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New study shows couples that ‘game together stay together’

World of Warcraft: keeping couples together or breaking them apart?

MMORPGs can affect marital happiness – Study

Brigham Young University study shows 76 percent of respondents who play MMORPGs with their spouse reported positive effect on marriage.

A study from Brigham Young University (BYU) has revealed online role-playing games like World of Warcraft both negatively and positively impact marital satisfaction.

The study looked at 349 heterosexual couples, dividing the respondents into two groups: one in which both spouses gamed, and the other in which only one spouse gamed.

For couples in which both spouses play, the study found 76 percent said that gaming had a positive effect on their marital relationship, particularly couples who interacted in-game.

Read more: au.gamespot.com

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