Microsoft VR Headset to be revealed at E3 2015

Microsoft VR Headset to be revealed at E3 2015

According to a recent report from VR Focus, Microsoft is set to reveal their VR Headset in 2015, most likely being an E3 2015 reveal which is scheduled in June. According to the report, multiple developers have received early developer kits of Microsoft’s VR and with both Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus being showcased this past year, Virtual Reality could become the next “gimmick” in video games.  Microsoft’s VR […]

Games being used to treat criminals, psychopaths; early reports show promise

Games being used to treat criminals, psychopaths; early reports show promise

According to a study performed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, custom-made, specifically tailored games are being utilized to assist treatment of criminals who have been deemed psychopaths. Early reports of the games treatment show promise. A Yale psychologist who collaborated with colleagues on the aforementioned study, Arielle Baskin-Sommers, stated that the underlying issue with psychopathic criminals is their lack of empathy for others due to their failure to consider or understand […]

GAME releases free game about shopping – Christmas Shopper Simulator

GAME releases free game about shopping – Christmas Shopper Simulator

In order to get customers in the mood for the holiday season, it appears that UK-based video game retailer GAME has released a free video game about shopping. You read that correctly, the game in question is aptly titled Christmas Shopper Simulator (free download available here) and is an obvious parody-within-a-parody of the ridiculous and popular Goat Simulator.  According to the game’s “launch trailer,” Christmas Shopper Simulator allows gamers to “buy things,” “turn left,” and […]

New PlayStation Store Update Games for 12/02/2014

New PlayStation Store Update Games for 12/02/2014

Let’s gobble up the rest of the thanksgiving food we had last week and give thanks to the new games coming to the PlayStation Store on December 2nd 2014.  The Crew comes zooming by with a massive open world to race and explore, check out the city’s bright lights or the good old fashion countryside and so much more.  The developers have created thousands of square miles for you to […]

Games Workshop, Eidos co-founder says gamers are living in “the second golden age of games”

Games Workshop, Eidos co-founder says gamers are living in “the second golden age of games”

As a preface, BFI’s Video Games Day is happening today in London at BFI Southbank.  In short, the event will see over 130 delegates representing various UK video game companies learn more about the benefits of the new video game tax relief and how their respective companies can access it. Panel sessions and presentations from a range of experts and funders will be occurring covering matters such as finance, diversity, culture and representation, and […]

Blood donation Kickstarter, “Blood Sport,” – Lose blood in game, lose it in real life

Blood donation Kickstarter, “Blood Sport,” – Lose blood in game, lose it in real life

Update:  It appears as though “Blood Sport” has been officially suspended by Kickstarter at the time of this writing. Needless to say,  the future of the project remains uncertain.  The creators of the Kickstarter had the following to say about the suspension:  “Hi all! We’re currently suspended and looking into the reason. Stay tuned, and make sure to start training for Blood Sport by donating some blood down at the clinic while […]

Call of Duty, other action games increase learning capacity, new study says

Call of Duty, other action games increase learning capacity, new study says

In a recent study on the potential effects video games have on the human mind, researchers have discovered that individuals who play first-person shooters, such as the recently released Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare or other action-oriented video games, demonstrate a greater capacity for learning than those who play other types of games (such as those in the popular Sims franchise). The aforementioned study was  published in the Proceedings of the National […]

The Gamer’s Guide to Conquering Black Friday Part 2

The Gamer’s Guide to Conquering Black Friday Part 2

For those of you who didn’t read part I of my Black Friday guide, click here and take a gander, then come back for part II. Do it for the good of mankind. 12-9=3. Not counting work, you’ve had 3 hours to compile your Black Friday “hit-list” and get your daily fix of WoW. Hold off on the Dew and Doritos for now, because your Black Friday preparations aren’t over […]

The Gamer’s Guide to Conquering Black Friday Part 1

The Gamer’s Guide to Conquering Black Friday Part 1

“But Griffin, Black Friday’s still two whole weeks away! Why write this article now?” I’m writing a Black Friday guide two weeks from Black Friday for the same reason I’d write a zombie survival guide before the apocalypse; once the first old lady kills someone over a PS4, all plans will dissipate and hell will break loose. Black Friday is a great time for gamers. It allows us to catch […]

Super Smash Bros. Pre-loads Now Available

Super Smash Bros. Pre-loads Now Available

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, easily one of the most highly-anticipated titles of 2014 can now be pre-loaded.  Gamers looking forward to playing Super Smash Bros. on release day should be excited by the fact that they won’t have to wait to download the entire game before jumping into the action. Super Smash Bros. can be preordered through Nintendo’s website, or purchased directly through Nintendo’s e-shop on your Wii […]