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The Avatar’s new clothes: appreciation fuels $88-billion free-to-play gaming industry

July 31, 2019

It sounds counter-intuitive, but free-to-play online games are a booming $88-billion-a-year industry. Developers of games like Fortnite and…
Could playing computer games improve your peripheral vision?

June 12, 2019

Playing computer games could help improve people’s peripheral vision, new research reveals. Researchers have found a significant improvement…
Two Sigma Launches Halite III: The Open Source Competition for Artificial Intelligence Experimentation

October 17, 2018

Today, Two Sigma launches the third edition of Halite®, an artificial intelligence programming challenge in which players write…
eSports Market to Grow 7x between 2018-2028 to Surpass US$ 6000 Million by 2028

September 24, 2018

The eSports market is likely to surpass US$ 6,000 million by 2028-end on account of sizeable sponsorships, growing…
Game on the Go with New, High-Performance Gaming Laptop from Samsung

September 18, 2018

Available in the US, Notebook Odyssey Z is packed with features designed for intense gaming sessions and has…
Online multiplayer games help boys to develop better math skills

September 13, 2018

Video games – everyone loved playing them while growing up. They are a great way to spend time…
Database of Software “Fingerprints” Expands to Include Computer Games

September 11, 2018

Digital forensics experts use NIST’s National Software Reference Library to speed their investigations. One of the largest software…
Virtual Reality in Gaming: Achievements and Predictions

July 31, 2018

While 20, even 10 years ago, virtual reality was the stuff of cheesy 80’s science fiction movies, nowadays…
Raspberry Pi: Stream to Twitch with the push of a button

April 27, 2018

Stream your video gaming exploits to the internet at the touch of a button with the Twitch-O-Matic. Everyone…
Myth busted? Scientists say there is no evidence that video games make player violent

January 19, 2018

Video games make children grow up violent –have you ever heard someone say that? It seems to make…
Raspberry Pi: Create SLUG! It’s just like Snake, but with a slug

January 11, 2018

Recreate Snake, the favourite mobile phone game from the late nineties, using a slug*, a Raspberry Pi, a…
Pokémon Go invited everyone to go out and socialize, but introverts did not do so well

December 26, 2017

Do you remember Pokémon Go? It was a hit augmented reality game that managed to drag a lot…
Virtual reality game aims to teach children healthy habits

November 28, 2017

Kindergarteners playing the virtual reality game must make a decision: What is the name of the fruit they…
New Study Casts doubt on the Clinical Significance of Gaming Addiction

October 27, 2017

With online gaming becoming socially acceptable outside a relatively narrow niche populated by hard-core enthusiasts, the number of…
Raspberry Pi: Ben’s Raspberry Pi Twilight Zone pinball hack

October 24, 2017

When Ben North was faced with the dilemma of his nine-year-old son wanting him to watch his pinball…
Regular Gamers might be Better at Learning, Study Finds

October 3, 2017

A new study on cognitive performance during a learning task, conducted by a duo of neuropsychologists at the…
Videogame boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teens

September 19, 2017

A videogame designed by Yale researchers to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health…
VR cricket game uses motion capture technology for full immersive experience

August 10, 2017

With the cricket season in full swing, now cricket fans can try out their batting skills in the…
Playing action video games can actually harm your brain

August 9, 2017

Neuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain…
Researchers create interactive touchscreen for dolphins

May 29, 2017

Dolphins are highly intelligent and social animals, but can they use a smartphone built just for them? Yes,…
Gaming helps personalized therapy level up

April 29, 2017

Using game features in non-game contexts, computers can learn to build personalized mental- and physical-therapy programs that enhance…
Crime and virtual punishment

April 28, 2017

When it comes to crime and punishment, how judges dish out prison sentences is anything but a game.…
Scientific discovery game significantly speeds up neuroscience research process

April 25, 2017

A new scientific discovery game is allowing video gamers to significantly speed up reconstructing the intricate architecture of…
No Evidence for Long-Term Reduction in Empathy due to Playing Violent Video Games

April 24, 2017

Some studies (e.g., Carnagey et al., 2007a,b; Staude-Muller et al., 2008) had suggested that, on average, regular players…
Parents who play ‘Pokémon GO’ with kids: ‘It wasn’t really about the Pokémon’

March 29, 2017

Parents who regularly play “Pokémon GO” with their children report a number of side benefits from playing the…
Researchers find video games influence sexist attitudes

March 29, 2017

There are distinct similarities in the way women are portrayed in many popular video games. Female characters are…
People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggests

March 21, 2017

As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing “Kumbayah” or embark on a path of law-breaking,…
What video gamers can teach us about customer engagement

February 23, 2017

Customer engagement is one of those buzzwords that’s often talked about, difficult to define and even harder to…
Sandia adds augmented reality to training toolbox

February 7, 2017

When you hear the term “serious gaming” you might envision professional eSports competitors gearing up for a League…
Video game ratings work, if you use them

January 26, 2017

Nearly every video game sold or downloaded comes with a rating that provides age-appropriate guidelines based on the…
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