Study Shows Playing Video Games Really Can Make Your Brain Bigger

Previous research on whether playing video games can make us smarter has been mixed, but a new study demonstrates a very tangible effect of playing video games: Parts of the brain can get bigger. » 11/07/13 5:46am 11/07/13 5:46am

The Psychology of a Fanboy: Why You Keep Buying the Same Stuff

None of us want to admit it, but chances are we're all fanboys of something. Whether it's a particular brand of software, gadget, or anything else, we often rally behind companies and ideologies without even realizing it. Here's why we become fanboys and how to prevent it from happening to you. » 9/12/13 1:45pm 9/12/13 1:45pm

The Basic Psychology Behind the Steam Summer Sale, Explained

It seems you can't discuss the Steam Summer Sale without doing one of the following: Personifying your wallet and mourning some injury done to it; bemoaning all the unplayed games you have before piling another on it; commanding friends to buy a game, more for the price than the game and, of course, buying games. » 7/15/13 4:30pm 7/15/13 4:30pm

Research proves online gaming at work is good for you - and for your…

Are you in danger of getting fired because of too much gaming at work? If so, here's a scientific study you need to know about (and perhaps slip into the "to-read" pile on your boss's desk): "Games at work: the recreational use of computer games during working hours." » 3/04/11 4:47pm 3/04/11 4:47pm