Inside the World’s First Video Game Amusement Park

WTB one ticket to World Joyland.

If you’ve got a hankering to join the world’s biggest nerdfest (no, we’re not talking about Comic-Con), you might have to hop a plane all the way to Changzhou, China to get the ultimate Warcraft and Starcraft fix.

Billed as the world’s first video game-themed amusement park, “World Joyland” is …

Study: Average Gamer Is 37 Years Old (No Joke)

Do kids ever really outgrow their gaming controllers and headsets? Apparently not, according to a new study that finds the average gamer has long surpassed puberty and is, in fact, 37 years old.

It turns out that 72% of American households play computer or video games, but interestingly, the majority of gamers aren’t even under 18. …

This Robot Can Beat You at Angry Birds

If you thought leisure activities were safe from a robot takeover, you might want to watch OptoFidelity’s robot play Angry Birds.

This particular machine can’t walk or talk, but it can fling avian avatars into plump pigs with ease. The robot was programmed ahead of time by humans, so don’t get too freaked out. It just happens to have …

Chimps Know Who They Are When Playing Video Games

For humans, associating with video game characters is second-nature. I ducked. I jumped. I fell off a cliff and died.

As it turns out, chimpanzees are capable of similar associations. At Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute in Japan, scientists discovered that chimps become aware of their digital avatars when playing video …

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