How can video games really affect children? Researchers of a new study found a link between violent video games and the way children behave around guns.
Feature | Tech June 1, 2019
All member states of WHO agreed to adopt the ICD-11, which added gaming disorder to the list of recognized illnesses. The condition is in a subcategory called 'Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviors'.
Neuroscience May 28, 2019
A U.S. senator wants to make loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions aimed at children illegal. Josh Hawley said that game developers should not be allowed to monetize addiction.
Video Games May 10, 2019
Adults who played Pokémon as children have a dedicated brain region that's used solely to recognize Pikachu and the other characters. This is how players 'catch 'em all.'
Neuroscience May 7, 2019
The 'Persona' franchise has grown by yet another title with 'Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers,' a new action RPG that's inspired by 'Dynasty Warriors.' It's expected to come out for both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch.
Video Games April 26, 2019
New research suggests that the amount of time spent by boys playing video games does not hamper their competence or social skills. Meanwhile, the more time girls spent gaming, the more difficult it is for them to socialize with others.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2019
GameStop’s new Guaranteed to Love It seems perfect for speedrunners: buy the game, return it within two days, and get full store credit. There are caveats, of course.
Video Games April 17, 2019
Video game enthusiasts can get some notable titles at a discounted price now through April 20 as part of the GameStop spring sale. There are some good deals on consoles as well.
Video Games April 8, 2019
The Apple Arcade will feature a large game library consisting of more than 100 video game titles. Gamers can download games and play them across their iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV.
Apple March 26, 2019
Scientists in Illinois have designed a new video game that helps stroke survivors regain arm movement. This inexpensive and wearable treatment is hope for patients, researchers said.
Biotech March 21, 2019
Former Ubisoft and Electronic Arts exec Jade Raymond will head Google’s Stadia Games and Entertainment studio. The company is working with a number of developers to make or bring games to Stadia.
Google March 20, 2019
Heart Machine’s next game after 'Hyper Light Drifter' is called 'Solar Ash Kingdom,' which radically transitions from its predecessors crisp pixel art to a new 3D art style. No release date yet, but the teaser looks pretty bomb.
Video Games March 14, 2019
Google is holding a conference at next month’s GDC to talk about something related to gaming. There’s no telling what announcements are due, but perhaps it has more information to share on Project Stream.
Google February 20, 2019
Apple is rumored to be meeting developers for a potential cloud-based video game streaming service. Details are scarce, but it’ll apparently work similarly to Netflix.
Apple January 29, 2019
A character from the 'Dragon Quest' series could arrive on 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' via a future DLC. If rumors are true, get ready for Erdrick, Smash fans.
Video Games December 17, 2018
'Street Fighter V' will begin displaying ads on stages, costumes, and loading screens beginning Dec. 11. Fortunately, players are free to toggle them off, although others are worried about what Capcom might do next.
Video Games December 10, 2018
Well, that didn’t take too long. Nintendo has officially announced that it would be closing the curtains on its ultra-controversial creators program, causing content creators all around the world to cheer.
Video Games November 29, 2018
Activision unveiled the initial gameplay footage of FromSoftware's next action title 'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' at Gamescom 2018. The video game rolls out next year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Video Games August 23, 2018
Renowned video game 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' will make its full game release on Xbox One this September. The PUBG 1.0 is set to feature the addition of the war and team deathmatch modes.
Video Games August 22, 2018
The official Tomb Raider YouTube account released a jaw-dropping 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' trailer, which features the enemies of Lara Croft. The 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' launches on Sept. 14.
Video Games August 20, 2018
Toys for Bob studio head Paul Yan announced that the release date of 'Spyro Reignited Trilogy' for Xbox One and PS4 has been moved to Nov. 13. The game was originally scheduled to be released on Sept. 21.
Video Games August 18, 2018
A typo in the 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' code played a part in the game's horrible AI. The shooter is currently on sale with a 90 percent discount, taking its price from $30 to $3.
Video Games July 15, 2018
'Overwatch' launched a $15 'Pink Mercy' skin back in May, with all proceeds pledged to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The drive was a hit, raising more than $12.7 million for the BCRF.
Video Games July 10, 2018
Gaming disorder is classified as a mental health problem by WHO. Experts weighed in on children's addiction to video games like 'Fortnite' and what can be done to prevent it.
Public Health June 28, 2018
The latest 'Fortnite' challenge has players searching for seven hungry gnomes that get them extra XP. Here's how and where to find those hungry gnomes.
Video Games June 23, 2018
Excessive gambling is a behavior classified by American Psychiatric Association as addiction. Can playing video games also lead to brain changes and addictive illness caused by drugs and alcohol?
Neuroscience June 22, 2018
The World Health Organization recently classified 'video game addiction' as a mental health disorder. The decision to classify it is believed by many to be a very important step forward. Here's why they believe this is so.
Public Health June 19, 2018
Gaming disorder is classified as a mental health problem in the new draft of the 11th edition of the ICD. What are the symptoms of this condition and does this affect many gamers?
Public Health June 18, 2018
A 9-year-old girl is in rehab for her 'Fortnite' addiction. She would stay up all night, soil herself because she couldn’t leave the game, and even hit her dad when he confiscated her Xbox One.
Video Games June 13, 2018
‘Pokémon GO’ announced that it would be giving a makeover to several creatures in upcoming releases of the popular video game app. Several Pokémon from the Alola Region are expected to make their debut.
Video Games May 21, 2018
Following recent leaks, Bethesda confirmed that 'Rage 2' is in the works and it even dropped a teaser. The company will release another teaser on May 15, showing the gameplay.
Video Games May 14, 2018
A new app that was created by a London-based start-up company could help teens battle depression. According to statics, young adults suffer the most from depression, anxiety, and several mood disorders.
Public Health May 2, 2018
The new 'Fortnite' Season 4 update is now live, bringing a number of changes, improvements, new features and options, bug fixes, and more. Here are the biggest changes and the patch note highlights.
Video Games May 1, 2018
For nearly 40 years, Activision Blizzard has published some of the greatest video games of all time. Here are 12 interesting facts about the interactive entertainment company that you probably didn't know.
Company May 1, 2018
The Pokémon Company announced the availability of a new electric-type monster in 'Pokémon Ultra Sun' and 'Ultra Moon.' Called Zeraora, the Pokémon can be as fast as a lightning strike at max speed, and has some neat skills.
Video Games April 10, 2018
'No Man's Sky' is finally breaking PlayStation 4 console exclusivity and hitting the Xbox One this summer. At the same time, the game will also get its biggest update yet, called 'Sky NEXT.'
Video Games March 30, 2018
Some 'Fortnite' players took to Reddit and the 'Fortnite' forum to report that hackers accessed their accounts and made fraudulent charges. Epic Games says it's aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.
Security March 14, 2018
Donald Trump is now using video games to distract from the gun legislation by meeting with video game executives. Trump previously suggested a link between gun violence and video games.
Video Games March 6, 2018
A media outlet affiliated with Hezbollah has created a new pro-Hezbollah video game called 'Holy Defense.' The game allows players to fight against ISIS to protect Syria and Lebanon.
Video Games February 28, 2018
Russian television recently aired some footage of the ongoing Syrian War. The problem with the footage is that it wasn't real, as it aired gameplay from the computer game 'Arma-3.'
Video Games February 26, 2018
The reclusive developer behind what is considered the worst game of all time has come out of hiding. He wants people to stop talking about the terrible game that he's made.
Video Games February 6, 2018
Sairento VR has been in Early Access on Steam since 2016. After a delayed release date, the game is set to be officially released on Feb. 6.
Video Games February 5, 2018
The PS2 classic, Shadow of the Colossus gets a new trailer for its PlayStation 4 remake. Plus Sony Interactive Entertainment reveals the complete trophy list for the game.
Video Games January 30, 2018
Motion Twin has announced that its acclaimed Early Access action-platformer, 'Dead Cells,' is coming to all home consoles sometime this year. However, a specific release date has yet to be announced.
Video Games January 26, 2018
Sony has revealed new information for the forthcoming ‘God of War’ title, including its release date. Krotos will return to the PS4 in late April, and there is more to his story in the new trailer revealed.
Video Games January 24, 2018