Researchers from the University of Oxford have conducted extensive research into the impact of video games on a person’s psychophysical state. For this, they interviewed nearly 40,000 gamers, but found no association between gaming and ill health.
It also found that video games do not affect gamers’ life satisfaction. In particular, they do not worsen well-being or the emotions experienced. Only the need to sit and play can negatively affect the psycho-emotional state of the players. It doesn’t matter how many gamers play in terms of how they feel, the researchers said. If users played because they liked it, there was no deterioration.
In the course of the research, scientists offered the participants projects of not all genres. For example, there were no MOBA games on the list. The list of only used projects Animal Crossing: new horizons, top legends, eve online, forzahorizon 4, gran turismo sport, Outsiders and The crew 2.
Earlier, another team of scientists reported that the sexualization of female characters in games does not harm gamers.
Source: VG Times