Ben Kerry

A recent video game study at the U.K.’s Oxford University has cast playing video games in a positive light. The Oxford Internet Institute studied two games, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, and the results are promising. Unlike in most studies of this sort, where players self-report all information, Nintendo and EA also directly provided anonymized player information. For Plants vs. Zombies, EA offered study data on account playtime, achievements, and in-game emoticons used for the latter game, whereas Nintendo only offered playtime. A total of 3,274 players above the age of 18 were part […]

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