Smartphones may be causing 'netbrain'

About 11 per cent of British adults suffer from 'netbrain' - a disorder caused by overuse of the internet - and may show narcissism, distraction and fear of missing out, a new study has found.

Gaming violence not linked to societal violence

Contrary to popular beliefs, a study has uncovered that increasing consumption of violent video games and movies is not linked to rise in societal violence.

Playing action video games boost motor skills

People who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed are quicker learners of skills such as typing or riding a bike, a study says.

Turning off electronics helps kids sleep better: Study

 Children who leave electronic devices on at night sleep up to one hour less on average per night, a new US study has found.

How video games can help fix curriculum
How video games can help fix curriculum

Going to classroom to learn student response for curriculum implementation can soon become things of the past as a US researcher has figured out an easier way - and it could include playing video games.

Soon, improved video game to teach kids how to code
Soon, improved video game to teach kids how to code

Computer scientists in the US have received $50,000 on Kickstarter - a funding platform for creative projects - for a new and improved version of CodeSpells, a first-person player game they developed that teaches children how to code.

Losing games against strong opponents can actually be enjoyable for some
Losing games against strong opponents can actually be enjoyable for some

A new study has suggested that winning is not everything and few people actually enjoy losing the game if their mettle is tested by a strong opponent.

Video games cause deviant behaviour in teens: Study

Teenagers who play mature-rated, risk-glorifying video games are more likely to engage in alcohol use, smoking cigarettes, delinquency and risky sex, says a study.

Playing video games daily for less than an hour benefits kids

Young people who indulge in a little video game-playing are better adjusted than those who have never played or those who play for three hours or more, Oxford researchers say.

My son has changed my world: Pharrell Williams

Grammy-winning singer Pharrell Williams says his five-year-old tech-savvy son teaches him video games.

Puzzle games can help improve your mental flexibility: Study

Researchers have shown that adults who played the physics-based puzzle video game `Cut the Rope` regularly, for as little as an hour a day, had improved executive functions.

Video games linked to aggressive behaviour in kids: Study

Youths who play video games are more likely to think and act in aggressive ways, suggested a study out Monday of more than 3,000 schoolchildren in Singapore.

This YouTube gamer has more subscribers than pop icon Justin Bieber

A YouTube gamer reportedly has more subscribers than pop sensation Justin Beiber.

Minecraft set to be made into movie

Warner Bros. has picked up the movie rights to Minecraft, one of the biggest video games currently out there.

Coming, a battery that runs on sugar

Cell phones, tablets, video games and electronic gadgets to run on sugar in next three years? Sweet on ears, truly.

Playing video games for long could make you `hallucinate`

Researchers have suggested that some gamers may be prone to experiencing "altered visual perceptions" of reality, which is very similar to hallucinations, after playing for hours at one time.

Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan defeated by kids at games

Amitabh Bachchan aren`t as competent when it comes to competing with their grandchildren and children at video games and adventure sports.

NY man`s 10,607 video games secure Guinness title

Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at the age of 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it on that made Michael Thomasson so determined to get his hands on every video game and system he could find.

Video games boost social skills in kids

Kids who play video games have better social skills, a new study has found.
Research has found that games offer a range of social and educational benefits to gamers, Edith Cowan University (ECU) Associate Professor Mark McMahon, an expert in gaming, said.

Google likely to launch Android-based `Nexus TV`

Google is speculated to be working on a Nexus TV that with run on Android and stream videos from YouTube along with offering a selection of video games.