Study shows video games make you happy

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A new study has found that playing video games can make you “happier”.

Researchers at Oxford University studied data from 3,274 gamers. They looked at how longer people played and then asked them questions about their wellbeing.

The study was conducted while they played Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons and EA’s Plants vs Zombies.

This is the first time a study like this has been able to link up questions, with actual in-game play-time.

Professor Andrew Przybylski, who led the study, said the following.

“If you play Animal Crossing for four hours a day, every single day, you’re likely to say you feel significantly happier than someone who doesn’t”.

He said the results were interesting because, 40 years of previous research had suggested that the longer people played, the more unhappy they said they were.

What do you think? Does playing video games make you feel happier? Let us know in the comments below!

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jimmy spittle
jimmy spittle
March 18, 2021 9:56 am

I lost the race so I am sad

Last edited 1 year ago by jimmy spittle
charlie
charlie
March 18, 2021 10:13 am

yes

linkin
linkin
March 18, 2021 10:21 am

WOW THAT’S SO COOL!

kesaia
kesaia
March 18, 2021 10:46 am

wow

mystory man
mystory man
March 18, 2021 11:48 am

Wow, im gonna tell my mum to play more video games

Kihz
Kihz
March 18, 2021 12:09 pm

Wow impressive Video games have always made me happy

Modi
Modi
March 18, 2021 12:17 pm

I would show this to my mum she would like to hear this ty

Taylah
Taylah
March 18, 2021 12:24 pm

Omg love it ?

Kody
Kody
March 18, 2021 1:44 pm

i just want to say this some video games make people happy because some games make people rage and destroy their stuff from being super RAGE so maybe delete this article and redo it saying somegamesdo

Hunter
Hunter
March 18, 2021 2:43 pm

yes its so fun

imposter
imposter
March 18, 2021 3:45 pm

i like minecraft

Jocelyn
Jocelyn
March 18, 2021 5:09 pm

YES, YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES!!!

Nofo
Nofo
March 18, 2021 5:33 pm

I love to play plants vs zombies ??

Dani fan
Dani fan
March 18, 2021 6:52 pm

Wow that was really cool

Angus hodgson
Angus hodgson
March 22, 2021 4:09 pm

i’m going to tell my mum to increase my screen time and yes

jamica
jamica
March 22, 2021 5:08 pm

i will now play 10 hours of video games so i will be high on happy

ANgrY KaRen
ANgrY KaRen
March 23, 2021 12:38 pm

This does not apply to fortnite!!!

jamezb0y
jamezb0y
March 24, 2021 9:21 am

My parents only let me have half an hour on video games a week, so wait until I show them this.

Last edited 1 year ago by jamezb0y
Gracie
Gracie
March 24, 2021 9:30 am

I feel video games make you happier

Kody
Kody
March 24, 2021 11:13 am

i just want to say this some video games make people happy because some games make people rage and destroy stuff from being super RAGE so maybe delete this article and redo it saying somegamesdo

Ur mom says
Ur mom says
March 24, 2021 12:50 pm

AND THIS IS SOOO TRUE?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????�

rosie
rosie
March 24, 2021 6:38 pm

whats so cool

Kody
Kody
March 31, 2021 11:14 am

i just want to say this some video games make people happy because some games make people rage and destroy stuff from being super RAGE so maybe delete this article and redo it saying

Casey
Casey
April 1, 2021 11:45 am

I play plants vs zombie

me and the boys at 3am looking for beans
me and the boys at 3am looking for beans
May 18, 2021 12:19 pm

wow

John
John
August 31, 2021 9:39 am

worst story in the world

Liam's Mother
Liam's Mother
November 1, 2021 11:54 am

Well, I think that kids these days should stop playing video games so much. It’s uneducational and unsocial for my child.

nightmechacrow
nightmechacrow
November 25, 2021 11:54 am

now i have an excuse so that my mum can let me play on my ipad

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