Review: Chromebook improves, but still doesn't beat PC
Google has done a good job of improving its Chrome OS software. But the flagship Chromebook doesn't fulfill the software's potential.
Researchers undertake a large-scale study of sports video game players
From Gran Turismo to WWE Smackdown, sports-based video games represent a wide variety of pursuits. When it comes to the people who actually play those games, however, little is known. How do sports video game players fit ...
Creativity and linguistic skills important for immersion in World of Warcraft
The sense of immersion in role-play and computer games is sometimes viewed as dangerous, as players' strong perceptions of fictional worlds are assumed to make them lose contact with reality. On the other hand, players' immersion ...
Qeexo screentouch experience puts knuckles and nails to work (w/ video)
Level up: Study reveals keys to gamer loyalty
Online role-playing game developers can get ahead of the competition by giving gamers more opportunities to get social, collaborate and take control of their online personas, according to a study from the University at Buffalo ...
Games play into Facebook's future
As investors agonize over Facebook's future, the online social network used by a seventh of the world's population isn't forgetting the importance of play.
Fairness can evolve by imitating one's neighbor: physicists
Samsung reveals new Galaxy Note II
Fresh off a legal battle with Apple, Samsung is announcing a new version of the Galaxy Note, an offbeat, oversized smartphone that's become a surprise hit.
Connoisseur of chaos
As a high school student in a Detroit suburb in the 1990s, Russ Tedrake did not fit the standard profile of a future computer science professor. Although he had a talent for math—"I won some of the little ...
Getting serious about global gaming
(Phys.org)—Researchers at the University of Alberta have teamed up with colleagues in one of the world's leading centres on electronic gaming to form a network that will help close the gap between academia ...
French crusader for gibbons in Borneo jungle
For 15 years Aurelien Brule has lived in the Indonesian jungle, crusading against palm oil multinationals, loggers and corruption in his bid to save endangered gibbons from annihilation.
Russians design blockbuster video games in Siberia woods
In a decrepit building in the wild woodlands of Siberia, young designers work on an online video game that will soon hit the global market.
Videogame play becomes a spectator sport
Videogame play is becoming a spectator sport. "It is the next evolution in gaming," said Matthew DiPietro of TwitchTV, an online platform that enables people to stream play live online.
Video-game consoles add more non-gaming features
When Chris and Rebecca Rider sit down to watch a romantic movie together, they don't pop in a DVD or turn on the DVR. They fire up their video game console.