There are many articles, books and researches dedicated video games. Why do people love to play games? Why do some of them choose action-adventure type of games something like Skylanders: Swap Force or Battlefield, some of them spend their spare time playing strategy like Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 or Civilization, some of them can’t do without playing Puzzle and Driving, some of them prefer to play pokies no download for fun or real money. You can choose what you want but all of these things is just gaming that brings you relax and fun to forget about all the daily stress and not only.
The truth is that sometimes we can’t live with it and we can’t live without it. In some sense, this talk is never-ending affair as gaming itself is. You can ignore or embrace games but they are a huge part of our lives. Especially today when you can play your favorite games right on your smartphone or tablet. Gamers love games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre.
“When we’re in game worlds, we become the best version of ourselves, the most likely to help at a moment’s notice, the most likely to stick with a problem as long it takes, to get up after failure and try again.” This is a quote from the widely known book “Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World”.
The author is Jane McGonigal, an American game designer and researcher named one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35 by MIT’s Technology Review in 2006. Jane McGonigal is developer of many popular video games such as The Lost Ring, Last Call Poker, PlaceStorming, I Love Bees, and many others. This book is very interesting and it’s very provocative at the same time with its controversial point of view on gaming, new futuristic look at games and what really they can do for us. Playing games makes us better, Jane McGonigal says, they can change the world. That is extraordinary, really, when you think about it.
I love to play games and sometimes I feel like maybe I’m part of that generation that became more of a gamer than a video consumer. If I have couple hours of spare time I’m probably playing video games.
Legos, the popular toy bricks, may be great for stimulating creativity in little kids. But when it comes to adults, things might be a little different. According to a new study in the Journal of Marketing Research, when adults are given a set of Legos to solve a well-defined problem, their creativity may suffer when tackling subsequent tasks.
“There are a lot of studies that explore what enhances creativity. Ours is one of the few that considers ways in which creativity may be undermined,” write the authors of the study, C. Page Moreau (University of Wisconsin) and Marit Gundersen Engeset (Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway). “What we find is that a well-defined problem–in our case, following an explicit set of instructions to build something with Legos–can actually hamper creativity in solving future problems.”
The spacecraft Philae which land on the comet have picked up strange clusters of organic material that resemble viral particles. Astronomers say features of comet look like black crust and icy lakes. Could comet be a home to alien life? Scientists say: “Yes”. They say that it is more hospitable for life than polar regions of Earth.
This comet is also known as singing one. Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing into space. Rosetta’s Plasma Consortium (RPC) has uncovered a mysterious ‘song’ that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko sings.
The comet seems to be emitting a ‘song’ in the form of oscillations in the magnetic field in the comet’s environment. It is being sung at 40-50 millihertz, far below human hearing, which typically picks up sound between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. To make the music audible to the human ear, the frequencies have been increased in this recording.
Google has announced its new app and website dedicated completely to the gaming content titled YouTube Gaming. My congratulations to all gamers!
YouTube Gaming is designed specially to be all about gamers and games. The source will offer thousands of games, videos and livestreams. Each of you will be able to play online using the app, to subscribe to channels, to be notified about date, starts and updates.
This is absolutely new system which allows users to “hang out” with YouTube Gaming creators, the chat latency and moderation are improved as well. Then when you want something specific, you can search with confidence, knowing that typing “call” will show you “Call of Duty” and not “Call Me Maybe.” YouTube Gaming will be available this summer, starting firstly in the U.S. and U.K.
Well, man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get something new, something better or something other.
No doubt, the further we get into technology, the further we go into gaming. That’s the general rule. Today gaming is among the most lucrative forms of entertainment in the world. We’re able to play our favorite games online just right from mobile devises whether you prefer funny Angry Birds, the tactical, you love turn-based strategy game The Banner Saga, you may rest with Ridiculous Fishing, or get Alljackpots mobile to play your favorite mobile casino games. The slots and games can be played on the vast majority of devices including iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows phones, tablets.
Often you don’t need even to download or do something else via your web browser. If your mobile device accepts Flash it’s quite enough to enjoy with playing online getting the healthy list of thousands games.
The game industry is growing so rapidly that the future absolutely unpredictable. That’s a lot of impact! It’s not just a successful market but a mainstream culture and an emerging art form. And it ‘is clear that games have changed the world.
“New internet regulations finally released by the Federal Communications Commission make 46 references to a group funded by billionaire George Soros and co-founded by a neo-Marxist”, The Daily Caller reported.
“Leveling the playing field” in that way has been a clear goal of Free Press, a group dedicated to net neutrality which was founded in 2003.
The term “Free Press” is mentioned 62 times in the regulations. Some are redundant mentions referring to the same Free Press activists’ comments in favor of more oversight. In total, the FCC cited Free Press’ pro-net neutrality arguments 46 times.
It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but killer robots are actually a serious threat.
“You see, we’re already at the dawn of the age of killer robots. And we’re completely unprepared for them”. The potential for lethal autonomous weapons systems to be rolled off the assembly line is here right now,” he says, “but the potential for lethal autonomous weapons systems to be deployed in an ethical way or to be designed in an ethical way is not, and is nowhere near ready.”, Ryan Gariepy, says.
Mr. Gariepy is the co-founder and CTO of Clearpath Robotics. Clearpath Robotics specializes in the design and manufacture of robust and reliable unmanned vehicle solutions for industrial research and development. Gariepy’s belief in the need for a strong global robotics community resulted in Clearpath being the first field robotics company to fully adopt and support ROS. Mr. Gariepy manages Clearpath’s technology strategy and serves as the company’s lead system architect.
“We can’t agree on how to implement those bits of guidance on the car,” Gariepy says. “And now what we’re actually talking about is taking that leap forward to building a system which has to decide on its own and when it’s going to preserve life and when it’s going to take lethal force.”
Gariepy says that, instead of developing missiles or drones that can decide on their own what target to hit, the military would be better off spending its money on improved sensors and anti-jamming technology. “Why don’t we take the investment that people would like to make in building fully autonomous killer robots and bring that investment into making existing drone technology more effective?” he says. “If we face and overcome them, we can bring that technology to the benefit of people outside of the military.”
World’s first Friendly, helpful and intelligent family robot will come to us during this year.
Astronomers at the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn, Astronomy.com reports. The ring system — the first of its kind to be found outside our Solar System — was discovered in 2012 by a team led by Rochester’s Eric Mamajek.
“The details that we see in the light curve are incredible. The eclipse lasted for several weeks, but you see rapid changes on time scales of tens of minutes as a result of fine structures in the rings,” says Kenworthy. “The star is much too far away to observe the rings directly, but we could make a detailed model based on the rapid brightness variations in the starlight passing through the ring system. If we could replace Saturn’s rings with the rings around J1407b, they would be easily visible at night and be many times larger than the full Moon.”
“This planet is much larger than Jupiter or Saturn, and its ring system is roughly 200 times larger than Saturn’s rings are today,” said co-author Mamajek, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester. “You could think of it as kind of a super Saturn.”
The researchers encourage amateur astronomers to help monitor J1407, which would help detect the next eclipse of the rings, and constrain the period and mass of the ringed companion. Observations of J1407 can be reported to the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). In the meantime the astronomers are searching other photometric surveys looking for eclipses by yet undiscovered ring systems.
Smartphones are, without a doubt, the gadgets of the 21st century. Since the launch of the first true smartphone as we know it, the iPhone back in 2007, these black mirrored gadgets have become an integral part of our everyday lives. This is an age when old and new coexist, but there are some indications that the new will win, rendering some of the traditional things obsolete. Here are some examples of everyday traditional items a smartphone can replace today.
Science fiction readers must remember the “electronic newspaper” in Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The astronauts on board the Discovery, en route to Jupiter, have used an iPad-like device to stay up to date with the latest news, transmitted by radio from Earth. The “Newspad” described by Clarke is surprisingly similar to smartphones and tablets used today, and the medium through which we can subscribe to the news of interest for us is the internet. Suddenly printed newspapers have become obsolete… and will disappear in a few decades at most.
2. Cheap Cameras
Small size, “soapbox” cameras were trendy a few days back, but now most smartphones can take better pictures than these, rendering them obsolete. Besides, smartphones also offer the possibility to store the photos taken in the cloud, or share them instantly with our friends and family over the internet. With the increasing penetration of these devices soapbox cameras will surely disappear in a few years time.
There are fewer and fewer people watching television as they used to each year. Keeping both eyes on the “idiot’s lantern” is slowly becoming obsolete, as more and more people have access to internet streams and video sharing services. I, for one, haven’t watched TV for years – I find out the news on the internet, and use online media streaming services if I want to watch movies or series. And the device I usually use for this is my smartphone or tablet. Slowly the television as we know it will disappear, being replaced by smart devices that fit in our pockets.
4. GPS, maps, compasses
I have a Nokia smartphone. Not a new one, but one that has been released over a year ago. Still, it has features like a compass, a GPS / Glonass received and a free Maps app that was bundled with it. Whenever I’m lost, all I have to do is take it out of my pocket, search for my destination through the app and follow the directions to get “un-lost” in no time.
As long as these smart devices have their batteries full, they can provide us with replacements for a series of everyday habits and items, simply rendering them obsolete. Besides, they offer so much more – access to information, connections and even games – red flush online casino is my favorite – and ways to entertain ourselves. I wonder what the future brings?