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Therapeutic Video Game May Help Kids with ADHD and Autism

Therapeutic Video Game May Help Kids with ADHD and Autism | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
A new pilot study finds promise in a digital medicine tool designed as a treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring...
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Playing video games at work could make you more productive

Playing video games at work could make you more productive | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Collaborative video games are the new team-building exercises, with a new study showing they can significantly increase productivity.
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New York City’s first official esports team hosted a Brooklyn pop-up shop with celebrity appearances and tons of video games, and fans couldn’t get enough of it

New York City’s first official esports team hosted a Brooklyn pop-up shop with celebrity appearances and tons of video games, and fans couldn’t get enough of it | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
The New York Excelsior, which competes in the Overwatch League, is NYC's first official esports franchise. We visited their pop-up shop in Brooklyn, where fans had their chance to meet the team.
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Archive contains backstory of gaming industry - Reno Gazette Journal

Archive contains backstory of gaming industry - Reno Gazette Journal | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Decades of manufacturing records, memorabilia included in exhibit and collection.
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Success, Reality And The Myth Of “Up And To The Right”

Success, Reality And The Myth Of “Up And To The Right” | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Despite what many are led to believe, great startups rarely move linearly "up and to the right." They zig, they zag, they take detours and often “pivot” several times to get to a positive outcome.
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National Day of Unplugging urges people to take digital time off - WTVM

National Day of Unplugging urges people to take digital time off - WTVM | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
National Day of Unplugging urges people to take digital time off WTVM Some find it difficult to disconnect from social media, texting and electronic gadgetry - one in 10 can't disconnect even in the middle of the most intimate of connections.
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Twitch’s latest SDK enables broadcasting for mobile games

Twitch’s latest SDK enables broadcasting for mobile games | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Be prepared for an endless onslaught of live Flappy Bird runs, because livestream gaming website Twitch announced a new SDK Wednesday that enables users to stream their mobile games onto its website.
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'Paper makes storytelling more beautiful' - Independent Online

'Paper makes storytelling more beautiful' - Independent Online | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Independent Online 'Paper makes storytelling more beautiful' Independent Online “Paper makes storytelling more beautiful with an immersive design and fullscreen, distraction-free layouts, “ Facebook said in a blog post announcing the new service.
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Why foreign video gamers are considered America's new pro athletes - Public Radio International

Why foreign video gamers are considered America's new pro athletes - Public Radio International | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Public Radio International Why foreign video gamers are considered America's new pro athletes Public Radio International For the first time, foreign gamers are being issued P-1 visas, normally reserved for pro athletes.
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Twitter Fiction Festival Celebrates Story-Telling - CBS Local

Twitter Fiction Festival Celebrates Story-Telling - CBS Local | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Twitter Fiction Festival Celebrates Story-Telling CBS Local PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–Twitter may have given birth to a new literary genre. The social networking platform is redefining what it means to read and write fiction.
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Video Game Live Streaming Service Twitch Doubles Its Audience In 2013

Video Game Live Streaming Service Twitch Doubles Its Audience In 2013 | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
This morning Twitch, a live streaming service and community for gamers, announced that it more than doubled its audience in 2013, reaching 45 million unique viewers per month in the year, up from 20 million the year prior.
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Study: Despite social media, most people have only a handful of close friends - The Malay Mail Online

Study: Despite social media, most people have only a handful of close friends - The Malay Mail Online | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
The Malay Mail Online Study: Despite social media, most people have only a handful of close friends The Malay Mail Online AFP picNEW YORK, Jan 11 — Whether or not you have hundreds of contacts through social media, people still only have a handful...
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More hackers now targeting gamers, security vendor warns - GMA News

More hackers now targeting gamers, security vendor warns - GMA News | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Times of India More hackers now targeting gamers, security vendor warns GMA News Christian Funk, senior virus analyst with the Global Research and Analysis Team at Kasperksy Lab, cited the "ever-increasing fanbase" of gaming, making them targets...
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After Two Controversies, Twitch Says It Will No Longer Run Ads For Other Twitch Streamers

After Two Controversies, Twitch Says It Will No Longer Run Ads For Other Twitch Streamers | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
In the past couple months, Twitch has gotten into the habit of running ads for big streamers’ events on other streamers’ broadcasts—first with the Tyler “Ninja” Blevins New Years Eve extravaganza last month, and, more recently, ahead of a Pro Bowl event hosted over the weekend by Imane “Pokimane”...
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From studies to esports, colleges can use video games

From studies to esports, colleges can use video games | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Games offer significant social, cognitive, and economic benefits. It's up to colleges to up their game and prepare students for this industry.
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Ocasio-Cortez Pops Up In 'Donkey Kong' Twitch Stream To Raise Money For Transgender Kids

Ocasio-Cortez Pops Up In 'Donkey Kong' Twitch Stream To Raise Money For Transgender Kids | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Marathon gamer Harry Brewis told the congresswoman: "Keep fighting.What you're doing is phenomenal."...
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The World as a Story: Emergent storytelling in World of Warcraft - Joystiq

The World as a Story: Emergent storytelling in World of Warcraft - Joystiq | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
The World as a Story: Emergent storytelling in World of Warcraft Joystiq How does storytelling function in World of Warcraft? What are its limits? Does it have to unfold solely via quest text, or can it be told via other means?
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Tweetenfreude: The psychology of the hate-follow - Digiday

Tweetenfreude: The psychology of the hate-follow Digiday There are no official statistics in the matter, but Digiday suspects the hate-follow is even more common in the insular worlds of digital media and advertising, where there's no shortage of...
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Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help

Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbone’s Latest App Can Help | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Caffeine is a horrible, terrible, gosh-darn-awful part of my daily life. Two cups in the morning. I’m addicted. So are many of you. We need caffeine in our blood to function.
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76% Of American Internet Users Think The Internet Has Been Good For Society

76% Of American Internet Users Think The Internet Has Been Good For Society | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
The vast majority of Americans now use the Internet (87 percent); nearly half would find it “very hard or impossible” to give it up (46 percent), and an overwhelming percentage think it’s been a good thing for society (76 percent).
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TED: Maya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist … - Maya Penn (2013)

Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet.
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Instagram Is The Fastest-Growing Social Site Globally, Mobile Devices Rule Over PCs For Access

Instagram Is The Fastest-Growing Social Site Globally, Mobile Devices Rule Over PCs For Access | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Pinterest may have passed Twitter in popularity in the U.S. according to new figures out last month from Pew, but globally the social network to watch may be Facebook-owned Instagram.
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Media focus on obesity may backfire for some women - 14 News WFIE Evansville

Media focus on obesity may backfire for some women - 14 News WFIE Evansville | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Media focus on obesity may backfire for some women 14 News WFIE Evansville For the new study, published online and in the March print issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Major and her team tapped 93 female students at the...
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Video Gaming Becoming A Spectator Sport

Video Gaming Becoming A Spectator Sport | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
Video Gaming Becoming A Spectator Sport CBS Local MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Video games have become more popular than ever but now people have turned to watching others play for entertainment.
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The Future of Video Game Storytelling - IGN

The Future of Video Game Storytelling - IGN | Gaming Psychology | Scoop.it
The Future of Video Game Storytelling IGN There is an old but still pertinent argument that storytelling in video games is the last great bastion for the medium to conquer.
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