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Violent Games and Aggression

Does playing violent video games elicit aggressive behaviours among young gamers? This is a common question posed by many parents. After all, games are becoming increasingly accessible in recent years, with current and upcoming popular games being made available on the mobile device. Some research has shown that violent video games may elicit aggressiveness among young […]

The 4 Gamer Player Types

Gamers are not all the same. We have different motivations and objectives when we play. Gamers can be categorised in 4 broad categories called Player Types. ⁠The 4 broad Player Types are Achievers, Gurus, Explorers and Socializers. We will explain each of the Player Types in a little more detail below. Achiever Player Type Achievers […]

#PlayApartTogether Family Gaming Fun During COVID-19

WHO recommends video games as an effective way of stop the spread of COVID-19 and working with the gaming industry to launch the #PlayApartTogether campaign. Below are a few links to the news releases: https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/who-video-games-playaparttogether/ https://www.businessinsider.com/who-video-games-coronavirus-pandemic-mental-health-disorder-2020-4?IR=T In response to this campaign, our Esports Coach Ruth Lim picked a few games that can provide great family fun […]

My PSLE and O Levels Regrets

My PSLE and O Levels Regrets I had two regrets growing up. The first was missing out on one question in my Mathematics paper during PSLE. This question cost me 8 marks. The second was missing the last page of my A Mathematics paper for O Levels, this time costing me 28 marks. The regrets […]

Game Addiction in Singapore

Game Addiction in Singapore as Reported by Media Today Online published an article about a gamer with an addiction problem and “It took a US$48,000 (about S$67,000) overseas detox programme for 23-year-old Bernard Lim (not his real name) to kick his gaming addiction.” This raises the question if there is many more “Bernard” with game […]

The Beginning of COMEBACK

Community is the focus of SOOS OIO. In SOOS OIO, we love running TeleTrips and engaging the gamers. I never thought we will have a program on game dependency. This was not part of my plan. In fact, the problem of game addiction was brought up to me many times at different occasions. I understand […]