It’s obvious that parking your butt on the couch for several hours straight playing a game isn’t good for you, but sometimes it’s hard to resist. Here’s how to do it without messing up your body.
Recently Japan’s AbemaTV did a report on “net game addicts,” discussing those who are racking up long hours online.
Over the last seven years, at least six high-profile esports players have been struck with a debilitating and serious medical condition called spontaneous pneumothorax—a collapsed lung. Some had to withdraw from matches. A couple kept playing, even though it probably wasn’t a great idea. Why is this, of all injuries,…
Players have to practice for hours on end every day to stay competitive, but with that level of play comes risks. Repetitive motions and poor habits can lead to strains and injuries, and left unattended, could end careers prematurely.
PC games can confer all sorts of positive benefits: improved spatial reasoning, a sense of community, the best video games (don’t @ me), etc. They can also destroy your damn wrists.
Clacking keys; mashing buttons; running joysticks up and down in precise, intricate patterns. The motions of playing a video game are mechanical—frequent and repetitive—and suggest a machine at work, which is of course not far off, especially with the best players in the world routinely spending 12 hours a day playing…
World of Tanks streamer Brian “Poshybrid” Vigneault’s recent death during a 24-hour charity stream rattled the Twitch community. Despite his unknown cause of death, the Twitch community is reconsidering the toll sleep deprivation takes on marathon streamers. More pressingly, streamers are wondering whether 24-hour…
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.