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How video games have impacted players’ well-being during the COVID-19 lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually all aspects of our lives, with the associated lockdown restrictions affecting how we work, socialise, shop and study. Inevitably, such wide-ranging changes to our day-to-day lives have raised questions about well-being and how we cope with these unusual and uncertain circumstances. In this newly-published study, we explore anecdotal reports […]

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons, COVID-19 and the Fantasy of a ‘Normal’ Life

This blog was guest-written by Gabriel Elvery The sunlight is fading, you hear the cicadas hum and the waves lap upon the shore. You’ve had a hard but satisfying day. You tended to your garden, caught a fish and even unearthed a fossil which you donated to your local museum. You have worked hard, but […]