Getting Upset At Video Games Is Probably Terrible For Your Health

I tend to get angry at little things in video games. A lot. Sometimes really, really, really angry. I'm starting to think I should stop. Why? A recent study explained just how bad for us small yet frequent day-to-day stresses really are. The short version? Life-threatening. » 9/16/14 8:44pm 9/16/14 8:44pm

'Desk Rage' Is a 'Silent Epidemic' Among Assholes

There's this crazy new thing happening called "people hating their jobs" that has spawned this other new thing called "Desk Rage." It's basically being really annoyed with stuff that happens... at work. » 8/21/13 7:31pm 8/21/13 7:31pm

A Biofeedback-Driven Video Game to Battle Anxiety and Stress

While gamers have been using video games to combat stress and anxiety for decades, mental health professionals are only just beginning to see the benefits (and potential drawbacks) of interactive entertainment on our physiological well-being. » 8/31/11 1:40pm 8/31/11 1:40pm

Tetris Spells Trauma Relief

Researches at the Oxford University in England have discovered that the effects of traumatic stress can be dampened by something as simple as playing a bit of Tetris. » 1/07/09 5:20pm 1/07/09 5:20pm

Do Drone Pilots Feel Combat Stress?

Slate is running a story covering the debate about whether pilots of drone aircraft (which feels rather like playing a video game) suffer the same stress as pilots in actual combat. » 8/15/08 7:20pm 8/15/08 7:20pm

Study: Break Bad Habits With Casual Games

If there's one thing we know about casual games companies, it's that they love to conduct surveys, don't they? The latest one commissioned by RealNetworks' RealGames division aims to correlate casual gameplay with improvement of bad habits. Need to lose weight, quit smoking, quit hitting the potato chips? Play a game,… » 6/20/08 6:00pm 6/20/08 6:00pm