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: 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.
Video games offer older adults both physical and mental exercise
This "Next Level" episode shows how many senior citizens are finding purpose and fun through gaming.
AI fears are fueling the labor strikes in Hollywood
Artificial intelligence is poised to completely change the film and TV industries, but Hollywood’s workers want a say in how it develops.
Mobile game ads are weird, misleading — and effective
Mobile games are a huge part of the billion-dollar video game industry. So why do they rely so heavily on bizarre, misleading ads?
Sean 'Diddy' Combs accused of gang-rape of 17-year-old in new lawsuit
Sean "Diddy" Combs and two other men have been accused of gang-raping a 17-year-old girl in 2003 in a new lawsuit.
Police respond to active shooter reported at UNLV
Police in Las Vegas said officers were responding to an active shooter at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas ,where multiple victims were reported.
NCAA proposes new division in which top schools can pay athletes
NCAA Pres. Charlie Baker says his proposal will help address vast disparities between the wealthiest schools and the hundreds of other NCAA schools.