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Newswise: Over the lips, through the gums, look out gamers, here it comes — or so it seems
Released: 2-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Over the lips, through the gums, look out gamers, here it comes — or so it seems
Carnegie Mellon University

Lips are famously sensual but, together with the gums and tongue, they are also surprisingly sensitive, second only to the fingertips in nerve density.

Released: 27-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Rensselaer GameFest 2022 To Take Place April 30
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

GameFest, the annual student game development showcase hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m.

Newswise: Meddle: the medical Wordle that’s boosting mental health
Released: 5-Apr-2022 9:05 PM EDT
Meddle: the medical Wordle that’s boosting mental health
University of South Australia

It’s the phenomenon that’s taken over the world, but while Wordle continues to absorb the attention of the masses, a new medical word game – Meddle – is now challenging health professionals in a bid to boost wellbeing among health workers

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Released: 22-Mar-2022 11:10 AM EDT
Active video games provide alternative workout
University of Georgia

Working out isn’t known for being fun. But new active video and virtual reality games may help change that. Exergaming, or active video gaming, may be the perfect introduction to helping people be more active, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

Newswise: A Minecraft build can be used to teach almost any subject, according to Concordia researchers
Released: 23-Feb-2022 2:20 PM EST
A Minecraft build can be used to teach almost any subject, according to Concordia researchers
Concordia University

For all its massive popularity, Minecraft — the highest-selling video game of all time — is not highly regarded among the gaming world’s snob class.

Newswise: UCI becomes founding member of collegiate esports leadership group
Released: 17-Feb-2022 4:10 PM EST
UCI becomes founding member of collegiate esports leadership group
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 17, 2022 — The University of California, Irvine has become a founding member of Voice of Intercollegiate Esports to take an active role in shaping the higher education esports ecosystem. As a member of VOICE, UCI will join other collegiate esports leaders in conversations about issues in the esports environment.

Newswise: Who Will Win Big at Super Bowl LVI: Bengals, Rams or Sports Betting Fans?
Released: 11-Feb-2022 1:40 PM EST
Who Will Win Big at Super Bowl LVI: Bengals, Rams or Sports Betting Fans?
University of Northern Colorado

UNC doctoral students are going on all researching the sports betting industry. The goal is to find out what motivates people to make a bet and if the exchange is financially sound

Newswise: The Word On Wordle
Released: 28-Jan-2022 12:40 PM EST
The Word On Wordle
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV social media researchers spell out the hype behind the trending word game.

Newswise: Henry Ford Sports Medicine Physician Weighs Health Risks, Benefits of Virtual Sports Gaming
Released: 17-Jan-2022 11:30 AM EST
Henry Ford Sports Medicine Physician Weighs Health Risks, Benefits of Virtual Sports Gaming
Henry Ford Health

Participation in virtual sports gaming has grown exponentially in the last couple of years as young athletes looked for an escape after their physical sports were sidelined during the pandemic. Henry Ford family and sports medicine physician Nithin Natwa talks about risks and benefits from E-sports and video gaming.

Released: 14-Jan-2022 10:05 AM EST
Why we love Wordle, according to science
University of Florida

Several psychological concepts help explain our infatuation with the simple but sharable game.

Newswise: Games + Learning + Society Conference set for June 2022 on UCI campus
Released: 16-Dec-2021 11:25 AM EST
Games + Learning + Society Conference set for June 2022 on UCI campus
University of California, Irvine

Videogame research and development experts at the University of California, Irvine are inviting the world’s gaming community to the Games + Learning + Society Conference to be held June 15 to 17, 2022, on the UCI campus.

Released: 16-Nov-2021 10:25 AM EST
First-of-Its-Kind Augmented Reality Game Created at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Raises Awareness of Harmful Algae Blooms
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Eco Resilience Games from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has released the first augmented reality (AR) game focusing on the growing issue of harmful algae blooms.

Released: 5-Nov-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Just a game? Study shows no evidence that violent video games lead to real-life violence
City University London

Mass media and general public often link violent video games to real-life violence, although there is limited evidence to support the link.

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Released: 18-Oct-2021 5:40 PM EDT
Are Casinos Making the Right Bet When it Comes to Slots?
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

With slot machines producing the bulk of profits in most of the world’s casinos, gaming managers make it their business to keep slot players happy.  So how do they prevent customers who are losing from walking away?  A common strategy is to lower what’s called the “house edge,” which is the casino’s advantage when looking at the long-term difference between how much was wagered versus how much was paid out.

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Released: 15-Oct-2021 12:05 PM EDT
CSUDH Announces Partnership with ViewSonic for New Esports Incubation Lab
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Gaming giant ViewSonic will furnish CSUDH’s new Esports Incubation Lab and provide support for other career-building opportunities and activities.

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Released: 12-Oct-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Game On - Students Share UNC Experience Through Game Design Event
University of Northern Colorado

Knowing how tech-reliant the world is becoming, Matthew Farber wanted to host a ‘Game Jam’ to give students, particularly those studying education, a chance to learn how to navigate systems.

Released: 7-Oct-2021 6:15 PM EDT
Physical athletes’ visual skills prove sharper than action video game players
University of Waterloo

Athletes still have the edge over action video gamers when it comes to dynamic visual skills, a new study from the University of Waterloo shows.

Newswise: Virtual reality affects children differently than adults
Released: 27-Sep-2021 4:30 PM EDT
Virtual reality affects children differently than adults
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

While very little is known on the effects of immersive VR on adults, there is next to no knowledge on the impact of such systems on the sensorimotor abilities of young children.

Released: 14-Sep-2021 4:40 PM EDT
The latest research news in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
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Open the pod bay doors, please, HAL - Dr. Dave Bowman

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Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021
Newswise

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Newswise: Gaming the Research: Reinforcement Learning Changing Data Evaluation Challenges
29-Jul-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Gaming the Research: Reinforcement Learning Changing Data Evaluation Challenges
American Crystallographic Association (ACA)

Advances in artificial intelligence, specifically reinforcement learning, are proving beneficial to accelerating the pace of data-intensive challenges. The methods used by researchers with RL are techniques often used in video games, and by applying gamification to scientific processes, RL agents can learn as they are used in experiments, in effect, leveling up their rates of discovery as they work. Researchers are using trained RL agents at NSLS-II to accelerate the analysis of data-heavy measurements.

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Released: 9-Jul-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Red Dead Redemption 2 teaches players about wildlife
University of Exeter

Players of the popular game Red Dead Redemption 2 learn how to identify real American wildlife, new research shows.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Released: 23-Jun-2021 1:20 PM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every other Wednesday.

17-Jun-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Virtual Reality as Pain Relief: Reducing Dressing Change Pain in Pediatric Burn Patients
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Prior studies have investigated alternative approaches to pain reduction in burn injury patients that focus on distraction, such as music, hypnosis, toys, and virtual reality (VR). In a study published today in JAMA Network Open, Henry Xiang, MD, MPH, PhD, MBA, and his research team reported the use of smartphone-based VR games during dressing changes in pediatric patients with burn injuries.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 10:40 AM EDT
Commercial video games could help treat mental illness
Lero

Popular video games have the potential to provide low-cost, easy access, effective and stigma-free support for some mental health issues, researchers at Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, have found.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 9:20 AM EDT
Health and Socializing: Why People Use Mixed-Reality Sports Tech
North Carolina State University

New technologies allow users to do things like race their real bikes against other real people in a virtual world, and a new study outlines what motivates people to use these online platforms. The findings offer insights for future iterations of these technologies – and how to market them.

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Released: 28-May-2021 12:35 PM EDT
Oakley® to be official eyewear provider for UCI’s esports athletes
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., May 28, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine’s esports program has announced a partnership with Oakley, a leader in sport performance and optical innovation. During the yearlong partnership, Oakley will provide UCI esports student athletes with eyewear equipped with Prizm™ Gaming Lens Technology.

Released: 24-May-2021 2:10 PM EDT
Young Teens Should Only Use Recreational Internet and Video Games One Hour Daily, Rutgers Research Suggests
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Middle-school aged children who use the internet, social media or video games recreationally for more than an hour each day during the school week have significantly lower grades and test scores, according to a study from the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Released: 20-May-2021 9:30 AM EDT
Harrisburg University launches first North American Esports journal
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology pleased to announce a new journal for Esports, the Annals of Esports Research (AER). AER is the first North American Esports journal and is an international, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to expanding the scientific basis and qualitative and quantitative knowledge of Esports by publishing quality articles concerning the field.

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Released: 14-May-2021 11:50 AM EDT
Virtual reality warps your sense of time
University of California, Santa Cruz

Grayson Mullen was playing a virtual reality game at a friend’s house when, suddenly, he noticed that something very strange was happening.

Released: 2-Apr-2021 11:45 AM EDT
How Fortnite and Zelda can up your surgical game (no joke!)
University of Ottawa

Video games offer students obvious respite from the stresses of studies and, now, a study from a University of Ottawa medical student has found they could benefit surgical skills training.

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Released: 4-Feb-2021 12:05 AM EST
Exercise caution after working out in virtual reality
University of South Australia

Virtual ‘exergaming’ has become a popular way to exercise - especially among younger people - since the release of virtual reality (VR) fitness games on consoles such as Nintendo and Playstation. But while VR is undoubtedly raising fitness games to a whole new level, researchers at the University of South Australia are cautioning players about the potential side effects of VR, particularly in the first hour after playing.

Released: 18-Dec-2020 10:35 AM EST
Harrisburg University Launches Esports Research Center
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

HU is the 2019-2020 Collegiate National Overwatch Champions as well as the 2019 & 2020 Best College Esports Program (Tempest Awards). Now HU has launched an esports research center.

Newswise: Cornell College Esports program builds gaming skills, friendships
Released: 18-Dec-2020 10:20 AM EST
Cornell College Esports program builds gaming skills, friendships
Cornell College

Cornell College’s esports team is currently ranked in the top five teams in the Midwest after only dropping one game in the CSL League of Legends preseason, and now it’s gearing up for the spring competition season.

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Released: 4-Dec-2020 12:30 PM EST
Using a video game to understand the origin of emotions
Université de Genève (University of Geneva)

Emotions are complex phenomena that influence our minds, bodies and behaviour.

Released: 1-Dec-2020 10:10 AM EST
Story tips: Air taxis, fungi speak, radiation game and climate collab
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL story tips: Air taxis, fungi speak, radiation game and climate collab

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Released: 11-Nov-2020 9:35 AM EST
Game-based learning platform will make education accessible to refugees
Wichita State University

There are more than 70 million forcibly displaced refugees worldwide. A team of Wichita State University researchers is working on making education more accessible to refugee learners. The Education for All project is creating an interactive, game-based learning platform for K-through-12 students.

Released: 9-Nov-2020 11:30 AM EST
What Gamers Should Know About Playing with Stocks
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Award-winning researcher and expert on economics and market structure Albert “Pete” Kyle says “don’t confuse luck for skill,” amid advice for 'Animal Crossing' fans who want to play the stock market.

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Released: 21-Oct-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Game-based learning platform will make education accessible to refugees
Wichita State University

A team of Wichita State University researchers is working on making education more accessible to refugee learners.

Released: 12-Oct-2020 8:15 AM EDT
Study Examines Media Outlets’ Strategic Maneuvering Behind Movie, Videogame Reviews
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

A recently published study in Strategic Management Journal examines two strategic behaviors behind media outlets publishing reviews for blockbuster movies and videogames.

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Released: 29-Sep-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Violent Video Games and Aggression: The Connection Is Dubious, at Best
Association for Psychological Science

A recent reanalysis published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science finds no clear link between video game violence and aggression in children.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Harrisburg University Esports Team gets the Hollywood treatment
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

A documentary airing on Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Google Play focuses on Harrisburg University championships in esports.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 9:55 AM EDT
As Collegiate Esports Become More Professional, Women Are Being Left Out
North Carolina State University

A new study finds the rapidly growing field of collegiate esports is effectively becoming a two-tiered system, with club-level programs that are often supportive of gender diversity being clearly distinct from well-funded varsity programs that are dominated by men.

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Released: 4-Sep-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Exploring Oxidative Pathways in Nuclear Fuel
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

An international team used PNNL microscopy to answer questions about how uranium dioxide—used in nuclear power plants—might behave in long-term storage.

Released: 4-Sep-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Battery-free Game Boy runs forever
Northwestern University

Researchers develop first-ever battery-free, energy-harvesting, interactive device


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