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Playing mobile games may relieve work stress more effectively than mindfulness

Playing mobile games may relieve work stress more effectively than mindfulness

Playing games on a smartphone may relieve work stress more effectively than using a mindfulness app, according to a study. Researchers at UCL in London and the University of Bath gave students a 15-minute maths test before asking them to play a shape-fitting game, use a mindfulness app or twirl...

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Twitch King Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer

Twitch King Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer

Fortnite superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has left Twitch and is taking his video game live streams to Microsoft’s Mixer platform. Blevins’ move ends a hugely profitable partnership with Twitch, a live streaming giant owned by Amazon. “I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities Twitch has provided me,” Blevins told The Associated...

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Video games can ‘help improve emotional intelligence in teenagers’

Video games can ‘help improve emotional intelligence in teenagers’

Video games can help teenagers better manage and express their emotions, a new study has claimed. Research by experts in Milan suggests that young people were better at understanding and expressing their emotions after playing video games as part of an emotional intelligence training programme. The study, published in the...

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Fortnite to launch esports league after World Cup success

Fortnite to launch esports league after World Cup success

Fortnite is to introduce a new competitive esports league with “millions of dollars at stake”, developer Epic Games has said. It said the Fortnite Championship Series will launch during the game’s next season, which starts this week. The new competitive format was announced during the game’s first World Cup Finals,...

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British teenager ‘really happy’ after scooping almost £1m at Fortnite World Cup

British teenager ‘really happy’ after scooping almost £1m at Fortnite World Cup

A British teenager who won almost £1 million at a gaming tournament said he is happy to have shown his mother that he was not just wasting time in his bedroom. Jaden Ashman, from Essex, will split 2.25 million US dollars (£1.8 million) with his Dutch partner after the pair...

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