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Academics, video game makers team up in rare collaboration

Nov 16, 2020 - The Canadian Press

LONDON - A study by Oxford University researchers on how playing video games affects mental health used data from video game makers, marking what the authors say is a rare collaboration between academics and the game industry.

Lack of transparency from game makers has long been an issue for scientists hoping to better understand player behaviours.

The paper released Monday by the Oxford Internet Institute comes as video game sales this year have boomed as more people are stuck at hom...