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Survey of 31 Years of Video Games Shows a Decline in Sexualized Female Characters

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At a time when the video game industry has come under scrutiny for its low level of female employment and how women are depicted in its products, a new Indiana University study finds that sexualization of female primary game characters actually may be less than before.

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Health Benefits Of Pokémon Go

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Real-life positive health consequences of playing Pokémon Go—a new GPS-based augmented reality game—are happening across the nation. According to Matt Hoffman, DNP, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Nursing, this quest to “catch ‘em all” is great news for public health.

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‘Pokemon Go’ Platform Not New, But Phenomenon Is, Say UGA Experts

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Virginia Tech Expert Says Popularity of Pokemon Go Is Rooted in Simplicity

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Economics Study Finds Volume Discounts Don’t Increase Profitability for Video Game

University of Chicago economists find discounts tied to buying large quantities of virtual goods have little impact on profitability and do not increase the number of customers making purchases. The study comes from a field experiment of more than 14 million players of mobile games by King Digital Entertainment, maker of Candy Crush Saga.

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Virginia Tech Statistics Professor Says America's Lottery Obsession May Produce Thrills but Isn't Worth the Cost

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Language-Learning Games Have Greater Impact if You Up the Gamers

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Games are usually more fun when you play with other people, but if you’re playing an educational game, interacting with other players may help you learn more, according to Cornell University research. Using a language-learning game called “Crystallize,” created by Cornell computer science faculty and students, researchers found that when players are required to work together they learn more words – and enjoy the game more.

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“Digital Neurotherapeutic” in Development at the UC Davis MIND Institute

A UC Davis researcher has created a video game for children who experience cognitive impairments from genetic disorders with the hope that that it will improve their ability to mentally process information about space and time.

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Political History of Olympics Captured in New Book by Pacific University Professor Jules Boykoff

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Verso Books has published the latest book by Pacific University Politics & Government professor Jules Boykoff, a critically acclaimed scholar in the areas of international sport and its social implications.Now available in bookstores and online, Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics chronicles the modern games, their checkered political history and corresponding impact on both a global and local scale.

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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

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Videogame Addiction Leads to Sleep Loss, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Risk in Some Gamers

The team studied a group of children and teens ages 10 to 17 who were in lifestyle management programs – either for weight management or lipid disorders. The study looked at whether the videogame habits of the group had an impact on sleep habits, obesity and cardio-metabolic health.

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Serious Video Games May Help Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Using a serious video game, Squires Quest! II: Saving the Kingdom of Fivealot, researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Research Service Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital evaluated how creating implementation intentions (i.e., specific plans) within the goal-setting component in the game helped fourth and fifth grade students improve fruit and vegetable intake at specific meals.

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A Theory Explains Why Gaming on Touchscreens Is Clumsy

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New research challenges the belief that touchscreens are worse input devices because they lack physical buttons. The reason is that key press timing in touchscreen input is unpredictable. When timing is made more predictable, performance improves.

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Magnifying Smartphone Screen Apps For Visually Impaired, Online Anti-Bullying Programs, A One Atom Engine and more in the Technology News Source

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Videogame Addiction Linked to ADHD

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Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games. The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder.