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Myths, Lies and Suspicious Minds – Debunking the popular misconceptions that surround the lives of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

Since first being recognized in 1944 by an Austrian paediatrician, Hans Asperger, the neurologically diverse disorder known as Asperger’s Syndrome, …

Inspired by a recent article by IGN's Ryan Clements about gaming with OCD (great article by the way, I highly recommend it) I thought I would follow …

What is a "meltdown" exactly?

<b>"You refer to 'meltdowns' quite frequently in your articles. Is it not the same as a tantrum, and what can be done to prevent them?"</b><p>A meltdown is not …

Fuuka Yamagishi

Theory finds that individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome don’t lack empathy – in fact if anything they empathize too much

Originally posted on Seventh Voice:<br>Art work by Aegis Mario S. Nevado “A ground-breaking theory suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as …

Tara Maclay and Willow Rosenberg

Insomniac Games

A call for deeper moral complexity in video games

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>“Nnnyaarrwwghhhnn hh hh.”<p>What’s this anguished sobbing emerging from the doubled-over old man sitting underneath that giant floating punctuation mark in this …

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Limited Edition Announced

Comes with a 24-page art book.<p>Sony has announced a Limited Art Book Edition of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD will be available while stocks last.<p>The …

Here's one for longtime PlayStation fans: Pre-order Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in North America to equip Lightning with Cloud Strife's infamous Buster Sword and SOLDIER 1st Class uniform. *fanfare* Details: http://bit.ly/16Lakhq Pre-order here: http://bit.ly/16LafKA

Square Enix Gamer's Bundle offers Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Sleeping Dogs, more for under $20

Windows PC owners can pick up digital downloads, priced at $19.99, for four Square Enix games and one DLC pack through Amazon's Square Enix Gamer's Bundle.<p>The bundle includes downloads for <i>Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Augmented Edition, Hitman Absolution: Professional Edition, Just Cause 2,</i> <i>Just Cause</i> …

Xbox One Proves It: Don't Mess With Used Games

As you have surely already heard, Microsoft just finished up with maybe the most epic policy climbdown the videogame industry has ever …

ZeniMax discusses studio's future and Fallout's E3 absence

Fallout fans may have been disappointed that developer Bethesda didn't reveal a new installment in the series at E3, but vice president of parent company ZeniMax, Pete Hines told Polygon that expecting a major announcement at this early stage is unrealistic.<p>Hines said that even though Todd Howard's …

Our Darker Purpose explores what happens when an abusive authority disappears

Action role-playing game <i>Our Darker Purpose</i> was inspired by a fascination with the psychological results when an abusive authority suddenly disappears.<p>"We loved the idea of what happens in the absence of authority, and particularly what happens if authority is malevolent," Avidly Wild Games …

'Neverwinter' Review (PC)

If you’re a <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> purist looking for the latest PC adaptation of the classic fantasy tabletop game, Perfect World Entertainment’s <i>Neverwinter</i> probably isn’t what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a modern MMORPG with fantastic combat and high accessibility in the world of</i> …

Neverwinter is a (mostly) accessible MMO with social-class problems (review)

Let me be honest: I’m new to massively multiplayer online games. Completely new. But I’m no stranger to hack-n-slash action-role-playing games like Diablo and Torchlight, and that’s partly what developer Cryptic Studios and publisher Perfect World Entertainment have created here with Neverwinter, …

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition removed from App Store, sequel put on hold

Following contractual issues, Beamdog has removed <i>Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition</i> from its official website and Apple App Store, studio president Trent Oster confirmed today.<p>The title won't receive any upcoming patches, he wrote in a statement on the game's official website. The Android version has …

Search Suspended For Naked Woman on 'Spiritual Quest'

Authorities said they have suspended the search for a naked 19-year-old woman who went missing while on a "spiritual quest" in the Washington forest …

Six months after Newtown, a friendship forged in anguish, shaped by activism

Twenty-six families huddled in the firehouse down the road from Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14, waiting for reunions that would never come.<p>In the blur of so many anxious faces, Erica Lafferty would later realize there was only one she remembered — Carlee Soto.<p>"I've been having flashbacks from …

iOS 7 is the essence of less

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.<p>And if simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, iOS 7 is very, very sophisticated.<p>The most powerful man in the room doesn’t need a loud voice. The securely rich don’t need to flaunt their wealth. The cool kids are the ones who aren’t trying to be cool. …

Flipboard Welcomes Cisco's Special Section From the Future

Flipboard Welcomes Cisco’s Special Section From the Future<p>Inside Flipboard / January 4, 2013<p>If you’re keen on keeping pace with the leading edge of …