The number of people who are addicted to computer games has been increasing rapidly over the years. More and more people are spending a lot of their time playing computer games. As such, experts and specialists in the computer games industry have decided to take advantage of this. They are trying to harness this human capital and use it for a better cause. Currently, there is a computer game known as EyeWire. This game is designed in a way that enable gamers to understand the human brain.
According to experts in the computer games industry, this game is designed to help in solving a science problem. It charts billions of nerves and their connections in the human brain. Analyzing human nerves in the brain is not easy to individual scientists. However, using this computer game scientists are able to involve ordinary people in studying how the human brain functions. Basically, human brain is a jungle that is fill of entangled neurons in branches. Many people are needed to explore this jungle. Professional scientists are very few to do this task on their own. As such, this game gives the public an interesting adventure.
Nothing can be more interesting than exploring human brain. Perhaps, what is more interesting is the fact that you do this in a video game. Currently, more than 35,000 people are registered at the eyewire.org and they are playing this game. Anybody can now play this game while relaxing at their homes. This game is not just simple but also interesting. You just relax at your home and learn as you analyze how your brain works. This game has the look of a three-dimensional book that has many colors. The job of a player is to stay between different lines. These lines are the boundaries that separate neurons. Nevertheless, sometimes this game gets more complicated than it sounds.
Fiona Hyslop, the Scottish Culture and External Affairs Cabinet Secretary has said that the recent study in Economic Contribution which was carried out by the Scottish Enterprise and Creative Scotland has portrayed the computer and creative industry inappropriately. This admission was received in the form of a letter whose response was directed to Jack Irvine, founder of PR firm Media House. Jack Irvine had written to Hyslop to his concern at the study by Economic Contribution-An Economic Assessment of Creative and Arts Industries in Scotland. The study claimed that the economic contribution of the two industries was standing at zero.
The Scottish government claims that they will be undertaking further research in order to establish the impact the industries have in the economy. However, the letter highlights that the government does not have faith about the outcome of the research. Hyslop says to Irvine that the Computer Games and Creative industries were not well reflected in the study at the time of the study. Further on, she explained that the government has identified the potential misalignment of industrial topography and national statistics were largely based on some data that was carried out by National Statistics.
She further highlighted that the Digital and Audio Visual industries were the most relevant sectors and included Industrial Standard Classification codes under Software, Electronic and Computer Games Publishing. She said that this revealed £1B gross value and also offered over 19,000 jobs. Further on, Hyslop says that the government recognizes an overlap between the two domains and that they are working on identifying the exact number of jobs created by each sector.
She said that they are working with partners and other industry representatives such as TIGA who carried a research recently that indicates the Computer Games sector in Scotland accounts for around 600 jobs. Her conclusion stated that the approach taken by the government would go a long way to help identify the businesses that have not been included in the statistics as a result of accounting practices put in place.
The official NBA ‘Game Time’ App is an exciting application. It comes with a wide range of impressive features that makes your gaming moments more pleasurable. The game comes to Xbox live today. This is just the best time because it is the 2012-2013 season tips off for the day. According to game developers, this is one of the most exciting apps around that will thrill subscribers. As an NBA league pass broadband subscribers, you will need to have a Xbox live gold account. This is very important because it will offer all live streams of regular season games.
The game is exciting and has a lot of features that are common in other Xbox streaming applications. If you are a fan of UFC, MLB.TV and ESPN, then this application will definitely incite excitement in you because the features in these game apps have been enhanced to suit your gaming needs more efficiently. With the app, you will be able to watch a wide range of NBA live games, replays and highlights in an exciting way. Also note that the all the graphics are 3D and vastly enhances the quality of viewing.
Game Time also allows you to watch two games at once. This is an exciting feature because you won’t have to fight with a friend over the best time to watch a game. You can also watch your favorite game as you keep up with highlights. You only need to access the split screen view to enjoy your viewing. What’s more, the app enables you to keep up with Microsoft’s mandate on all latest Xbox 360 apps too. It also features a highly functional kinect enabled voice as well as gesture controls for more efficiency when watching or replaying game. Chiefly, it is an exciting app that enables you to make the most of your gaming moments.
Microsoft has introduced a Dashboard that is not only new but mandatory for all owners of a Microsoft Xbox. This comes with some new features though these will vary in accordance to the type of user one is and this includes Gold paid for account holders and Silver free account holders. However, that is not all Microsoft has up its sleeve. It is also getting rid of two features which have not been put to use by gamers. These features are long standing components of Xbox 360 ecosystem -none other than the Twitter and Facebook Apps. It is time to say goodbye to these two as they are booted off the apps console by Microsofts latest update.
A representative from Microsoft as reported by Mitch Dyer of IGN, the company has decided to retire the two apps and the reasoning behind this is still unclear. However, this means they will be able to streamline the app functionality. For the last 3 years, these apps have been part of Xbox 360. Despite this fact, there is no proof or indication on how many gamers made use of the Twitter or Facebook apps, for the purpose of updating games consoles. In fact, not having a chatpad for typing status updates made it difficult to use the apps, with Facebook gamers were allowed to find Live Xbox friends in the actual world and the vice versa was also true.
Microsoft has indicated that Gold Gamers on Xbox live will be able to rely on Internet Explorer 9, a new app which will be part of the Dashboard update for updating their Twitter and Facebook statuses. The only setback now is the fact that now Xbox does not have solid ways of connecting to real time friends. True, the Facebook app did not provide this useful service, but twitter did. Now the only way to connect with friends is through use of gamertags and this is a setback compared to Valve’s Steam which makes it possible for players to find friends through Facebook connections and even assigns them nicknames after you have added them.
Turner entertainment has been officially licensed by Warner Bros to launch the Wizard of Oz’ Multiplayer Video Game on Facebook. This is an incredible and high tech game that guarantees lots of fun and entertainment. It is a highly interactive game based on 1939 film, and was specifically designed for Facebook. The game is also multi platform social game with a wide range of quality graphics. These graphics are available in full color 3-D from the movie, iconic characters and images such as Judy Garland featuring as Dorothy and Margaret Hamilton featuring as a wicked witch.
The game was founded 2yrs ago by video games veterans chairman Larry DeMar and CEO Joe Kaminkow. The game is set to be very powerful on the social network. The game which is being published for the first time on Facebook was originally developed by Danish company. It will also be demographically appealing to females of 35 to 55 of age. The game is developed in a unique way to allow for the best gaming experience. The first hour of play is however free and afterwards, you will have to make micro payments.
According to Kaminkow, Facebook has been greatly supportive in terms of brand, approach and technology. This means the game will be enjoyed by many people across the globe. Everything that has been so far is amazing and the game is expected to be a huge success on Facebook. It is good to note that the network is a golden brand and the entire team has committed itself to its success. It features more realistic graphics and players will always benefit from a 45minute tutorial for them to understand it more efficiently. Adult women can play the game for up to eleven hours a day because of its interactive and amazing features. According to Kaminkow, the game is one of the most important products and is expected to attract many fans.
Some of the great recent films are featured below, you may or may not have heard of them, if not then you certainly have now.
The British Documentary Trashed featuring Jeremy Irons and Directed by Candida Brady has been included, and Maniac starring Elijah Wood. The Australian-Aboriginal Second World War musical The Sapphires has also been added to a special Midnight screening roster.
There will be now about twenty films in total, including a Bosnian film Djeca – or, Children of Sarajevo - an American debut of Gimme the Loot as well as French art house film Renoir, which is about the legendary artist and his film-maker son. It is so an unfortunate that the big hitters in the world of movies such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Woody Allen and the famous Terrence Malick will not have their latest films at the festival.
Salman Rushdie was targeted by Fatwa that Ayatollah Khomeini issued, after he wrote satanic verses. Ayatollah is the one who founded the Iran republic. Currently, this Iranian author of satanic verses has become a subject of computer games in Iran. The aim of this computer game is to facilitate spreading a message about his sinful act to future generations. This Iranian video game has made Salman Rushdie’s stressful life its subject. In act, the title of this game is his verdict’s implementation. Students of the Islamic Association which is a government sponsored institution are developing the title of this video game.
News about this computer game was released while Tehran was hosting an international video games expo. According to the organizers of the expo, this presented an opportunity for Iranians to introduce their culture, Islamic identity and values and also present their way of life to the world. The expo acted as a platform for Iranians to present their products to the world since producers and designers had a chance to display what they had for the world. Before the expo, the Computer Foundation in Iran and the association had asked students to present game scripts among which the top three were selected and handed over to developers. However, there was a delay in the development of this game.
According to the director of the association, the production team has managed to overcome difficulties that have been there while coming up with the game. Putting the initial ideas and thoughts together has been the major challenge. Authorities in Iran have always complained that enemies have used cultural and soft war in invading its culture through illegal channels on the satellite. This video game is one of the ways of countering this cultural invasion by foreign cultures. Players of this game will be acting like Iranian commandos where they will be required to kill pirates.
For quite a long time now, parents and guardians have been caught in thoughts of how violence in video games is affecting their children everyday. It is actually something that they should worry about as it can interfere with their youngsters wellbeing and development. Although this may take sometime to solve, there is another concern that has gradually come to exist with computer games in this digital age – computer games addiction.
The point of addiction is of course actually realised once one is already addicted, before that it is very difficult to tell if addiction has completely set in. The same case will apply to kids with computer games. Kids could play video games for as long as you let them because they often find more pleasure in the fantasy world that computer games are very fond of creating, than in activities which they may perceive to be dull or boring, such as reading, art or playing outside.
There has not been a clear estimate of the period that gets one addicted to computer games, though it is clearly and obviously common sense that the more you play, the more addicted you will become. Experts do not relate it to any form of clinical disorder but they tend to think it could be a mental disorder that is yet to be proven. You will want to agree on the psychological part since computer games actually take over the better part of a kid’s concentration and tends to control them. It is for this reason that kids will give them a first priority over other prominent activities.
You will know your kid is becoming a victim of computer games addiction when they spend the better part of the day at the computer desk with pads and earphones. Do everything possible to limit the time spend on those games if this is the case in your home. However, all hope is not lost if your children are already addicted. Take time to learn their behaviors and make sure you visit the nearest clinical psychologist for advise. The sooner they get help the better for everyone. All in all it is better safe than sorry after all is lost.
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Mike O’Brien, the co-founder and leader of ArenaNet which designs and develop games has announced the release of Guild Wars 2 an improvement of Guild Wars 1 since 2007. The game will be published by NC soft and is set to be released on Tuesday 28th of August 2012 in Europe and United States simultaneously. From 20th to 22nd of July, the Beta Weekend event will continue into the finals and those who have already pre purchased Guild Wars2 are requested to show up.
In 2007, the ArenaNet team, led by Mike O’Brien announced their plans to work on a new version of Guild Wars and that it would take quite sometime before a new version was produced. On a 2010 update, the designer dream team composed of Eric Flannum, Collin Johanson and programmer James Boer, they assured fans of a delivery rich in social interaction and fun rather than grind. Indeed, it has been 5 years long but the results are in every aspect the opposite of disappointing. The massive online multi player game follows how Destiny’s Edge re-emerges to fight Elder Dragons that had seized control of the region Tyria in the initial release of Guild Wars. The game is heavily dependent in role play and takes online social experience to a whole new level.
The game is originally operational on Microsoft Windows and will be distributed on optical disks or directly downloaded from the website guildwars2.com Mike O’Brien has assured expectant fans of a unique genre that will be more than responsive to player actions and keenly following the Guild Wars story line in Tyria. This effect is synonymous with single player games but has proved difficult to integrate into multiple games something that ArenaNet has managed to crack through. The manner in which players will approach quests has been modified from traditional to a dynamic event system.