Items tagged with Video Games

Sony has updated its PlayStation website to include a dedicated section just for PC games. The company has been making a larger investment in the PC gaming arena, with several of its big titles, such as Spider-Man, making their way to Steam and Epic stores. The new PlayStation Games for PC page acts as a landing page for those looking to Read more...
The Far Cry franchise is a popular series among gamers. The latest installment, Far Cry 6, is set on an island run by an overzealous dictator, Anton Castillo, who plans on forging his paradise using any means necessary. If you have been on the fence about buying the game, Ubisoft is giving gamers a chance to play its... Read more...
Players of the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet video games can receive a Special Pikachu, but only if they complete one thing first. This unique Pikachu will know the Fly move, which it is typically unable to learn due to its Electric-type status. Pokémon has had fans trying to catch them all for quite some... Read more...
Video games sometime get a bad rap. Politicians like to link them to real world violence, despite studies suggesting otherwise, and you have heard growing up that too much gaming will rot your brain. Will it really, though? A new study claims playing video games has the exact opposite effect, leading to enhanced... Read more...
Parlez-vous anglais? Not among French government workers. France has banned certain English gaming terms such as “esports” and “streaming” among government officials. The changes have been published in the French government journal and therefore apply to all government workers. Why has the French government banned... Read more...
It is almost that time again, the time in which here in the United States we celebrate those who fought for the safety of our nation, Memorial Day. Except we're not talking about that, we're talking about a fictional version of the world and the video game series associated with it. That's right, another year, another... Read more...
We have all heard this argument before—video games are bad for children. Talking heads love to detail all of the supposedly horrible disadvantages created by playing video games. However, there is also evidence that many of these arguments are based on wobbly findings. Furthermore, a recent study concluded that video... Read more...
The latest Roblox outage has some of its fan base freaking out from their inability of being able to play the popular game. One person posted a reply to Roblox on Twitter saying, "Fix it please I'm shaking." That's probably a tongue-in-cheek tweet, but who really knows. Yesterday Spotify and Roblox announced a... Read more...
How many of you remember wondering how cool it would be to get those augmentations like JC Denton? Do you remember wondering how Lara Croft can be so nimble with her build? Well, we're going to have to wonder more what we'll see from these intellectual properties soon because their publisher, Square Enix, has decided... Read more...
It's the end of an era, though not very long one. The Bethesda Launcher is shutting down. But what about all of those games you purchased exclusively through the Bethesda launcher? Worry not, because you can transfer them to Steam through a relatively straightforward proess. In February Bethesda announced the... Read more...
It has been twenty years since the release of Kingdom Hearts for the Playstation 2 by Square Enix, in collaboration with Disney. Today, the development company, which is synonymous with the JRPG genre, announced three new titles in the popular franchise to the delight of fans worldwide. There are two mobile titles and... Read more...
Video games from the 1980s and 1990s have become collector’s items but it is increasingly difficult to find them. It is therefore quite exciting whenever a collection of these gems appear. A video game reseller recently discovered a stash of sealed SNES, Genesis, Saturn, 3DO and Sega CD games from the 1990s. Many of... Read more...
Xbox Game Pass is the gift that simply keeps on giving. The popular gaming service is set to release some new titles this month, and a few are even available today. Microsoft made huge waves in the gaming world yesterday, when it announced that it would be purchasing Activision Blizzard. The acquisition will cost... Read more...
There’s no argument that Minecraft is one of the most popular video games ever. Microsoft has capitalized heavily on that, but has also used the platform to offer free educational content to kids stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minecraft is so insanely popular, in fact, that it’s broken a huge record... Read more...
Students at the University of Arizona will soon be able to enjoy playing Age of Empires IV and earn university credits while doing so. This is thanks to two members of the University's Department of History, who created some additional course-relevant content for the popular game. Fans of the popular Age of Empire... Read more...
Traditional media, like TV and movies, have speed aside somewhat for video games becoming a popular way for people to spend time. According to new reports, typically traditional media company Netflix is eyeing a foray into the video games market. Today, The Information reports that Netflix has been looking to hire an... Read more...
Somewhere between Babe and Elon Musk’s Neuralink experiments are pigs playing video games for science. Though it may sound bizarre, researchers Candace Croney and Sarah Boysen wanted to better understand the cognitive ability of pigs, through training and manipulating a joystick-operated video game task. This training and subsequent research Read more...
2020 was a weird year. A pandemic changed the way we do many things, and it heavily impacted the entertainment world. This does not include the video games market, though, which seemed to be reasonably healthy in 2020. Mat Piscatella of the NPD Group tweeted out charts showing how much was spent on video games... Read more...
Over the years, several studies have linked violent video games to violent behaviors in real life. However, those studies have been a pain in the side of ordinary people who understand the studies are a bunch of hogwash. A new ten-year-long study has come out, explaining that violent video games do not cause kids to... Read more...
While anyone could say a good movie, book, or video game made them feel emotional, scientists did not understand why until now. A research team at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, found that emotions result from the synchronization of several neural systems throughout the brain. They found this out by analyzing... Read more...
There are currently several AI tools whose purpose is to create more life-like images. The most recent addition is PULSE (Photo Upsampling via Latent Space Exploration), an AI-infused application that can transform low-resolution pixelated images into high-resolution images. The creators of PULSE’s mainly focused on... Read more...
April Fools’ Day is here and this year we could all especially use a laugh. Some companies like Google are not participating in April Fools’ Day, but there are still plenty of pranks to be found in video games. Here are some of the best 2020 April Fools’ Day tricks that are floating around a few of our favorite video... Read more...
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