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US game revenue sees a 9% jump in June – GamesIndustry.biz

In June, gaming profits saw a 9% increase versus the same month last year, with a 22% increase in spending on gaming hardware alone. New releases, including Diablo 4 and Final Fantasy 16, took the top spots for the highest-grossing games of the month.

Apex Legends: Resurrection is another fresh start for EA’s battle royale – TheVerge.com

EA’s Apex Legends currently sits at 18 million active monthly players. The release of Season 18: Resurrection is scheduled for August 8th. Players will see changes to the ranked gameplay system, an update for the character Revenant, and expanded locations for game modes.

Tears of the Kingdom drives Nintendo sales up 50% year-on-year – GamesIndustry.biz

Nintendo sees an impressive first quarter as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom tops 18 million units sold and The Super Mario Bros. Movie grossed $1.34 billion globally. Predictions from Nintendo concerning the full financial year remain unchanged, yet sales of hardware, software, and online content are all showing increases from the previous year.

Does Video Gaming Have Impacts on the Brain: Evidence from a Systematic Review – NIH.gov

The National Institutes of Health compiled information from several video game studies to measure the benefits of video games on human cognition. Researchers report that “acute video gaming of a minimum of 16 h(ours) is beneficial for brain function and structure”. First-person shooters, in particular, showed increased gray matter in areas that support 3D navigation and alertness.