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  • People playing more games reported greater “wellbeing”
  • All data collected through online games
  • Attitude towards game does affect mental health

A recent study from Oxford University has suggested that playing video games can be good for your mental health. The research found that people who played more games tended to report greater “wellbeing” in their everyday lives.

The study was done using actual play-time data, thanks to almost all of the games we play these days being online. Previous studies had tended to focus on self-reported time playing, which was only weakly correlated with reality.

An important concept to note is the attitude towards the game that you play could affect the mental impact it has. Play the game because it’s fun and you want to.

Source: The Guardian

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