Gamer Headlines at PAX East 2015 – Day Three Recap

Gamer Headlines at PAX East 2015 – Day Three Recap

PAX East 2015 is officially over. It has been such a blast and an awesome experience. Now, with that said, here’s what I thought of the games I checked out during Day Three — the final day — of PAX East 2015.    I was fortunate enough to get a private demo with the Producer of the upcoming Xbox One version of Smite developed by Hi-Rez Studios, the incredibly popular […]

Are EA’s games too hard to learn?

Are EA’s games too hard to learn?

EA’s chief creative officer Richard Hilleman thinks their video games are too hard to learn. During an on-stage interview at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas, EA’s chief creative officer Richard Hilleman stated  that he believes EA’s games might be too hard for players who are new to video gaming. “Our games are actually still too hard to learn,” Hilleman responded to a comment made by interviewer and comedian Pete Holmes, who said […]

Gaming Consoles Finally Legal in China

Gaming Consoles Finally Legal in China

Gaming consoles will finally become legal again in China. After fourteen years of living video game free lives, the Chinese will have the opportunity to pass times with games once again since the sale of gaming consoles is no longer illegal in China. This can bode very well for both Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, since China has the second biggest economic market in the entire world. Back in the year 2000, […]

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 […]