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Everything You Know About Boys and Video Games Is Wrong

Action games with big battles like Game of War are incredibly exciting to kids. And kids I’ve worked with, both male and female, will put up with a lot to play exciting games. But it doesn’t mean they like the way women are portrayed. Yet the video game industry seems to base much of its game and character design on a few assumptions, among them that girls don’t play big action games, boys won’t play games with strong female characters, and male players like the sexual objectification of female characters.

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Love video games? It’s because you get a kick out of being SCARED

Video games are now so popular they outsell films and music in many regions. But while the psychological impact of movies has been widely studied, the effect scary games have on us is relatively unknown. By studying students in the US, researchers have now discovered that playing games scares us more than watching films – and we get a kick out of it.

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