Young Children May Benefit from Playing Video Games – Alexandru Micu

Researchers found a positive association between the amount of time spent playing video games and children’s health as well as their cognitive and social aptitudes. Continue reading


Learned Helplessness and Halo 5 – Jamie Madigan

Games that revel in their difficulty like Super Meat Boy, Trials Evolution, and Spelunky can create the same sense of helplessness in the face of failure. Yet some people persist. They continue to bang their heads against the games until they get good or beat a level or get an S-rank. It’s like something clicks in their head and they refuse to accept that they can’t succeed eventually. Or maybe it’s that something doesn’t click. Continue reading