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Video gaming pioneers adopt blockchain platform

In a new application into the advanatges of blockchain, Forte is seeking to address the current economic misalignment between developers and players by building “community economics” into the gaming platform itself.

Post-lockdown developments with the video game sector

The video game industry continues to shift huge volumes and to generate high-volume sales. While games have received a lockdown boost, the industry needs to continue to innovate and transform in order to dominate different forms of entertainment media.

Canadian gamers are more skilled than those in the U.S.

A new study looking at the relative skills of video gamers in different parts of the world finds that players from Finland come out top. In terms of North America, Canadian gamers outpace their U.S. counterparts.

Gamers beware: 160K Nintendo accounts breached Special

Nintendo has confirmed that 160,000 Nintendo Accounts have been breached. With this, a number of the impacted accounts were reported to have purchased digital items without owner consent.

Giving the Game Away: What Canada’s game play says about people?

Video games may be popular, but there's always time for board games, especially when families come together. A new survey reveals 'The 10 Most Popular Board Games in Canada, and behind this some interesting differences across the country.

Sony stops providing digital download codes to retailers

Sony will no longer provide full game digital download codes to retailers starting April 1st. Digital games will only be available straight from the PSN online store after that date.

Future of gaming in 2019 Special

Taehoon Kim, the co-founder and CEO of nWay, provides some gaming industry predictions for 2019 for Digital Journal readers. Expect to see the rise of Games as a Service, more esports, and an increase with virtual streaming.

Gamers raise money for foster youth

Seventy-four gamers have raised $138,609 for foster kids recently during an all-day tournament in Bellevue, WA, in the Seattle area . The money went to Seattle-based Treehouse.

Gamers help scientists understand animal camouflage

University of Exeter researchers have shown how online computer games can help researchers to understand animal camouflage and color vision. This is the result of a project more than 30,000 people have played a series of video games.

Pokémon Go players are happier and friendlier

The strange psychological research story of the week looks into gamers, players of Pokémon Go in particular, and seeks to find out whether the character chasing adventurers are happier and friendlier than the general population.

Gamers take on scientists in protein challenge

Detroit - As part of a crowdsourcing challenge gamers, playing a bespoke game called Foldit, have folded a protein into a new shape ahead of professional scientists.

New Cryptolocker variant targets gamers by encrypting game files

A new version of the Cryptolocker malware has found its way onto the Internet. Named TeslaCrypt, this time gamers are the target as files of several major games are encrypted and locked down with players held to ransom for their unlock.

Activision enlists Rudy Giuliani against Manuel Noriega lawsuit

Activsion has enlisted former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to lead its legal defense against Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over his appearance in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II.'

12% of gamers have hallucinations after long play sessions

Nottingham - According to recent studies around 12 percent of players hear sounds from their games after playing. Hallucinations include hearing bullets, explosions and whispering voices.

Gamers enthusiastic about 'Resident Evil' HD remake

Capcom official announcement that an HD remastered version of 'Resident Evil' is in the works has been meet with enthusiasm and support from the gaming community.

Review: New Nintendo 3DS game Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a new Nintendo 3DS exclusive based on the animated, musical 3D film of the same name. It is an exciting game that fans of the puzzle genre will enjoy and has sufficient enough unlockable content from the flick.

Citizen scientists research motion while playing video games

Boston - A group of citizen-scientist gamers have helped a team of scientists explain how the retina processes motion. The research has revealed direction-selective computation in the retina.

Citizen scientists aim to solve complex RNA structures

A new online competition provides an opportunity for citizen scientists to design RNA molecules to generate a target structure for new medicines.

Internet Archive adds classic 70s and 80s games online for free

Remember those early video games which were addictive but fun? Gaming may have come a long way in recent years but if you still have fond memories of classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s you will soon be able to enjoy them free online.

NSA infiltrated World of Warcraft, Second Life to spy on gamers

The National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have infiltrated popular online communities such as "World of Warcraft" and "Second Life."

Gamers collaborate to help save the ash tree

A new Facebook game called Fraxinus hopes to crowdsource the solution to protecting the common ash tree from a deadly fungus.

YouTube annouces live streaming API for game developers

Google's YouTube video hosting and sharing service is adding a new feature to their platform. This time, the focus is on video game developers and providing the option of live streaming to video games.

PETA urges Starcraft fans, 'Zerglings have feelings too'

Irvine - As the long awaited next instalment of the video game Starcraft II entitled “Heart of the Swarm” was officially launched worldwide at 12 midnight last night, animal rights campaigning group PETA took a novel approach to publicising their cause.

Video: A look at the elderly video game players

While the general demographic of video gamers are generally from children to young adults, the elderly are a demographic that is often overlooked. BBC News, in a segment, follows one such gamer.

Man hires in-game assassins to 'kill' son in online games

According to Chinese media a man known as "Mr. Feng" hired "virtual" assassins to kill off his son's avatar in online video games. He believed his son's gaming habit was to blame for his poor grades in school and failure to land a job.

Study says women gamers more 'sexualized' than non-gamers

A study by Harris Interactive, sponsored by the website Gamehouse, found more than half of online gamers are women and they are more sexualized than female non-gamers.

Video gamer hunts down rival who killed his character, stabs him Special

Cambrai - Be careful who you kill in the virtual gaming world, it may inspire someone to attack you in real life. That's what happened when a gamer sought revenge on the guy who stabbed his character in a video game. Except revenge was played out in the real world

Parents urged to take part in their kids' cyber world activities Special

Gaming and surfing the Web can help parents connect with their kids, experts say. The cyber world has long become an integral part of kids but it still intimidates many parents.

Xbox Live Cheaters Will Be Punished Severely, Microsoft Warns

Xbox Live is all fun and games, but players who violate the service’s policy by cheating can have their accounts permanently cancelled, said a Microsoft executive recently. Is this hard-line stance beneficial for Microsoft and its users?

Gamers greet Halo 3 with all-night parties

Computer game fans greeted the release of Microsoft's Halo 3 with all-night parties, after the software giant released the video game at midnight at more than 10,000 shops around the United States.
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