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A man in China hired virtual "assassins" to hunt down his son in online video games and kill off his avatar, according to local media. The man, named by the Kotaku East blog as Mr Feng, was concerned about the amount of time his 23-year-old unemployed son was spending online...
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The committee said games have a "broadly beneficial effect" on the mental development of children...

2009-02-12

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The world's biggest game studio has been created with the help of 20,000 volunteers...

2007-03-06

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Chimpanzees have an extraordinary photographic memory that is far superior to ours.

2007-12-03

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A final year university student has developed a new computer system that could signal an end to card counting at casino blackjack tables.
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Gamers could be joining in a real televised sporting event from their homes early in 2010. Real Time Race has been developing a system that places players side-by-side with the drivers in real races. The firm's technology would map the circuit just before the race so the virtual track would match up to the one on TV...

2009-10-30

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The DOD is developing a parallel to Planet Earth, with billions of individual "nodes" to reflect every man, woman, and child this side of the dividing line between reality and AR. Called the Sentient World Simulation (SWS), it will be a "synthetic mirror of the real world with automated continuous calibration with respect to current real-world information", according to a concept paper for the project. "SWS...

2007-06-23

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A Nasa website called "Be A Martian" allows users to play games while at the same time sorting through hundreds of thousands of images of the Red Planet...

2009-11-17

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Video games depicting war have come under fire for flouting laws governing armed conflicts.
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But for a select few, even the freedoms offered by these imaginary worlds are too restrictive.

2009-12-04

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Giving women more of the male hormone testosterone can turn them into fairer and more amiable game players, according to tests. A single dose of testosterone was enough to have this effect, European scientists found, but only if the woman was oblivious to the treatment. If she realised she had received the hormone and not a dummy drug, she turned to greed and selfishness.

2009-12-09

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