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 ...
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 ...
New Harry Potter project spellbinds cyberspace
Harry Potter fans were abuzz with excitement on Thursday after creator JK Rowling launched a mysterious web site counting down to the announcement of a new project.
What gamers want: Researchers develop tool to predict player behavior
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new method that can accurately predict the behavior of players in online role-playing games. The tool could be used by the game industry to develop new game ...
EA to bring 'Sims' game to Facebook
(AP) -- Major video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. is bringing its popular "The Sims" role-playing game to Facebook.
'Champions' to unleash virtual heroes and foes
(AP) -- Think you can do better than Stan Lee? Launching next month, the new massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Champions Online" will let gamers create their own virtual superheroes. Sorry, no Spider-Men or ...
Surprising results: Virtual games players stick close to home
In the real world, tracking a person's social network -- which could include hundreds of contacts that serve different purposes -- is nearly impossible.