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September 6, 2006

Study: Some Games May Enhance Sociability

"Video games involving multiple players serve as informal gathering places akin to old-time pubs and coffee shops, and can thereby boost players' social connections, researchers argue in a new study.

In their report, Constance Steinkuehler of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dmitri Williams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign question the perception that kids who play computer games are isolating themselves, at least when they are playing so-called massively multiplayer online games (MMOs)."


Posted by undergrad at September 6, 2006 4:40 PM

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