The Many Ways You Can Pay To Be “Good” At A Game

How badly do you want to win? Enough that you'd pay to strap on a gaming headset that shocks your brain? Maybe that sounds insane, but then again, many of the things people do to gain an edge in multiplayer games are ridiculous. » 7/01/13 6:00pm 7/01/13 6:00pm

Studies Linking Game Violence with Real-World Aggression May All Be…

Studies in the past have found that winning competitions can make you mean, and we've all seen the stereotype of the angry gamer yelling at his console. But the latest research on the psychological effects of video games finds that, contrary to popular opinion, what really makes gamers tick is their ability to… » 4/09/12 11:30am 4/09/12 11:30am

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

Are You Ready For The 2011 Pokémon Video Game Championship?

You've had plenty of time to play with the two new versions of Pokémon; now it's time to get serious. The 2011 Pokémon Video Game Championship series kicks off next month, with fans across the U.S. and Europe gathering to prove they have what it takes to be the very best in Pokémon Black and White. » 4/19/11 11:40am 4/19/11 11:40am