Put Down the Controller: Five Novels About Video Games

The ways that books and video games can tell us stories aren’t as different as we used to think. Both require intense concentration and thoughtful interaction, albeit in a variety of ways. Both also insist upon our willingness to escape from the workaday world to step into one built word by word or bit by bit by somebody else. —

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Stressed Out? Science Says to Play a Video Game for 5 Minutes

It’s great when science gives credence to the things you already do. This time, researchers found that playing video games helps you relax. — August 3, 2017 Research led by Michael Rupp, a doctoral student in human factors and cognitive psychology at the University of Central Florida, and published in the journal Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, found that study

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