Video games may in fact be good for your mental health

While video games often get accused of having negative effects on health, a new study by researchers from the University of Oxford has shown that they may ultimately have a positive impact on our psychological well-being. The results are timely, as many countries around the world have chosen to implement stay-at-home mandates and measures for their populations in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19.

This is the first study of its kind that looks not at the playing time declared by the players themselves, but at the actual playing time provided by two industry giants, Electronic Arts and Nintendo. Researchers analyzed gamer behavior for two of the world’s most popular video …

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