decision-making. None of the studies are especially new but taken together paint an interesting picture; Polygon has a full report on the magazine’s findings.
Fri, Oct 05, 2012 | 00:28 BST
Research conducted by Raptr suggests gamers tend to hang around twice as long for developers who actively engage with their player base.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 | 01:15 BST
An Ohio State study suggests playing co-operative games and game modes may be linked to friendlier behaviour later on – but competitive play won’t.
Thu, Mar 08, 2012 | 02:10 GMT
If partners game together, their relationship is strengthened, a new study claims.
Wed, Mar 07, 2012 | 22:40 GMT
Rsearchers have noted a correlation between playing violent action games and being a smart cookie.
Mon, Jan 09, 2012 | 05:46 GMT
Early results from an Australian study show those who game to excess report greater levels of depression and anxiety.
Tue, Jan 03, 2012 | 01:49 GMT
A new University of Tampa paper examines the results of a study into the Steam community and found that those who cheat in games tend to pass the habit along to others. Researchers checked out the 700,000 cheaters among Steam’s 12 million members, as well detailed activity of 10,000 volunteer accounts, and found cheaters rapidly lose non-cheating friends, but friends of cheaters end up cheating themselves.
Thu, Sep 29, 2011 | 02:49 BST
Gamers have once more come through for science, helping to spot what may be two previously unidentified planets outside the solar system.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 | 00:19 BST
Fears that consoles will bow before the onslaught of smartphone gaming are pre-emptive, researchers have said.
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 | 05:50 BST
Research suggests US parents want a universal media rating system, across games, TV, film, websites and music.
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 | 16:01 BST
Canada’s National Post newspaper has reported the findings of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The Post carried the headline “Videogames make you eat more”, further on in the article it added that watching TV and working at a computer have the same effect.
Wed, Mar 23, 2011 | 22:45 GMT
A new survey by Nielsen suggests the Wii dominates US living rooms, as well as providing the opportunity to ask people where they keep their Wii. Hurh hurh.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011 | 21:50 GMT
Researchers have saved up to $100,000 by using Kinect to help diagnose mental disorders in very young children.
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 | 17:10 GMT
Nielsen research firm has published it’s latest finding on videogames, and it finds that consumers are spending less money on games and more on leisure activities and mobile phone entertainment, despite gaming buying households making up 26 percent of US homes in 2010.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 | 20:43 BST
NPD has issued a report stating only 6 percent of US console users downloaded extra content for their games, proving there’s a “large and untapped” market for digital content along with connected devices.