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Review: RUINER

In recent years there has been an uptick in the number of games that wear their difficulty on their sleeves. Countless games on Steam right now talk about how hardcore they are and how they will beat you down to the point of quitting and cr...

 
 
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StarCraft II being used to train artificial intelligence

Blizzard, in association with research company DeepMind, have developed software based on the real-time strategy game StarCraft II that teaches computers how to think for themselves.Judgement Day is upon us... Maybe.The two companies have c...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Study argues that some games improve cognitive functioning

Usually when science and video games meet, it’s to do the billionth study on whether or not they cause violence. Every time, a lot of money is spent to find out that no, video games probably don’t cause violence, and then six mo...

 
 
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Don't Starve used to demonstrate placebo effect in games

The placebo effect is a well-known psychological concept wherein performance and results can be altered when a subject believes conditions are different even when they aren't. Classically, placebos are given in medicinal studies in order to...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The life cycle of the rare video game streamer discovered

Streamers are a bit of a strange lot, with their "Kappas", raidings, and being sociable to strangers… I don’t really get it, and I've streamed for years.  However, their mysterious world may have just been opened up, as Te...

 
 
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Videogames, porn, and seclusion: The downfall of men?

Phillip Zimbardo, a leading psychologist at Stanford University, has warned that men are facing a "crisis of masculinity" because of porn and videogame addiction. A study of 20,000 young men's gaming and porn habits was conducted by Zimbard...

 
 
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Ion implements an old idea I had for a chemistry card game

I have to applaud Genius Games. I've had the idea for a card game based on ionic bonding kicking around in my head for years now, always with the thought that I could develop it and set up on Kickstarter for publishing. True to my nature, ...

 
 
 
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Having trouble with VR nausea? Just follow your nose!

With more people trying out virtual reality headsets these days, an increasingly common issue is motion sickness brought on when visual information and motion don't match up. For simulators that involve walking, it can confuse a participant...

 
 
 
 
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Board Game Review: Evolution

[Note: We've been known to do board game reviews from time to time, and although this one isn't exactly based on E.V.O.: Search for Eden on the SNES, it's close enough. Happy New Year! --Chris Carter] Two things that define my tastes m...

 
 
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Particulars explores the subatomic world next month

I always appreciate seeing science represented in games, outside of the typical "heroes need to clean up the mess these mad scientists made" trope. Videogames can be so powerful as tools for learning, and that potential is still largely un...

 
 
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Play free puzzler Transmission and maybe learn a little

At first, Transmission looks like a pretty standard Eulerian path-based puzzle game. That is not a bad thing; I was pretty hooked on Lyne for a while. But as Transmission progresses, it follows the history of electronic communication, and i...

 
 




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Chaos;Child"Oh, right. The delusion. The delusion for Takaru, the delusion chosen especially for Takaru, Takaru's delusion."

 

High Hell"Corporate greed meets murderous speed"

 

A Mortician's Tale"Your desquamation destination"

 

Lichtspeer"Lend me your speers"

 

Fire Emblem Warriors"Wonder twin powers, activate"

 

Overgrowth"A long time coming, but you may want to wait longer"

 

The Jackbox Party Pack 4"Fourth time, less charm"

 

ELEX"ELEX Gon' Give It To Ya"

 

WWE 2K18 "Botchamania"

 
 
 

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Hey yall, Perro here letting you know that Comments of the Week is up and ready! Now get over There! Also, I was born on this day some years ago so today is evidently my birthday!

 
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Made a Splatoon Cover:

 
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And now I found Mike Martin

 
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Last one before i Chariots are fucking bad ass!

 
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Im on my way to my first day at More of an orientation, but Ill try to make a first good Here I go!

 
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Theyve finally announced then new companion(s) for the next season of Dr Ill post my thoughts and the link in the comments so as not to spoil anything for those who dont want to know but I will say its an exciting

 
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