There’s been a whoooole lot of VR at GDC last week. Every third developer session was about making things for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and/or PlayStation VR. Of the many major questions about these headsets’ comfort and viability, the one I kept hearing is: can I really wear this thing over normal glasses?
“I went to GameStop a couple of months ago and even that wasn’t a far trip at all,” says Troy. He pauses for a few seconds, as if lost in thought. “I wanted some Wii U games,” he laughs. “That was interesting.”
A few days before my dad died in August, I got the call I'd been dreading from my mother. She told me it was time to come home for my dad's last days. I live in California, and they live in Alabama. I packed up my PS4, super slim PS3 and PS Vita—alas, my desktop PC was too big—and made the journey.
Yesterday, there was competition in Seoul. People competed to see who could space-out the most. Wait, what?
Swiping, checking your phone, and playing games in bed seem like a good idea, that is until you hear about the middle-aged man who's now got the neck of a 70-year-old.
Secondhand smoke is terrible, but good luck getting away from it when you visit an internet cafe in China. In recent years, restrictions on smoking have been passed on locations such as restaurants and net cafes, but even so, people still smoke. Now, in China's city of Wuhan, the authorities are cracking down.
A young man in China's Hunan province was sent to the hospital last week in what looked like another case of a sudden death in an internet cafe. Luckily, the man is still alive.
For a game that says it'll make your eyeballs work better, Ultimeyes isn't exactly a work of art. It's a work of science, though, one that presents a series of eye-training challenges in game-like form. After playing it a few times this week, I feel like it might actually work.
Having risen from countless couch (or bathroom) gaming sensations to find my arms or legs assaulted by a million pins and needles, I am very interested in knowing what the hell is going on when my body parts fall asleep. Here's DNews with the sweet science.
China has released various studies in the past about the adverse effects of video games on the development of young people. Over the weekend the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Wuhan, Hubei province released a report showing that more than half the city's teenagers have less understanding about life and death…
We've seen this story many times; a Chinese gamer partakes in a grueling marathon of Internet gaming and then passes away. These stories rarely have a good ending. But for five people in Guangzhou, China, the untimely death of one young man means a new life.
Traveler's Thrombosis, or deep vein thrombosis is an affliction that is often associated with flying. However in China, it appears that it is more commonly associated with video gaming than it is with air travel, especially now that after a young woman developed the condition after a 4o hour gaming session.
When I was growing up, one of the common worries about young people playing video games was that it'd strain our eyesight. Well what do you know, it's sounding more and more like video games are more likely to help fix eyesight!
Many people have called the dawn of the smartphone the death of manners and conversation. Some people are often too busy checking their phones to mind their manners. While it's not really a huge deal, Hong Kong's Ta Kung Newspaper says otherwise.
If your guess was "play Skyrim while on a treadmill"—yes, sort of. The device you see in the video above is called the Omni, and it's a virtual reality/treadmill hybrid that allows you to walk and look around naturally in a game.
Long gaming sessions are excruciatingly hard and tiring. They often require a superhuman constitution to endure, but gamers beware, all that stress can lead to terrible things. One gamer in Fuzhou, China had a gaming marathon during the Chinese New Year and is now in the hospital.
If you've read any international news regarding China recently, you'll definitely have read about the environmental disaster that is Beijing's air.