Reports are in that the android based gaming console Ouya is set to release a 99$ console as soon as early June this year. Ouaya had completed its kickstarter funding and raised $8.5 million on August last year. Continue reading
In the latest incident, a father bought his son a refurbished Nindendo 3DS as a Christmas gift from a local Gamestop. LIttle did he know, he was to get more surprise than he bargained for. The previous owner had loaded the 3DS with nine pornographic pictures which the 5 year old would later discover. After knowing of the incident, Gamestop immediately issued an apology and gave the kid a brand new Nintendo 3Ds to put his mind off the EWW images. We don’t know if the father is content with the apology or if he has a lawsuit in mind. Gamestop in another statement insisted that their quality control was rigorous and than while processing millions of refurbished products, an error in one could have occurred.
On March 2011, a report in Cnet.com claimed that exergaming qualifies as real exercise. The following are some excerpts from that news report:
So-called exergaming can result in energy expenditure well above walking 3 mph on a treadmill, researchers have found.
Those who prefer the comfort and proximity of their own living rooms to the gym have good news today: so-called exergames can indeed result in elevated energy expenditures, often above that achieved walking 3 miles an hour on a treadmill.
Bruce W. Bailey, a researcher at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and Kyle McInnis of the University of Massachusetts in Boston studied the effects of six forms of exergaming–interactive “gaming activities that feature player movement”–on 39 middle school boys and girls. They assessed energy expenditure throughout 10 minutes of play followed by 5 minutes of rest. Continue reading