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Premio Príncipe de Asturias al Walt Disney del videojuego

Premio Príncipe de Asturias al Walt Disney del videojuego | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong, awared the Príncipe de Asturias Prize for Communication and the Humanities.

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The social side of gaming: How playing online computer games creates online and offline social support 10.1016/j.chb.2011.12.003 : Computers in Human Behavior | ScienceDirect.com

"The results of the present study have revealed three underlying processes – physical proximity, social proximity, and familiarity – that either directly or indirectly determine the formation of offline social support through gaming in e-sports clans. These results have practical implications that could proof beneficial especially with regard to the protection of younger video game players who are particularly at risk of excessive gaming and thus of facing social isolation. Implementing mechanisms that foster physical-and social proximity as well as familiarity in gaming and hence supporting the formation of social capital might help buffering the potential negative effects of online gaming by transforming games into an activity with a positive potential for offline friendships."

 

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