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Fits to a 'Tee': Golf Is 'Fore' Everyone, and Economically It's a Great Time to Be a Golfer

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Because of the golf industry's downsizing after the Great Recession, the sport is more affordable and accessible than ever, according to a golf course management expert at Kansas State University.

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Think Brain Games Make You Smarter? Think Again, FSU Researchers Say

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A new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience finds the so-called brain games of the growing billion-dollar brain-training industry do little to improve or protect cognitive performance.

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How World of Warcraft Can Get You a Job

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A new study by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology found that World of Warcraft (WoW) gamers who were successful working as a team in “raids” had qualities that psychological studies have shown to translate to success on virtual workplace teams.

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Study Finds Pokemon Go Players Are Happier, Friendlier

Pokemon Go people are happy people. That’s the finding of media researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. Their work, newly published in the journal Media Psychology, shows that Pokemon Go users were more likely to be positive, friendly and physically active.

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Utah's Addition of E-Sports Program Will Spur Other Power Conference Schools to Do Same, Professor Says

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Kennesaw State Ranked Among Top 50 Schools for Game Design

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Computer Game Design and Development program cited for strong academics, facilities.

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Varsity Esports Come to the University of Utah

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The University of Utah and it’s nationally ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering video game development program announced today that it is forming the U’s first college-sponsored varsity esports program.

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Parents Who Play ‘Pokémon Go’ with Kids: ‘It Wasn’t Really About the Pokémon’

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In the first study to survey and interview parents who play "Pokémon GO" with their children, families reported a number of side benefits, including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding. However, some worries about addictive screen time persisted.

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Researchers Find Video Games Influence Sexist Attitudes

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The images and roles of female characters in video games send a powerful message that can influence the underlying attitudes of gamers. Iowa State and French researchers found a link between video game exposure and sexism in a new study of more than 13,000 adolescents.

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New Mass Effect Game Could Make or Break Franchise, Researchers Say

The fallout from the poorly received ending of the third video game in the popular series Mass Effect could doom the upcoming release of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology.







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