Next Level: Do Video Games Help Or Hurt Our Mental Health?
In each episode of 'Next Level,' Newsy explores the real-world impacts of the largest entertainment industry on Earth: video games.
Reporter Matt Picht talks to creators, players and industry experts to show how gaming is for everyone — and how it influences technology and culture. In this episode, "Next Level" looks at the mental health conversation around video games. Are they addictive? Do they encourage aggression? Or are they just the target of moral panic? Newsy’s mental health initiative “America’s Breakdown: Confronting Our Mental Health Crisis” brings you deeply personal and thoughtfully told stories on the state of mental health care in the U.S. Click here to learn more.
Next Level: AI art is almost human, but fueled by unwilling artists
What are the ethical, legal and moral boundaries of creating AI-generated content from other people's works?By Scripps News
Next Level: What Does The Future Of Gaming Look Like?
From dropping quarters into arcades to strapping on a virtual reality headset, the way we play video games is always changing.By Newsy
Next Level: Can Gaming Be For Everyone?
Video games can reach a vastly broad audience. But deeply-rooted mechanics and stereotypes can still create a barrier to entry for some players.By Newsy
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