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NPD: Video gaming surpasses moviegoing

Are you puzzled as to why visionary director Steven Spielberg recently made the leap from managing motion pictures to creating block-n-ball Wii games? The answer can be found in a recent NPD study: According to the NPD research group, 63 percent of Americans have played a video game in the past...

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Study: Video games not linked to depression (but excess TV is)

A new study, published by the American Medical Association, has taken a look at the causes of depression among adolescents. Contrary to some previous research (which targeted online games), video games were found to have no depressing effects, whereas watching too much television was said to cause a...

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Report: Games may help steer interest in reading

Games, according to some, are a gateway drug to books, drawing players away from the screen to engage in some old-school page turning. According to The Times, everyone from teachers to authors are embracing the idea of using video games to help encourage children to read, while nonprofit John D....

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Everything you wanted to know about gaming and sex (but were afraid to ask)

The use of sexual content in video games is not exactly the industry's proudest bullet point. Daniel Floyd, a student of Savannah College of Art and Design (home of noted game designer Brenda Brathwaite), has produced a nine-minute video that lays out sex's relationship with video games pretty...

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