News tagged with gaming experiences

Why whistleblowing doesn't come easily

Research from our Department of Computer Science has found an explanation for why we often believe gossip more than our own personal experiences. The study also gives a biological explanation as to why it is so difficult ...

dateDec 16, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Five video game trends expected at E3

With the launch of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U in the video game industry's rearview mirror, the spotlight at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles is expected to shift back to games. From online-only ...

dateJun 08, 2014 in Software
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Sony unveils social-focused PlayStation 4

Sony is sharing the PlayStation 4 with the world. The Japanese electronics giant unveiled the new gaming system Wednesday, hyping the machine as a "supercharged PC" with the ability to effortlessly share interactive experiences, ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Players love the game not the gore

The next time a loved one brandishes a virtual shotgun in their favorite video game, take heart. That look of glee, says a new study, likely stems from the healthy pleasure of mastering a challenge rather than from a disturbing ...

dateJan 16, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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