Here's what it'll take to clean up esports' toxic culture

Combating sexism and other forms of harassment in online videogames comes down to community standards.

Amanda Cote, Assistant Professor of Media Studies/Game Studies, University of Oregon • conversation
Aug. 21, 2020 ~9 min

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Video games affect your moral development but only until you're 18 - new study

Moral reasoning was impacted in school-age teenagers but not university students.

Sarah Hodge, Lecturer in Psychology and Cyberpsychology, Bournemouth University • conversation
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

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Lockdown and tech overload – how to escape your screens

Excessive screen use has been linked to addictive behaviours, changes in mood, increased stress and difficulty sleeping - here's how to take a break.

Charmele Ayadurai, Teaching Fellow, Durham University • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~6 min

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Crucible: the science behind why watching others playing video games has become so popular

Surely, it can't be fun to watch others play games you can play yourself? The hundreds of hour people spend on live-streaming platform Twitch would suggest otherwise.

Craig Weightman, Lecturer in Games and Visual Effects, Staffordshire University • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~5 min

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Social distancing and exercise: are active video games the solution?

With the coronavirus forcing people to stay at home, new ways are needed to keep fit.

Sam Peter Kirk, PhD Candidate and Associate Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~5 min

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