As adults we often trivialise the value of play. But playing games lets us play with possibilities, see how they play out – and exploring alternative realities helps us see the familiar in new ways.
Bo, aged nine, wants to know why adults think video games are bad.
Nick Xenophon wants to crack down on first-person shooter games, which he claims are a form of gambling. But his stance oversimplifies the way these games are played.
Many think that men are simply better than women at video games. Researchers recently compared performances of male and female gamers to determine if there's truth to this assumption.
How did we go from videogames played in bedrooms to watching live in front of an audience of millions?
Baseless claims about the damage done to kids' development create needless panic. And they distract from legitimate, evidence-based concerns with which parents need to engage.