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.
A $50,000 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds tournament will be hosted through G:loot’s Global Loot League.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake concept art from Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Exhibition makes its way online
Concept art of Final Fantasy 7 Remake is currently on display at Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Exhibition in Japan. Images of the exhibit have been posted online.
Latest Xbox One Preview update adds additional inactivity shutdown options, fixes various issues, more
Members of the Xbox One Preview Update Alpha ring will can now download the latest Xbox One system update.
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.