For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week.
It’s not too late to try your luck at the Pokemon Video Game Championship! Tournaments are taking place all over the world this coming year with the world championship taking place in Hawaii.
Click on the article to find out about the “world’s most successful Pokemon playing family” as well.
Seems far fetched, but studies show that gaming actually decreases crime!
The immersive quality of video games is actually so immersive (even more so than movies and TV) that video games keep violent people off the streets. The Centre for European Economic Research worked with researchers in Texas and determined that crime rate actually drops in areas with more game stores. Dr. Michael Ward from the University of Texas asserts, “[Areas with] more game stores are associated with significant declines in crime rates for six of eight categories of crime […] Mortality rates, especially mortality rates stemming from injuries, also are negatively related to the number of game stores.”
Last month Trine 2 was released on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. It is a wonderful fantasy puzzle platformer with truly phenomenal graphics that have critics raving. After writing an article recently about the incredible reviews for Trine 2, it was time to try the game out for myself, and I’m glad I did!
Too bad this wasn’t out in time for the holidays. The Silent Hill Collection consists of Silent Hill 2 and 3 with new voiceovers and high-definition graphics. Not long to wait now – just two weeks before the collection is released (January 24th in the US and January 27th in Europe and Australia).