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Rockstar Games has been criticised in the past for stereotypical portrayals of female characters in its games. Shutterstock

Violence towards women in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2 evokes toxic masculinity

A video uploaded to YouTube last month depicted an avatar in a video game physically assaulting a female character until she was unconscious. Should that be allowed in today's gaming culture?
Video games have inspired a revolution in university teaching. Pictured here is a scene from the popular game Fortnite Battle Royale. (Sergey Galyonkin, Epic Games Berlin via Wikimedia Commons)

How playful design is transforming university education

University course designers are harnessing the addictive quality of video games to develop 'Serious educational games' that engage and motivate students.
Jong Seok Kim, a player for the London Spitfires team in the Overwatch League, which gets primetime coverage on ESPN. Will e-sports soon be part of the Olympics? Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment

Why e-sports should not be in the Olympics

The International Olympic Committee recently hosted a meeting on e-sports -- organized video competitions. Should e-sports be in the Olympic Games? An Olympian says no.
Many board games strengthen the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the brains of players. This results in improved cognitive functions such as IQ, memory, information retention and problem-solving. (Shutterstock)

Play games with your kids this summer to boost their brains

From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.

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