Game Transfer Phenomena featured on BBC TV

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Check out gamers GTP and my interview in TV news BBC East Midlands Today.
Approx. at 3:46.

The video is only available in UK and until 10.45 PM tonight.

My GTP baby is growing little by little. Thanks to all that have believed in me and supported my research during these five exciting and challenging years.

Here is a transcript of what the gamers who were interviewed in the programme said:

First player: “A game a used to play a lot, Zelda, it’s like a world you going to. I will be playing it for 60 odd hours no in a row. Then there is a lot of it where you have to slice bushes and I will see bushes and think, oh God, what this is doing to me?”

Second player: “It depends which game you play, I suppose. Playing more realistic games comic games which are designed to be more realistic, it might be more difficult to switch off.”

Third player: “I think I tend to keep in the real world and turn the console off.

Fourth player: “Video game really affect you and you can get emotionally attached to it and really go into the world if it’s good enough.”

Fifth player: “I never think, I never see a crossover personally. When I used to play the Sims that was like a real life simulations. You are of sort of micromanaging families. When I was in real life, soletimes, I would see some of the itels. I would feel like I was right back there.”

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About Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari

Dr. Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari is Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research fellow in Cyberpsychology. Critical inquiry on the psychosocial implications of interactive media technologies has been her professional passion since undergraduate school, when she conducted one of the first studies on internet addiction. Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP) is her area of research expertise, for which she has won awards. Dr. Ortiz de Gortari’s research has been featured in different media worldwide including Discovery News, History Channel News, BBC World Service, the New Scientist and the International Herald Tribune. Her research on GTP has even inspired an episode of the TV series CSI: Cyber. She has published academically and presented at several international conferences. The goal of her research is maximizing the psychological and social benefits of interactive virtual technologies while reducing the potential risks it can present to some individuals.

Posted on May 29, 2015, in Interview, Media and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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