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Can You Lose Weight Playing The HTC Vive? This Gamer Is About To Find Out

Gamer Tim Donahey is a certified personal trainer and a former competitive power lifter who rowed on his college crew team. But several months ago, after the birth of his son, and an illness in a family member, his exercise routine forced him to quit. He needed inspiration. He found it in the HTC Vive. […]

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You Knew It Was True: Online Gaming Increases Test Scores

Video game players like to pride ourselves on our fabulous reflexes and our ability to hold our bladders. But now there’s something else that gamers can take pride in: our brains. According to a recent publication in The International Journal of Communication,”Internet Usage and Educational Outcomes Among 15-Year-Old Australian Students,” written by Alberto Possi of […]

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5 Things We want to See in The X-Files (potential) Season 11

Even the most die-hard fans of the epic 1993-2002 series The X-Files knew the series had played itself out by its ninth season. But even with the season 9 finale “The Truth” throwing dirt on the graves of several conspiracies, we’ve always wanted to believe that more X-Files was out there. We got what we […]

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Find The Right Board Game To Match Your Personality

Quantic Foundry, a game analytics consultancy, recently took a full 220,000 videogamers and studied their motivations. The results were obvious in retrospect: People choose games based on their personality. In other words, gamers who are extroverted like games with competition and community, while people who are conscientious play games that allow them to concoct grand master […]

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Find The Right Board Game To Match Your Personality

Quantic Foundry, a game analytics consultancy, recently took a full 220,000 videogamers and studied their motivations. The results were obvious in retrospect: People choose games based on their personality. In other words, gamers who are extroverted like games with competition and community, while people who are conscientious play games that allow them to concoct grand master […]

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Love to Binge-Watch TV? Pity, ‘Cus It Could Kill You

If you love watching an entire season of television in one popcorn-fueled frenzy, I have some bad news: it could kill you. According to a Japanese study “Watching Television and Risk of Mortality From Pulmonary Embolism Among Japanese Men and Women” led by Toru Shirakawa, over 86,000 people in Japan between the ages of 40–79 were […]

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Gamers Mash Up Operation with Paintball with Obvious Results

Remember the 1965 board game Operation? In the game, you play a surgeon who has to remove plastic objects from different parts of a patient’s body with a pair of tweezers. If you accidentally touch the edges of the body cavity, you get buzzed. Your turn is over. It’s a simple game that requires hand-eye […]

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5 reasons why The Killing Joke is still important…28 years later

If you haven’t read The Killing Joke, prepare to have your mind blown. This slender, 64-page graphic novel by Alan Moore/Brian Bolland cemented the Joker as a sociopath on a rampage and almost shattered the lodestone from Batman’s moral compass. It was painful to read when it was released back in 1988. It still hurts […]

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The YouTube Rap Artist Who Tackles Overwatch, Skyrim, and More

Have you heard of Dan Bull? If “yes,” then you’re going to like this selection of his best songs. If “no,” then you’re going to love this, because I’m about to introduce you to your new favorite YouTuber. Bull is a rap artist, someone who plays with language, contorting words to produce fabulous I-see-what-you-did-there twists of […]

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Social Board Games Keep Your Brain Sharp

Making your friends hand over their resources to you in Settlers in Catan or revealing yourself to be a Cylon in Battlestar Galactica isn’t just satisfying on a personal level. It seems that this can help your brain as you age. According to the New York Times, Paul Nussbaum, president of the Brain Health Center […]

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