Tagged: video games

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm shows video games can make us think seriously about climate change - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 18, 2019

Noam Obermeister, University of Cambridge and Elliot Honeybun-Arnolda, University of East Anglia A new expansion has added environmental challenges to Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the latest in a popular series of strategy video games that has been running since the 1990s. The expansion – called Gathering Storm – adds new features to the game, most … Read More

Video games could teach spatial skills lost to a society dependent on devices - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 22, 2019

Lloyd White, University of Wollongong Video games have long been criticised for encouraging violence and antisocial behaviour. And parents often express concern that they could have detrimental effects on their child’s learning abilities. But research has shown that off-the-shelf video games can also aid learning – particularly when it comes to the development of … Read More

Could playing Fortnite lead to video game addiction? The World Health Organisation says yes, but others disagree - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 20, 2018

Joanne Orlando, Western Sydney University Could your child be addicted to playing video games? Maybe. If you’re a parent looking for tips on moderating your child’s gaming habits, read on. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has, for the first time, recognised “gaming disorder” – compulsive and obsessive playing of video games – as a diagnosable condition. Read More

It’s time to end the debate about video games and violence - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 21, 2018

Christopher J. Ferguson, Stetson University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In the wake of the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Broward County, Florida high school, a familiar trope has reemerged: Often, when a young man is the shooter, people try to blame the tragedy on violent video games … Read More

Your next hearing aid could be a video game - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 08, 2018

Dana Boebinger, Harvard University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Roughly 15 percent of Americans report some sort of hearing difficulty; trouble understanding conversations in noisy environments is one of the most common complaints. Unfortunately, there’s not much doctors or audiologists can do. Hearing aids can amplify things for … Read More

A Better World Through Video Games - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jun 15, 2011

Over the last few years evidence has been mounting that violence in the media and especially interactive media such as video games contributes to aggression displayed by individuals.[1] This ability to influence our behaviour in such a way is concerning and may undermine attempts to build a peaceful society that nevertheless respects a person’s right [...] … Read More