Tag Archives: study
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 06:30 BST
According to a recent study published from Texas A&M International University, watching violent media as a child is not necessarily a predictor of violent behaviour in the future. The study outlines that genetics and social environment have a larger impact on personal development.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 22:44 BST
An academic study into file sharing has found much lower levels of game piracy than those claimed by the Electronics Software Association.
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.
Mon, Dec 03, 2012 | 06:18 GMT
A survey into precisely who is buying all these annual sports games releases has turned up predictable demographic information, but also discovered some delightfully counter-stereotype results.
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 | 04:47 GMT
A recent study challenged surgeons and regularly gaming teenagers to complete robotic-surgery simulations, and found the gamers just as skilled as their professional rivals.
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.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 | 02:21 BST
Marketing companies shilling demographic information to publishers isn’t new, but this one – Playnomics – does something kind of interesting by categorising all gamers into eight types, depending on how they play.
Wed, Mar 07, 2012 | 22:40 GMT
Rsearchers have noted a correlation between playing violent action games and being a smart cookie.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 | 03:15 GMT
A North Carolina State University study has found World of Warcraft can help improve spatial awareness and attention levels in elderly players.
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.
Fri, Nov 04, 2011 | 02:05 GMT
A new report suggests a large number of self-identified gamers don’t buy games, preferring to share with friends and family.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 | 17:55 BST
Analysis firm EEDAR has estimated that 51 percent of PS3 and Xbox 360 owners have purchased downloadable content through their consoles over the last 12 months.
Thu, Oct 06, 2011 | 21:51 BST
Wed, Oct 05, 2011 | 15:26 BST
According to a study, the UK games industry is currently struggling in trying to recruit graduates.
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 | 19:57 BST
It’s time for more little bits of news in one spot so you don’t have to read as much. Save your lovely brains for zombies instead. They need to eat too, ya know.
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 | 02:19 BST
A survey conducted earlier this year has found 3DS owners significantly underwhelmed by the system’s main selling point.
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 | 00:38 BST
A new study claims 2010 brought a major dip in physical sales of video games within the US.