A new feature in Scientific American Mind details a number of studies which demonstrate links between playing shooter games and improvement in various mental faculties such as eyesight, spatial reasoning, spatial focus, visual acuity and decision-making. None of the studies are especially new but taken together paint an interesting picture; Polygon has a full report on the magazine’s findings.
SNES Classic: "significantly more" stock than NES Mini but you might only have till the end of the year to get one
SNES Classic won’t be as thin on the ground as Nintendo’s last retro hardware, but you’ll need to move fast regardless.
Brace yourselves: the Steam Summer Sale has started.
Nintendo announces SNES Classic pre-loaded with an incredible list of bangers, including the never-released Star Fox 2
Nintendo reveals SNES mini loaded with classic RPGs and a ton of other incredible titles.
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a prototype control pad that monitors the autonomic nervous system via peripheral signals detectable in a player’s hands, such as heart rate, movement, perspiration and respiration rate.
Scientists and game designers have worked together at UC San Francisco to develop Neuroracer, a multitasking based racing game designer to help elderly people maintain mental elasticity.
A new long-term study has refuted a connection between violent media and real world violence, and raised doubts regarding the methods of earlier studies with contrary findings.
Developers abandoned consoles towards the end of the last generation, but sexy new hardware is bringing them back.