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.
Before long, a new spin will be put on social gaming…The Pentagon itself is spending massive amounts of money ($32 million!) for universities, researchers, and game companies to develop games for casual players to test US weapons systems software, tracking bugs and other issues. I’m speechless…
Yes, you read the title correctly. There are indeed video games that improve mental health for the older generation. So get out the pocketbook and start buying video games for your grandparents!
Mario eats mushrooms, Yoshi spits out turtle shells, RPG characters consume potions and ethers. Food has a magical purpose in video games – improving stamina, restoring health and even bringing people back from the dead. To be honest, I never thought much about the food in video games. I just took it for granted that mushrooms could make Mario grow bigger and Phoenix Downs could restore life. There are people out there that take this concept to an extreme and actually create recipes inspired by the food in video games.
Long gone are the days when all video games required sitting on the couch for hours upon hours. Now we have the Wii, PlayStation Move, Xbox Kinect. Video games are changing, the way we interact with games is changing.
We’ve all been there – fights with your parents/spouse/kids to turn off the video game. After all, the world at large knows video games are just a waste of time…right? So what if you had the opportunity to play video games and be able to say, “Yeah Mom, I played Zelda all day long…but I helped a bunch of hospitalized kids because of it. So what did you do today?” That’s a pretty sweet deal!