DailyDirt: Game On
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In the grand scheme of things, video games are still a fairly young medium of art and entertainment, with lots of room for advancement and a lot of aspects we don't fully understand. They are also insanely popular, and changing faster than anyone can fully keep track of. Here are a few recent tidbits from the vibrant world of gaming:
- An Oculus Rift simulation of the iconic Seinfeld apartment has raised an interesting question: does the uncanny valley exist for virtual spaces like it does for people? There's been no true scientific study yet, but the simulation does look a bit creepy, even without the virtual reality immersion. [url]
- Studies suggest that gaming can have a big impact on the way we dream. Gamers are more likely to experience lucid dreams, and less likely to be upset by nightmares. Instead, they often find them exciting. [url]
- If you really want someone to remember your business card, try building a fully playable Tetris game into it. The Arduino-powered card has a screen, buttons, sound and a high-score board — and it's only a bit thicker than a penny. [url]
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