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05 August 2011

The appeal of video games

People spend 3 billion hours a week playing video games but little is known scientifically about why they are fun in the first place.

People spend 3 billion hours a week playing video games but little is known scientifically about why they are actually fun in the first place.

The study investigated the idea that many people enjoy playing video games because it gives them the chance to "try on" characteristics which they would like to have as their ideal self.

 
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