You Should Listen To Video Game Soundtracks At Work

Productivity studies suggest you can boost your output with the right music. But more importantly, new findings concurred that listening to music from video games helps you focus! — July 26,  2018 Plenty of studies show that having some sound around you can help you focus, probably because it gives your subconscious something to tune out. There isn’t a wealth of

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How Designers Build Board Games Based On VGs

Video games can contain a multitude of complex interlocking systems and distill these into a board game is a unique challenge. — July 20,  2018 In an article published in Gamasutra.com Jonathan Ying and  Andrew Fischer, lead designers of Fantasy Flight’s 2017 Fallout board game, explain why they describe the task as “rather daunting.” With Fallout’s status as a solid open-world video game

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Ready Patient One: Video Games as Therapy

Recently, we have been talking a lot about video games and how they can help treat several disorders. However, probably the most significant advances are related to the treatment of autism. — July 10,  2018 Over the past year, several small pilot studies have produced promising results for games designed to help children with autism, showing that they may improve

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Seniors Can Strengthen Their Brains By Playing Super Mario

Looking to prepare your brain for old age? A new study finds that the secret to a sharper mind may be… Super Mario — July 2,  2018 Canadien scientists found that adults who played Super Mario 64 (regularly) showed improvements in cognitive function.  To reach their findings, the researchers studied the brains of a group of people at least 55

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