A person’s environment plays a major role in his or her mental health. A person’s response to the environment is affected by his or her mental health, and in turn, mental health increases and decreases with exposure to certain things in the environment - it’s a cycle. Now, scientists...
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If you’re like me, then you likely loved banging out on your imaginary drums as a kid listening to bands like Metallica and the like. As time progressed, I changed music tastes greatly to the point where I tend to listen Chinese Traditional Music and Vocaloids, but I still...
Virtual reality is quickly proving to be the antithesis of traditional sit-down video gaming performed on a couch. This revolutionary medium is actually improving human health by getting participants onto their feet. VR is even being used as an educational tool to teach people about the importance of eating...
It might seem surprising, but researchers have determined that an ophthalmology technique developed during the Victorian Age, combined with state-of-the-art virtual reality technology, could improve user performance in VR environments. Monovision, dating back to the use of monocles, has shown promise when used in virtual environments. The findings from the...
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  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is widely lauded as one of the best video games ever made. Available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, this title brought the first-person shooter genre to an entirely new level. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 debuted in 2009 and...
In today's world, one goal of many people is no longer not only not to be sick, but to be as well as they possibly can be. Among millennials in particular, wellness is no longer a matter of the occasional visit to a doctor, but something that requires an...
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  Developed by Bungie, Halo 3 is the third edition of the wildly popular Halo Franchise. Halo 3 debuted on the Xbox 360 in 2007. The game is also playable on Xbox One, the successor to the Xbox 360. Halo 3 is praised for advancing the genre of first-person shooters....
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  Sonic the Hedgehog was quite the revolutionary game when it debuted on the Sega Genesis console back in the summer of 1991. Sonic was Sega's answer to the uber-popular Mario character created by Nintendo. Though Sonic never reached Mario's astronomical level of popularity, Sonic the Hedgehog was lauded as...
Finding ways to help overcome challenges is an ongoing goal for parents, educators, and healthcare providers of children with autism. Now, there is evidence that augmented interactive play sets could play a role. Children using the augmented systems are given the ability to control and add their own content,...
Alcoholics might have a new tool in their battle against alcoholism – virtual reality. Researchers have discovered a particular form of VR therapy could help alcoholics reduce their craving for alcohol. The information comes from a small, preliminary study that included just 10 subjects. Researchers, who published their findings in...
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Goldeneye 007 is heralded as the first truly epic mainstream first-person shooting video game for consoles beyond the personal computer. The game's appeal is multifaceted. It was widely celebrated as one of the first successful movie-to-video game ports. Gamers also raved over Goldeneye 007's control scheme, amazing graphics and...
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For years, we’ve been getting laptops that simply aren’t as powerful as desktops but we’ve got two new surprises this year. Maybe we’ll talk about the other one later, but the one we want to talk about here is the Vega. NVidia beat AMD to this punch, but not...
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  Super Mario Bros. was a trailblazer in every sense of the word. The game debuted back in 1985 as the first title for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Though few know it, Super Mario Bros. was not the first Mario game. Mario Bros. was the series' debut title yet...
When the subject of virtual reality is raised, most people picture teenage video game enthusiasts wearing VR headsets and motion tracking technology. Few people think of food. Yet virtual reality really is poised to change the food industry for the better. These changes have already begun. VR's Role in the...
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Guns of Icarus is and has always been one of those games that's so unique that it simply won't die because someone else won't make it. With the advent of VR, it seems like another version of this game has been made for VR and VR only. With our...
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Beat PTSD with VR

Countless veterans have returned home with nightmares, gruesome visions and flashbacks of the violence endured while stationed in the middle east and other war-torn locales across the world. Some seek therapy with psychiatrists. Others turn to medication. A growing number of veterans are tapping into the therapeutic power of...
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Blue Goji is one of the video game industry's more intriguing developers. The company specializes in interactive fitness games meant to take players' minds off the drudgery of exercise. Instead, players are provided with creative fat-burning exercises that are heavy on the fun and light on the monotony. Anyone...
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I know that I played Duck Hunt as a kid and had extraordinary amounts of fun demolishing loads of ducks. However, I’m a bit older and I guess I could call myself more mature and I need a relaxing version for my VR headset. This is what Frontier VR...
The title may be a little confusing, but it makes sense once you understand the weight limits of all the exercise VR gear out there. The devices that are being built are often for the average size person with the average size weight, which means that anyone that's actually...
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You've seen the story and heard all about how 'regular guy' Job Stauffer lost 50 pounds using VR, specifically Sound Boxing. While the headline grabbed a lot of attention, and we're thrilled he found this path to fitness, we're even more happy that he cheated death and reclaimed his...