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People who play video games for long periods of time tend to report feeling happier than those who do not, a study has indicated.

The Oxford Internet Institute research focused on two games: Nintendo's Animal Crossing and EA's Plants vs Zombies.

In an unusual step, the developers of the games shared anonymised data about how long each participant had played.

These logs were then linked to a survey in which the players answered questions about their well-being.

A total of 3,274 gamers took part. All were over 18.

In previous research, data gathered about the duration of subjects' gaming sessions was based on self-reported "guesstimates", which can be inaccurate.


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clarkent42

Well this makes sense. When I was at school the only thing I was doing beside studying was playing video games like Rocket League. I was thinking about how could I become the best, and I was pretty good at the game. Now when I am older I have no time to play games, all I do is work. When I have time to play video games I feel much better. Now I have a new profile on Rocket League and I also have money to buy items on rl trading. That is a good part of having a job, I guess.