Violent Video Games Increase Pain Tolerance? Okay, Hit Me.

Researchers at Keele University in England decided it would be neat if they had 40 volunteers play either a violent or non-violent video game for ten minutes and then submerge one of their hands in ice-cold water. This study into the sort of silly things researchers can make subjects do yielded fresh information on… » 9/07/12 8:30am 9/07/12 8:30am

Science Says Don't Play Super Mario Galaxy Before Trying to Shoot…

The zombie is five steps away, you're cornered, and you've got one last bullet in the chamber. If you were just playing Super Mario Galaxy you might as well turn the gun on yourself. A recent highly scientific study found that when it comes to putting a bullet in a humanoid target's brain, Super Mario Galaxy doesn't… » 5/01/12 9:30am 5/01/12 9:30am

It's Video Game Competition, Not Violence, That Sparks Aggression

Do violent video games cause aggressive behavior? According to a recent report published in the journal Psychology of Violence, the competitive aspect of gaming is more likely to generate aggro than mere violence. All this from a bunch of university students, some video games, and some hot sauce. Science is an amazing… » 8/30/11 1:20pm 8/30/11 1:20pm

Does This Experiment Prove That Violent Games Increase Aggressive…

In a University of Missouri study sure to be cited by anti-gaming pundits for years to come, researchers provide what could be considered solid proof of the link between violent video games, aggression, and wearing funny hats. » 5/25/11 4:40pm 5/25/11 4:40pm

A Video Game, Violence, And Depression Study That Looks At The Big…

Over the past decade countless studies have arisen supposedly proving a causal link between video games, violent behavior, and depression. A new study conducted by Christopher J. Ferguson pinpoints why all of the others may have gotten it wrong. » 3/01/11 2:00pm 3/01/11 2:00pm

Broken Record Congressman Pushing Health Warnings On Video Games Again

In 2009 California congressman Joe Baca introduced legislation that would require games to display a label warning of links between violent video games and aggressive behavior. Now Baca's back, singing the same old song with a few new lines. » 1/26/11 1:00pm 1/26/11 1:00pm

"Problematic" Gaming Linked To Depression, Drugs, And Fighting

In a survey that's sure to be taken the wrong way by somebody, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have discovered links between "problematic gaming" and negative health behaviors like smoking, doing drugs, and fighting. But first, good news! » 1/19/11 2:40pm 1/19/11 2:40pm

Just Thinking About Violent Video Games Stimulates Aggression

A new study by researchers from Ohio State and Central Michigan Universities finds that simply thinking about playing violent video games can stimulate violent behavior long after your game console has gone cold, unless you're a girl. » 9/20/10 11:40am 9/20/10 11:40am