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May 28, 2016

Time to Up the Game: Video Game Designers Need to Do More for Young Disabled Players

May 7, 2016 — Computer games controlled through wheelchair movements have the potential to improve quality of life for young people with severe mobility impairments but more needs to be done to consider the needs ... read more

Videogames Against Malaria: Learn Through Playing

Apr. 25, 2016 — A malaria "Candy Crush" to research new diagnostic tools involving citizen participation has been developed by researchers. Called MalariaSpot Bubbles, the video game not only allows ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Player behavior in narrative role-playing games (RPGs) reflects specific character roles -- even if the game tells players nothing about the character's role. This finding is relevant to both ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — A collaborative research team has found humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help rehabilitate people suffering from social disorders such as schizophrenia or social phobia. It is thanks to ... read more

Violent Video Games Eventually Lose Their Ability to Produce Guilt in Gamers

Apr. 8, 2016 — Rapidly advancing technology has created ever more realistic video games. Images are sharp, settings have depth and detail, and the audio is crisp and authentic. It appears so real that research has ... read more

Neuroscientists Working to Test Brain Training Claims

Apr. 5, 2016 — The draw is huge: Play video games and get smarter. For the past decade, various groups have claimed that their programs do everything from staving off neurodegenerative disease to enhancing ... read more

Teaching and Learning the Gamified Way

Apr. 6, 2016 — Gamification is an application of game mechanics and game design techniques in learning and teaching, making the process to be more interesting, interactive and ... read more

Playing Action Video Games May Increase the Capability for a Suicide Attempt

Mar. 28, 2016 — Among individuals already thinking about suicide, those who play action video games may be significantly more capable of attempting it than those who play other video game categories, according to a ... read more

Why Sexual Harassment Is Worse Than Other Types of Abuse Online

Mar. 22, 2016 — While many women gamers can shrug off much of the name-calling and abuse they receive while playing online video games, sexual harassment sticks with them even when they're ... read more

Odds of a Perfect NCAA Bracket? 1-in-9.2 Quintillion

Mar. 15, 2016 — As basketball fans around the country finalize their NCAA brackets today, a professor of mathematics who specializes in probability and statistics, offers some advice to increasing your perfect ... read more

Mar. 11, 2016 — A new analytical model for e-sports not only helps game developers better understand how players perform, but can also predict the outcome of the ... read more

What Tech Usage Rules Would Kids Make for Their Parents?

Mar. 8, 2016 — A new study on family technology rules is among the first to explore children's expectations for parents' technology use -- revealing kids' feelings about fairness and ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Playing 'brain-training' video games may help improve some cognitive abilities of people with multiple sclerosis by strengthening neural connections in an important part of their brains, ... read more

Using Thin or Obese Avatars in Motion-Controlled Gaming Can Influence Physical Activity

Feb. 24, 2016 — A recent study found that gamers using thin avatars showed increased physical activity compared to those using obese ... read more

Can Gaming Mend Damaged Brains?

Feb. 24, 2016 — First person shooter computer games, such as Medal of Honor, can help rehabilitate patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries, suggests new ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — People find it increasingly difficult to distinguish between computer-generated images and real photos, researchers have shown, but they do say that a small amount of training greatly improves their ... read more

Motion-Controlled Video Games May Improve Real World Skills

Feb. 18, 2016 — Motion-controlled video games, such as those played on the Wii, may help boost skills when players compete in the real world, according to a team of ... read more

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Help People With Depression

Feb. 15, 2016 — An immersive virtual reality therapy could help people with depression to be less critical and more compassionate towards themselves, reducing depressive symptoms, finds a new study. The therapy, ... read more

Well-Known Game Theory Scenario Solved

Feb. 11, 2016 — A team of computer scientists is the first to solve a game theory scenario that has vexed researchers for nearly a century. The game, known as 'Colonel Blotto,' has been used to analyze the ... read more

The Future of Gaming: Create Your Own Character in Just Four Minutes

Feb. 8, 2016 — Want to see the future of gaming? Look in the ... read more

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