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The Fear You Experience Playing Video Games Is Real, and You Enjoy It, IU Study Finds

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With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according to new research by faculty in Indiana University's Media School.

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UofL Physicians Launches Interactive Game to Raise Awareness of Academic Medicine

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The Academic Physician Precision Challenge is a fun, interactive game to raise awareness of academic medicine. Users test their knowledge of anatomy by placing 11 organs in the correct spot. Correct answers unlock medical advancement or discovery factoids and all players are ranked from surgeon to high school biology student at the end of the game..

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Secrets of Innovation Revealed in Study of Global Video Game Industry

From the adventures of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider to the apocalyptic drama of Fallout - new research from the University of Warwick has revealed the secret to how some of the world’s most iconic video games were created.

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Gamers Needed: New Ghost Map Hyperspace Added to Verigames Site

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There's a new game for serious gamers to explore on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Verigames site (https://verigames.com/). Ghost Map Hyperspace, developed by Raytheon BBN Technologies, is the newest addition to a series of games being developed under DARPA sponsorship that empower gamers to do the work of software verification experts simply by playing games.

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WFU Expert Suggests Playing Games with Kids Good for Many Reasons

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Lead the Way to Advanced Data Security; DARPA and voidALPHA Release Monster Proof

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In Monster Proof, a new browser-based puzzle game from voidALPHA, players assume the role of a newly crowned ruler of a vast country in a fantasy setting. To win, they use problem-solving skills to answer illustrated mathematical questions. As each level is solved, the game crowd sources the software security process of formal verification.

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Generate Patterns to be Consumed by a Quantum 3D Printer; Improve Software Security through Gameplay

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A decoded message from a distant galaxy provided the plans for a Quantum Mechanical 3D printer in Left Brain Games’ puzzle shooter, Dynamakr. Players feed patterns into the machine to create designs for new devices never seen before on Earth—devices so advanced, they’re like magic. Game play allows non-experts to participate in improving software security in Phase 2 of DARPA’s Verigames project.

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Trending Stories Report for 22 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: swelling magnets; using genetics to fight dengue fever; cybersecurity; Hubble finds 'Nasty' star; ventilation and patient survival; food security; gamification in business; and cancer research on implants to improve glioma treatment.

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Texas Tech Professor Shows Cooperative Video Game Play Elicits Pro-Social Behavior

The study examined aggressive behavior between subjects playing games cooperatively, competitively and by themselves.

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Arcade-Style ‘Snake Invasion’ Brings Campus Tradition Online

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Every March, students at Missouri University of Science and Technology wield wooden walking sticks called shillelaghs to rid the campus of rubber snakes in honor of how, according to legend, St. Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland centuries ago. This year students, alumni and other visitors to the university’s website will be able to join in on the fun.