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How to correctly use Xbox One’s bumper buttons

Xbox One reviews are out, and a few people have some complaints about the new console’s controller.<p>A lot of people are struggling with the new joypad’s bumper buttons, which are the two shoulder buttons that sit in front of the triggers. The issue? People claim it requires too much effort to push …

Massive U.K. study finds video games have no negative impact on 11,000 kids

A study of 11,000 kids in Britain has found that video games don’t have a negative impact on behavior.<p>The University of Glasgow study was based on surveys of mothers that tracked behavior over time. The researchers wanted to know if there was a connection between time spent playing video games and …

The ESRB has failed your children

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>While the Entertainment Software Rating Board preoccupies itself with the more obvious evils of Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, it has allowed a far more …

Pokemon cocktails offer adult fun with a twist

Tumblr user and Pokemon fan meowpurrnom created nine frozen cocktails of the "Eeveelution" variety.<p>The cocktail menu includes an alcoholic spin on every known evolution of Eevee, including the newest addition, Sylveon. Although specific measurements for each drink aren't given, the mix for each is …

Study: Few Differences Between Heel, Non-Heel Strikers

In large Army study, similar performances and injury rates.<p>Injury studies are notoriously difficult to conduct. They take a lot of time and money, and it’s always tough to find enough subjects to provide the desired statistical power. Many injury studies include only a handful to several dozen …

New music 'rewarding for the brain'

<b>Listening to new music is rewarding for the brain, a study suggests.</b><p>Using MRI scans, a Canadian team of scientists found that areas in the reward centre of the brain became active when people heard a song for the first time.<p>The more the listener enjoyed what they were hearing, the stronger the …

Selfishness can spread to the socially minded - Futurity

U. MISSOURI (US) — Individuals don’t want to be “suckered” into giving if others in …

Brain's music pleasure zone identified

Scientists know that music can give intense pleasure by delivering chemical rewards in the brain that are equal to the joy of good food or even sex, …