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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Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals made from recycled gadgets

Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympic medals made from recycled gadgets

The medals to be presented at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been unveiled, with the metal in each one made using materials from recycled gadgets. Designed by Junichi Kawanishi, each of the 5,000 medals contains metals extracted from consumer electronics handed in by the Japanese public over the last...

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Gambling Commission: We share concern over loot boxes in video games

Gambling Commission: We share concern over loot boxes in video games

The UK gambling regulator has said it shares concern about loot boxes in video games but warned that the current law makes it hard to define them as gambling. Neil McArthur, chief executive of the Gambling Commission, told the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee that loot boxes “could be...

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How to build a gaming PC: the ultimate guide

How to build a gaming PC: the ultimate guide

If you’ve decided to build your own gaming PC, you’ve come to the right place. It may seem complicated putting together all those components but it’s as easy as building Lego – honestly!

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Google Stadia streaming platform announced

Google Stadia streaming platform announced

With Google Stadia the tech giant is hoping to take on the likes of PlayStation and Xbox without a console.

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God Of War Leads Bafta Game Award Nominations

God Of War Leads Bafta Game Award Nominations

The PlayStation-exclusive game is up for the best game prize alongside Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission and indie games Celeste and Return of the Obra Dinn.

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