Category Archives: Games

Microsoft Gets It

Microsoft seems to have realized that it exists at the pleasure of, and for the pleasure of, its customers–with the news that the new Xbox One console will be dropping several very unpopular features. As a long time Xbox user and Xbox Live subscriber, I am delighted to see this change. I’m also pleased that instead of skipping and perhaps abandoning the Microsoft console system altogether, I will be upgrading to the new console as soon as it is available.

I’d like to see more of this from companies, especially with regards to privacy. And I can hope and dream that we might even see moves in this direction from government.

Video gamers make better surgeons

I’ve seen quite a few studies of the impact of video games on players and their brains. This article has findings that are concrete and intriguing.

Researchers found that doctors who spent at least three hours a week playing video games made about 37 percent fewer mistakes in laparoscopic surgery and performed the task 27 percent faster than their counterparts who did not play video games.

via Surgeons may err less by playing video games