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The Video Game Helping People With Schizophrenia

A ‘brain training’ iPad game, Peak, developed and tested by researchers at the University of Cambridge may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently.


The Case That Turns Your Smartphone Into A Game Boy Was Shown Working At E3

The folks at Neowin made an exciting discovery at E3 this week. Originally teased as an April Fools’ joke over a year ago, Hyperkin’s Smart Boy was not only on the show floor with an updated design this year, it was also fully-functional, with a possible official release closer to December.


Seeing Super Mario Maker In Real Life Will Make You Glad You Don't Live In A Video Game

Video: You probably never stop to think about just how nightmarish the Mushroom Kingdom is while playing any of the Super Mario games. But this real-life version of Super Mario Maker really puts things into perspective. If this is what a plumber’s life really is like, it’s far more intense than just fixing pipes and unclogging drains.


The Goonies, Gremlins, Adventure Time And The A-Team Will Soon Be Joining LEGO Dimensions

As LEGO Dimensions, the video game that mashes up all of your favourite pop-culture franchises, moves into its second year, the toymaker is pulling out all the stops when it comes to introducing new characters, worlds and vehicles. If you thought you could give your credit card a rest after the first series, you’re so very, very wrong.


Assassin's Creed Could Be The First Decent Video Game Movie

There has never been a truly good movie adapted from a video game. We, the gaming press, have been writing these ‘but wait, maybe this one’ pieces for years, but nothing ever changes. The movies come out, they’re universally terrible, and often don’t perform particularly well at the box office. So we all move on with our lives, having this time, we hope, learned a valuable lesson about getting our hopes up.

But… maybe this one will be good.


Build Your Own Classic Pong Arcade Machine, Complete With A Faux Wood Finish

If there’s one thing modern gaming consoles are missing, it’s a stylish wood veneer finish. That’s what classic ’80s consoles did best, and if you’re feeling nostalgic for those gaming machines of yesteryear, why not build yourself a retro version of Pong, complete with a pair of paddle controllers for two players?


Artificial Curiosity Allows This Bot To Triumph At Montezuma's Revenge

When it first appeared in 1984, Montezuma’s Revenge was considered one of the most challenging video games to appear on a gaming console. Now, in an effort to help machines learn more efficiently, AI researchers have created an algorithm that actually motivates the hero of this classic video game in some very important ways — and it’s surprisingly effective.


Facebook Wants You To Watch Video Game Battles From The Comfort Of Your Own News Feed

Maybe Facebook was paying attention when Elon Musk tweeted that he loves Overwatch. Just a day later, the site said it’s working on a game streaming feature that would let us watch from the News Feed as Musk battles those particular robots. COINCIDENCE? Well, definitely, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t Facebook’s newest attempt to take over the internet one niche at a time and show us what we didn’t know we liked.


This Is Probably The Most Normal Thing Elon Musk Has Recommended

Elon Musk may think that we’re all living in a video game, but the man still has suggestions for which video game we should play while we’re all stuck in this simulation. And of course the game involves fighting sentient AI. On Monday, the tech billionaire tweeted a recommendation to play Overwatch, Blizzard’s new multiplayer shooter game.


Everything You Need To Know About Warcraft Before You See The Movie 

The Warcraft movie is nearly here, and if you don’t know your Gul’dans from your Garonas, everything in the trailers probably looks monstrously confusing. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Here’s what you need to know about the weird world of Azeroth before you start your journey (into a movie theatre).


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