The next time someone tries telling you that videogames are a waste of time be sure to bring up Foldit, a game that gives players the chance to play with proteins by trying to fold them, and how it was used to solve a problem scientists have been working on for over a decade. Oh and the problem dealt with understanding an enzyme that will help lead to a cure for diseases like AIDS.
Despite the fact that putting the enzyme on Foldit was a last resort (scientists even tried using a special protein-folding program to solve this) it took members of the Foldit Contenders Group less than ten days to find a solution to this puzzle. This may be one of the coolest things I have ever read, and just goes to prove that videogames are good for more than just goofing around for a few hours. Of course, we already knew that, didn't we?
|4:30 PM on 06.18.2013|
Humble Bundle debuts several games on Android
Eventually, the Humble Bundle team is going to run out of games to feature. Eventually, I will stop giving it all of my money. Today is not that day, especially since this bundle brings more games to my beloved Android platf...more
|12:00 PM on 06.15.2013|
Review: Mighty Switch Force! 2
I've been in love with the WayForward's eShop titles ever since Mighty Flip Champs! dropped in 2009. It was a beautiful, challenging, vibrant game that was followed up by Mighty Milky Way and Mighty Switch Force!, with the la...more
|8:45 PM on 06.14.2013|
Blow's enigmatic The Witness is the highlight of the PS4
Braid-creator Jonathan Blow's The Witness is probably my most anticipated PS4 game -- almost definitely among games that are coming to the system this year. It, in its own way, stole the show at Sony's PlayStation 4 announcem...more