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Gaming Is A Positive Element in Life [Infographic]

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"Playing video games for an extended period of time, or, well playing them at all, will rot your brain. At least, that’s what we’ve been led to believe. Actually, those fighting against gaming see something a lot worse than simple brain rot. To that particular establishment, video games are responsible for just about every social ill you can think of, especially violence."

If you are interested in seeing statistics that show that gaming has positive influences check out this infographic.


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Matmi's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:59 AM

Fantastic infographic on why gaming is a positive element in life. With the massive increase in casual gamers gaming is becoming a positive aspect of even more peoples lives , and why wouldn't a brand want to capitalise on this increase in gamers by having their own branded mobile game developed . This would could have millions of users postiviely interacting with a brand - a no brainer really! - HK

Marcus van Egmond's curator insight, March 30, 2014 8:14 AM

Gaming can also extend itself outside of the screen, and can be an extremely useful tool for things far removed from the idea of hardcore gaming, such as family bonding.

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The web, social media and gaming can be good for young people's mental health

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The online world can support the wellbeing of young people, according to the results of an innovative project in Scotland, launched today.
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Show's over for TV: Adults set to spend more time using digital media than watching television by end of year, claims study

Show's over for TV: Adults set to spend more time using digital media than watching television by end of year, claims study | Gaming in a Social Environment | Scoop.it

The show's over for TV: Adults set to spend more time using digital media than watching television by end of this year, claims study.

 

People will soon be spending more time using their smartphones and tablets for surfing the web, checking social networks and playing games than they do watching television, new research has found.The average adult will use a mobile device for five hours a day compared to just four and half hours watching television.A US marketing company has claimed the tipping point when digital devices surpass the popularity of TV will come later this year....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:58 PM

Social has arrived... 

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Study Finds That Online Gaming Is Actually Good For Your Social ...

Study Finds That Online Gaming Is Actually Good For Your Social ... | Gaming in a Social Environment | Scoop.it
Online gaming is not solely the refuge of lonely, anti-social nerd bros like Warcraft guy from that episode of South Park. A new study, surprising no one who actually plays games online, shows that gaming online actually ...
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Gamers Who Play Together Stay Together - WUNC

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Nick Taylor is an assistant professor of Digital Media at NC State, and worked on the study. ...
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Can Online Gaming Improve Your Social Life? | Psych Central News

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A new research study suggests that online gaming may actually broaden players' social lives. “Gamers aren't the antisocial basement-dwellers we see in pop cu.
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