Gaming http://wunc.org en Duke Study: Video Gamers Have Sharper Eyesight http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-video-gamers-have-sharper-eyesight <p>Researchers at Duke University say people who play video games regularly tend to see more around them.&nbsp;<a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13414-013-0472-7http://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13414-013-0472-7"> A recent study </a>used a fast-paced visual memory test on gamers who often play action games like first-person shooters, and compared the results to non-gamers.&nbsp; It found the gamers consistently scored better, meaning they were able to gather more information in a short amount of time.&nbsp; Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 17268 at http://wunc.org Duke Study: Video Gamers Have Sharper Eyesight Triangle Ripe for Gaming http://wunc.org/post/triangle-ripe-gaming <p></p><p></p><p>Video Games of all kinds are top sellers this time of year – and North Carolina is quickly becoming a major player in the industry. The Triangle has become a new mecca for gaming software and design.</p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Leoneda Inge:</span> "So, you’re going to play the game for me?"</p><p><span style="margin-left: 40px; display: block;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Shadie El-Hadad:</span> "Yeah, I’m going to play the game for you. So this is MUSE the first episode, we are doing episodic content."</span></p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7066 at http://wunc.org Triangle Ripe for Gaming Urban Ministries Grateful for "SPENT" http://wunc.org/post/urban-ministries-grateful-spent <p>An online game developed to help bring awareness to the needy at Urban Ministries of Durham is helping keep the organization afloat.</p><p><br>McKinney advertising agency developed and launched the online game <a href="http://playspent.org/">SPENT</a> earlier this year.&nbsp; Players live close to the edge of joblessness and homelessness.&nbsp; And at the end – they’re prompted to donate to Urban Ministries of Durham.&nbsp; Patrice Nelson is Executive Director of the non-profit.&nbsp; She says <a href="http://playspent.org/">SPENT</a> has brought in 41-thousand dollars so far.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:20:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7295 at http://wunc.org Video Gamers Flock to Raleigh for Conference http://wunc.org/post/video-gamers-flock-raleigh-conference <p>People involved in video games are converging on Raleigh today. The <a href="http://www.ecgconf.com">East Coast Game Conference</a> is a two day event that attracts programmers and developers from across the U.S. and Europe. Troy Knight is the operations director for the conference. He says the industry is an important and growing part of the Triangle's economy.<br> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:30:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 9076 at http://wunc.org Science-Based Gaming Convention http://wunc.org/post/science-based-gaming-convention <p>A video gaming convention in Asheville is bringing together game developers and scientists to discuss the future of science-based games. The conference is called <span style="font-style: italic;">Gaming the Future. </span>It will unveil a climate change game called <span style="font-style: italic;">Fate of the World</span>. <span style="font-style: italic;">Gaming the Future</span> spokeswoman Karen Tessier says the convention brings a new industry to western North Carolina.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:15:00 +0000 Will Michaels 10137 at http://wunc.org