Engineers design video game controller that can sense players' emotions (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Stanford engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: handheld game controllers that measure the player's physiology and alter the gameplay to make it more ...
Qeexo screentouch experience puts knuckles and nails to work (w/ video)
'The friend of my enemy is my enemy': Virtual universe study proves 80-year-old theory on how humans interact
A new study analysing interactions between players in a virtual universe game has for the first time provided large-scale evidence to prove an 80 year old psychological theory called Structural Balance Theory. ...
Too scary to be real, research looks to quantify eeriness in virtual characters
(PhysOrg.com) -- Indiana University's Karl MacDorman has been to the valley -- the uncanny valley of virtual humans so lifelike they give us real humans the creeps. What he's found is that things don't look ...
Game theory study: Cooperative behavior meshes with evolutionary theory
(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the perplexing questions raised by evolutionary theory is how cooperative behavior, which benefits other members of a species at a cost to the individual, came to exist.
A heads-on look at Sony's virtual reality googles
The promise of virtual reality in the living room is coming closer to, well, reality.
Microsoft touts Xbox One as all-in-one entertainment (Update 4)
Microsoft thinks it has the one. The company unveiled the Xbox One, an entertainment console that wants to be the one system households will need for games, television, movies and other entertainment. It ...
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 ...
'Sexual networks' reveal complex mating game
(Phys.org)—Social networks can be used to describe the sexual interactions in animal populations and reveal which individuals are directly competing in the 'mating game', according to new Oxford University ...
Microsoft has patent ambitions for immersive gaming
Can avatars change the way we think and act? (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford researcher finds that experiences with avatars, including personalized images of ourselves, can change our view of reality and the way we act in the real world.
New algorithm to improve video game quality
Research presented in a paper by Morgan McGuire, assistant professor of computer science at Williams College, and co-author Dr. David Luebke of NVIDIA, introduces a new algorithm to improve computer graphics for video games.
A warm TV can drive away feelings of loneliness and rejection
Not all technology meets human needs, and some technologies provide only the illusion of having met your needs.
From China to US, the game of mahjong shaped modern America, says Stanford scholar
For many Americans, the Chinese game of mahjong evokes images of mustachioed ancient mandarins, elderly women sitting around a card table or a solitary computer game.