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Violent video games can lead to violent behavior
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Violent video games can lead to violent behavior

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The type of video games kids play can impact who they become. Multiple studies have shown violent games can impact children by making them immune or numb to violence.“Kids that are playing these first-person-shooter online things, they’re interacting with real people and I think that’s the big difference right there because there’s a lot of cuss words, racial slurs, et cetera because, again, you’re behind a computer or video game screen,” said Dr. Zachary Keller, a psychiatrist with CHI Health.With more than half of all video games, rated by the Electronic Software Ratings Board, containing some form of violence — youth are at huge risk of being exposed to real world slander when they play online.“Humans at that age is just not really designed to kind of handle a...
Classic Jurassic Park Scene Recreated In PlayStation Game
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Classic Jurassic Park Scene Recreated In PlayStation Game

The video you’re about to watch was built in Dreams, which is a video game but also some kind of mystical toolset that allows you to make anything.You may have seen many, often confusing Dreams videos if you spend long enough on forums or Twitter. I say confusing because the game is so flexible, and powerful, that many of its best creations start looking almost identical to the things they’re trying to recreate or pay homage to.I wrote about a Sonic the Hedgehog game last year, for example, that...looked just like something Sega would have released 5-10 years ago. Jack Yarwood’s excellent feature on the game for us in 2020 contained a bunch of other excellent examples as well, from static images (like the one below) to game homages.Screenshot: Martin NebelongThe video I want to talk abo...
Man struck by lightning while playing PlayStation in his living room
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Man struck by lightning while playing PlayStation in his living room

No, he’s not Ben Franklin — nor is he Thor. A UK man was rushed to the emergency room last Monday after he was struck by lightning while playing video games in his living room. Aiden Rowan was “happily playing” video games on his PlayStation around 10:30 p.m. when he heard a loud crack followed by a “heavy jolting sensation.” “So, I am absolutely not one for sympathy posts, I had to share this because of how insane it is,” gamer and cosplayer Rowan, 33, wrote to his 13,900 on Instagram followers. “[There was] a loud bang and … 5 hours at the hospital confirmed that I was STRUCK BY LIGHTNING through the open window! Never going to play cute cat games during a thunderstorm again. I’m fine, just very sore, hell of a headache and burn stripes down my arm....
Nintendo Direct Showcases Legend of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
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Nintendo Direct Showcases Legend of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

Image: NintendoRIP to British gamers who didn’t watch the Nintendo Direct live in remembrance of the late queen’s passing. For the rest of us, we were treated to almost 40 whole minutes of upcoming winter releases on the Nintendo Switch. Brits are totally welcome to watch our FREEDOM DIRECT as long as they promise to be nice. NintendoFire Emblem EngageFire Emblem is back, and the latest title in the anime war simulator series will be a grid-based tactics game. There also appears to be a new summoning mechanic that allows the protagonist to call forth older characters such as Marth and Sigurd. It will be released on January 20, 2023. Electronic Arts / NintendoIt Takes TwoThe co-op adventure will be coming to the Switch, and you’ll need at least one other friend to solve the puzzles. It w...
Saints Row launch date and time, how to play early on Xbox
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Saints Row launch date and time, how to play early on Xbox

Regular Xbox players will likely know all about this little shortcut to getting digital games unlocked early, but in case you aren’t aware, we’re going to break it down here.  If you hop into the settings of your Xbox account, you can change your region. Yes, this can give you access to the games in other regions, but more importantly, it will also use the unlock times and dates for other regions.  In this case, setting your Xbox account’s region to New Zealand will allow you to access the game much earlier. US players on the West coast will be able to start playing as early as 5am August 22, almost a full day early, while those in the UK and Europe only have to wait until 1pm/2pm on August 22. A nice head-start.  If you’re an Xbox player and already have the game pre-ordered and ...
9 Games Making Nintendo Switch A JRPG Juggernaut In 2022
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9 Games Making Nintendo Switch A JRPG Juggernaut In 2022

If I had bet on Square Enix reviving one one of its dormant B-tier franchises, it wouldn’t have been Valkyrie. I loved Valkyrie Profile on the original PlayStation and…that was about it. There was a mess of a sequel, an uneven tactics spin-off on the 3DS, and an underwhelming collectathon on mobile. Then in a March State of Play, Square revealed Valkyrie Elysium, a real-time action follow-up. I still can’t quite wrap my head around why, but anytime the publisher starts throwing the kitchen sink at the wall I’m here for it. Elysium looks visually unspectacular, but the deluxe version on console comes with the PSP remaster of the original game and that’s worth it for me alone.Platform: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PCRelease Date: September 29, 2022 (PS4, PS5) / November 11, 2022 (...
Hispanic Americans Lead the Way in Using Technology,
Technology

Hispanic Americans Lead the Way in Using Technology,

Washington, D.C., July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --   WASHINGTON, D.C. - New research compiled by the cultural intelligence firm, Collage Group, shows that Hispanic Americans are trendsetters in terms of using technology. As a segment, they are super users of the internet, social media, and tech tools. Hispanic consumers are more likely to post to social media daily, and use emerging social media platforms, such as TikTok, among other digital trends. While Americans overall are using such instruments to a greater degree compared to previous years, Hispanic Americans surpassed all groups’ usage rates. The findings are a result of a study called “Hispanic Passion Points,” conducted by Collage Group and released to member brands during a virtual event in late June. Passion Points ar...