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New Research Says Action Games Have More Cognitive Benefits Than “Brain Games”

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A recent research report implies that if you’re looking for cognitive benefits, you might want to put down your brain game in favor of a good old-fashioned action video game.

We already know that some kinds of video games can help cognitive function. And in the past few years, games like the Lumosity series have been marketed with the specific goal of making you smarter or improving your memory. But until now, no one has compared these games to other types of video games. In this study, the researchers did just that, and the action game genre won.  Read More

[Review] Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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November 9th marked the 10th anniversary of the release of Halo 2, and 343 Industries has released Halo: The Master Chief Collection to commemorate it. It includes the remastered versions of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, as well as Halo 3 and Halo 4, all for the price of one game. If you haven’t played all of the games in the Halo main series, then this is a great opportunity to pick them all up.  If you’re a longtime Halo fan and have already played them all (like me), then this is still a great opportunity to have all four games on one disc. Read More