Bring on more research (sunday news!!); World of Warcraft calms the nerves

I am in Paris right now. Tomorrow starts the AdTech. Just before I am going to see Jonathan Barton of Jagex, I read this and head to share it with you!!!

Study: Violent online games are ‘relaxing’. Gamers who play violent games online actually feel relaxed after they have played, according to new research discovered by Develop Magazine.

A sampling of 292 World of Warcraft players, aged 12-83, showed that they were more likely to feel calm or tired after playing a round of the popular online game.

“There were actually higher levels of relaxation before and after playing the game as opposed to experiencing anger but this did very much depend on personality type,” said Jane Barnett, who headed the study.

Barnett added the research will help develop an emotion and gaming questionnaire to help distinguish the type of gamer who is likely to transfer their online aggression into everyday life.

Published by Reinout te Brake

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