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A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device.

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Did Zoe Quinn and Phil Fish fake being doxxed? [closed]

Andrew Otton of TechRaptor claims, that both Zoe Quinn (on at least two occasions) and Phil Fish (on one occasion) have actually faked being doxxed, to play role of victims and gain support. Is that ...
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Do video games improve reflexes & reaction time?

Yesterday, I went to my friend's house and as usual he was glued to his PS4 playin' video games. When I asked him about it, he said that playing video games is a nice thing as it improves your ...
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Did Nintendo own Love Hotels?

Is this claim accurate? Before developing video games, Nintendo owned 'Love Hotels.' Private short-stay rooms that were used for sexual encounters.
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Are perpetrators in mass killings more likely to play violent video games?

To be clear: I am not asking if violent video games cause violent behavior. That is covered here. I am more interested if there is any correlation between violent video games and mass killings. I ...
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Is there a “sweet spot” of secondary engagement that makes driving safer?

From Playing games while driving? BrightDriver's challenging proposition (emphasis added): At first blush, playing games while driving sounds like the kind of thing only the accident-prone would ...
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Does blowing on an NES cartridge help the system play it?

It is commonly believed that, if your Nintendo cannot read the cartridge, often removing the cartridge, blowing into it and putting it back in your NES will help to fix the problem. Is there any ...
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Was the number of injuries happening to the Madden cover players unusually high?

I came across this claim in the wikipedia entry of EA Sport's Madden NFL Football series: While appearing on the cover has become an honor akin to appearing on the Wheaties box,[1] much like the ...
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Was there a peak in suicides associated with the release of Pokémon red and green?

My 13-year-old stepson just told me this story: When Pokémon Red and Green was first released in 1996, there were dozens or hundreds of suicides of children caused by high-frequency sounds in the ...
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Does playing popular video games improve a child's IQ?

This article claims a study shows that the cognitive abilities of 60-77 year olds can be helped by playing two weeks of World of Warcraft. This article quotes a navy researcher as saying adults ...
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Does gaming increase productivty? [closed]

If you're working in IT ...like a programmer. Does the fact of playing games periodically increase your productivity at work?
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Are PC-based players generally superior to console-based players in first-person shooters?

I have heard that the reason that the XBox live games cannot be played with friends on Windows machines is that when MS tried it out, the keyboard-based players were so dominant that Microsoft decided ...
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Did GamePro make up the story of the arcade game Polybius?

The story goes that an arcade game called Polybius was market tested around Portland in 1981, but it was pulled because it had adverse psychological effects on those children who played it. Even ...
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Do violent video games cause violent behavior?

I have been following this question casually over the past couple of years, and it seemed to me that there was no strong consensus either way on the subject. However, I recently read an editorial from ...