Tron-like technology to transform ‘out-of-body’ gaming

Video games are becoming increasingly life-like. We seem to be rapidly approaching the fantasy of the film Tron: to be able to actually physically live within our games. But how realistic is this?

Graphics upgrades have already made this partially possible. Pioneering systems such as the Oculus Rift gaming headset, which you wear over your eyes to plunge yourself into those graphics, have edged us even closer.

But you still have to be sitting down as your ...

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‘PS4 will put best PS3 games in the shade’

The best PS3 games will be dwarfed by the delights that this Christmas's hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 can offer. That was the buzz coming out of Sony as it prepared to launch its first major games console since the PS3 seven years ago. But how will the Japanese giant achieve this? Sony has promised a unique gaming experience after showcasing some of the titles that can be played on PS4 at its PlayStation summer showcase in central London. The video games consoles' managing director for UK & Ireland, Fergal Gara, speaking at the Mayfair event, said: "It is like nothing ...

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Could video games be good for your child’s health?

Could video games be good for your child's health? Video games are good for your children. But only if they're also a form of exercise, such as Xbox-Kinect or Wii fit games, according to a new report. Scientists studied the impact on youngsters of exergaming, which uses active console video games that trail participant movement to control the game. The Journal of Paediatrics said that researchers from The University of Western Australia, Liverpool John Moores University, and Swansea University analysed 15 children, aged nine to 11. The players enjoyed 15 minutes each of high-intensity exergaming (Kinect Sports - 200m Hurdles), ...

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