Video games can make us creative if spark is right
Video games that energize players and induce a positive mood could also enhance creativity, according to media researchers. However, the study also finds that players who were not highly energized and had a negative mood, registered the highest creativity. "You need defocused attention for being creative," said S. Shyam Sundar, professor of film, video and media studies at Penn State. "When you have low arousal and are negative, you tend to focus on detail and become more analytical."
Jolie gets the non-star treatment
Recipe for an action film: 1) Secure the rights to one of the hottest video game properties of the last few years, perhaps best described as Indiana Jones with breasts. 2) Sign Angelina Jolie as the lead and push the movie to be your studioís top entry in the summer box-office sweepstakes. 3) Leave your starís name off the movie poster?
Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns
Blurring the lines between historical legend and mythic fantasy is Strategy First's upcoming Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, an RTS that promises to breathe life into its flagging genre.
New "Who's The Winner"
A new version of the Who's the Winner log analyzer for Q3A has been released as Pre-Final 2.0. New in this version is support for 8 more mods and and a slew of other features. Here's the list: Add: Mod support for: BFG10K, Eternal Arena, Pure CTF, Excessive, NIQ3, InstaGib, OSP. Add: Recognize as vanilla q3 logs: Akimbo, OhShit. Add: "Skip single games" option. Add: Support for "One Flag CTF" (Team Arena). Add: Shell commands with long name options. Add: More checking routine to prevent freeze caused by logs corrupted. Add: Weapon actions graph in "Specific Frags/Deaths" (Single Games). Mod: Layout on main page changed. Mod: High & Low scores from top 20 players global rank. Mod: A game played by players using same nicknames is automatically discarded. Mod: WTW installation is now ultraeasy under Windows.
Emperor: Battle for Dune
A visit from Westwood and first hand impressions of Westwood's next big title inside.
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