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3 books all Producers should read - by Richard Wood

You can't learn Production from a book, but, I do believe you can take inspiration and ideas from these three and I would recommend them to all …

Game Design

Browser-based VR/AR/3D toolkit Amazon Sumerian now available for devs

Amazon Sumerian, a platform for creating VR, AR and 3D applications, is now available for developers to use after leaving several months of private …

Game Development

Benefits of Play Revealed in Research on Video Gaming

In previous posts, and in <i>Free to Learn</i>, I described the decline in children’s opportunities to play and explore freely that has occurred over the …

10 Most Distinctive Looking Video Games Ever Made

Graphics is one of the most vital parts of video game development and the graphics have evolved a lot in last 15 years and today we are not talking …

9 Things We Learned About The Video Game Origins Of Chuck E. Cheese’s

Did you know that the restaurant and entertainment chain Chuck E. Cheese’s was originally part of the video game company Atari? While today we know …

Humans play computer game using only direct brain stimulation

In the Matrix film series, Keanu Reeves plugs his brain directly into a virtual world that sentient machines have designed to enslave mankind.

The Brain

'My son overcame his anxiety': parents on how screentime isn't all bad

Screen time and how to control it has replaced homework and healthy eating as a parent’s main concern, according to charity Action for Children. After the Observer reported the findings of its survey last week we asked parents to share their experiences and perspectives.<p>Fears grow for children …

Kids

Video Game Research Shows Promise for Autism

Xavier has big brown eyes and freckles to match. He is a take-charge kid with sandy blonde hair and boundless energy. Xavier is also on the autism …

Autism

Video Games May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered For ADHD

Medications may take a backseat to video games, if one freshly funded company has something to say about it.<p>Akili Interactive has raised $30.5 …

Brain wave: The PhDs changing games | Polygon

"It seems like such a small detail, but if you’re having trouble conveying that type of information, it doesn’t make the experience any fun."<p>"The more I work with people, the more they’re excited to test something."<p>"We’re not just talking about what we want. We’re pointing to very concrete examples …

The Very First Video Game Is One You've Never Heard Of

Even in 1947 people understood that every good video game needed explosions.<p>The rapid rise of video games to $61 billion dollar business in 2015 all started nearly five decades ago with Ralph Baer's "Brown Box"—at least, that's the prevailing theory. Almost 20 years before Baer's breakthrough …

New Jersey

Overwatch hits 10 million players in under a month

Gaming Leer en español<p>Blizzard's new team shooter is on track to break the active player record set by the company's own World of Warcraft.<p>by<p>11:27 PM PDT<p>Just two weeks after its May 24 release, Overwatch had reached 7 million players. One of them was Tesla's Elon Musk. I mean, sure, that's …

Wall Street

Eve Online’s world war, explained | Polygon

Gaming’s best stories are written by the people who play, and World War Bee is no exception<p>Over the last several months tens of thousands of players in <i>Eve Online</i> banded together to wage war against the largest ruling faction in the game. The result was the single most deadly engagement in the …

Pro Gaming Team Gets Book Deal, Six-Figure Advance

Professional gaming team OpTic Gaming, one of the best and most recognizable Call of Duty squads in the world, has signed a book deal with Harper Collins. In addition, the publishing company reportedly provided a six-figure advance for the first-of-its-kind book dedicated to an esports team.<p>An …

Harper Collins

How Video Games Might Actually Help Our Brains

In October, 29,000 neuroscientists gathered in Chicago to discuss new research in their sprawling field at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual …

Nine million players made Star Wars Battlefront EA's most popular beta ever

That's a lot of thermal detonators<p><i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> is a beautiful game that's riding the wave of enthusiasm about the upcoming film and renewed interest in Star Wars in general. The game's beta was open to everyone who wanted to play on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC, and EA is reporting …

Where are the gaming PCs for grown-ups?

Games have never been more diverse. Why do computers look the same?<p>As Vlad pointed out this morning, IFA 2015 is all about gaming. Three of the biggest PC brands — Asus, Acer, and Lenovo — all presented powerful machines with serious cooling systems, fine-tuned control options, and high-end specs. …

Stealth Aircraft

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition review: the road home

No medium is as beholden to the passage of time as video games. <i>Gears of War: Ultimate Edition</i> demonstrates this eloquently.<p>When Vancouver-based developer The Coalition (formerly Black Tusk Studios) was entrusted with the Gears of War franchise in 2014, the team decided that the best way to learn …

Digital game sales generate more than $1B in July thanks to mobile and Steam’s online store

Digital’s steady growth to take over the gaming world marched on in July.<p>Mobile games and Steam, along with other PC digital distributors, pushed digital-game revenues to $1.033 billion in July, according to market-intelligence firm SuperData Research. While that is a huge number, is is roughly …

Mobile Gaming

American Psychological Association affirms link between violent games and aggression

Playing violent video games is linked to increases in aggression and decreases in sensitivity to aggression, according to a review by the American Psychological Association (APA) of recent research. The review indicated that there is "insufficient evidence" about whether playing violent video games …

No, there is no evidence for a link between video games and Alzheimer’s disease

Another day, another ridiculous headline about the apparently disastrous consequences of playing video games on the brain<p>Here we go again. In a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of Canadian researchers compared the way a group of regular gamers learn and pay …

Alzheimer's Disease

What’s Your Favorite Beginning of a Game?

Welcome back to GameSpot Q&A, a weekly section where we ask our staff and readers an interesting discussion question about video games. Look at this as a forum where you and others can discuss and compare your opinions of this beloved hobby of ours. So don't hesitate to let us know what your answer …

Metal Gear

Riot Games' new offices are just as fabulous as you'd expect

Riot Games is the supernova of game companies right now, coining millions of dollars from <i>League of Legends</i>' success.<p>So, in the grand tradition of hot gaming companies, Riot is moving into swanky new offices, complete with the requisite decorations and playthings of the elite developer workforce.<p>The …