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Research: Gamers Love the Challenge, Not the Gore

GamePolitics - January 16, 2009

Submitted by necron101 (120) at 10:07PM PST on January 16, 2009

While video games are often slammed over violent content, a new study suggests that it is the challenge presented by a game rather than graphic violence which attracts players. The research, which appears today in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, was conducted at the University of Rochester in cooperation with Immersyve Inc., described as a "player-experience research firm."