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Video Game Aggression Intensified When Characters Look More Human
2013-05-21 11:16:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Video games often allow players to stop an alien invasion, defeat the bad guy and save the world. However, realistic looking opponents in games could increase aggression in the players. Since the introduction of simple games such as Pong for the home nearly 40 years ago games have gone through several revolutions and today feature near photo-realistic graphics that can be displayed on HDTV sets. While the protagonists are often...

Bethesda To Release Wolfenstein: The New Order
2013-05-07 19:08:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There is the old saying that you can´t go home again, but you can go back to Castle Wolfenstein, it seems. Bethesda Softworks announced Wolfenstein: The New Order is slated for release later this year for the PC, Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360, as well as “next generation consoles.” American spy William “B.J.” Blazkowicz will return to action in the game being developed by MachineGames....

2013-05-04 11:53:17

Boys who frequently play violent games may be desensitized to physiological and emotional effects, suggests study in Psychosomatic Medicine Teenagers who are highly exposed to violent video games–three or more hours per day–show blunted physical and psychological responses to playing a violent game, reports a study in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published...

Thrill Of Crime Linked To Violent Games
2013-03-12 15:28:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Do you enjoy the rush you get from a night spent carjacking playing the latest Grand Theft Auto game? Well, a new study suggests that the thrills you get from that game could be due to the frustrations of being denied the chance to commit real crimes. A report from Ohio State researchers appeared recently in the journal Psychological Science suggesting that people who are frustrated in their attempts to cheat or steal are more likely...

Violent Video Games Leads To Cumulative Violence
2012-12-10 15:48:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s been another study released which further supports a theory that mothers have known for decades: Violent video games can bring out the aggressive side of the kids who play them. This new Ohio State University study is the first to provide evidence that the negative side effects from playing video games can actually build and grow over time. After studying a group of gamers for 3 consecutive days, Brad Bushman,...

Sony Acquires Cloud Gaming Company Gaikai For $380 Million
2012-07-03 05:44:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced on Monday that it has acquired cloud-based video gaming company Gaikai for $380 million. The deal officially closed on June 30, although rumors of the acquisition had been swirling for weeks. “By combining Gaikai´s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with Sony´s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, Sony will provide users...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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