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Playing video games has no effect on wellbeing, study finds

Research into gameplay habits of 40,000 people counters fears that gaming could harm mental health

Time spent playing video games has no effect on people’s wellbeing, a study from the University of Oxford has found, countering fears that gaming could be harmful to mental health.

Unlike the vast majority of previous studies on the effect of video games on wellbeing, the Oxford team were able to track actual gameplay, rather than relying on self-reported estimates.

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