Video gamers might be the next generation of pilots

Put down that controller! It’s a refrain that we’ve probably heard many times in our lives. Stop fiddling with your phone! You can’t play that video game right now, you’ve got homework to do! It’s no surprise that for a…

New anti-bullying robots prevent verbal abuse among gamers

Playing video games is an intense experience. How many times have gamers felt the rush of exuberance as they take down the final boss, the nail-biting tension of stalking through a dangerous encounter zone, the flicker of rage as you…

Video games can test your intelligence, but can they make you smarter?

BY: KATE SLOAN Some people say video games rot your brain, while some say they quicken your reflexes and beef up your problem-solving power. But it’s possible the truth is somewhere in between. New data show that while video games…

Despite what you may think, video games give us the tools to be heroes in real life

BY: ERIK HUSTON With Fallout 4 now released, gamers everywhere will be hunkering down for a long winter of blasting mutants. Video games like Fallout get people really hyped up, and it all has to do with the immersion. The…

Video games increase learning capacity, hand-eye coordination and response time

BY: AYA TSINTZIRAS Contrary to popular belief that video games can only have a negative effect on your brain and attention span, a new study has discovered the opposite: video games positively impact cognition, perception and attention. Researchers at the…

This video game is designed to draw real blood from players

BY SINEAD MULHERN Jonathon Root and James Jarvis are testing out a new (and extreme) form of gaming that they think can be put towards a good cause. In a nutshell, they have hooked up an intravenous blood collector machine…

The Rise Of Indie Developers Marks A New Frontier Of Gaming

BY: JESSICA BURDE Gaming made The New York Times recently over the internal explosion known as “#gamergate.” For people outside of the gaming community, all this furor is giving a very narrow and two dimensional look at a complicated and…