Gaming addicts not as lonely as they look, research finds

03/28/2014 | TG Daily

Scientists at three North American universities say they have shattered the myth of the anti-social, basement dwelling online gamer with new research that finds multiplayer online games increase social behavior rather than diminish it. "We found that gamers were often exhibiting many social behaviors at once: watching games, talking, drinking, and chatting online," said Nick Taylor, a professor at North Carolina State University. "Gaming didn't eliminate social interaction, it supplemented it."

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