Pokémon Go may help with depression, study finds

Pokémon Go might alleviate mild depression symptoms, it turns out. A new study by the London School of Economics and Political Science titled “Location-Based Mobile Gaming and Local Depression Trends: A Study of Pokémon Go” argues that Pokémon Go “may alleviate non-clinical forms of mild depression for users playing the game,” because it encourages physical activity outside and face-to-face socialization. […]

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Rainbow Six Mobile looks like Siege on the go

Ubisoft is squeezing the tactical-shooter action of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege onto mobile devices with the aptly named Rainbow Six Mobile. The Android and iOS title’s developers describe their new game as “like the full-fat version of Rainbow Six Siege that everyone knows and loves,” but tailored for touchscreen devices. Developers at Ubisoft Montreal say Rainbow Six Mobile, which […]

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Dungleon transforms Wordle into a 5-character dungeon crawler

Since its online release last October, Wordle has steadily grown from a fun daily internet distraction into a full-blown viral phenomenon now owned by The New York Times. Aside from inspiring whole swaths of players to devise their own strategies for correctly guessing each day’s new word, Wordle now seems to have inspired a nascent subgenre of “Wordle-likes.” That now […]

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Viral word game Wordle purchased by NYT for ‘low-7 figures’

Viral word game Wordle is now part of The New York Times. Wordle creator Josh Wardle announced Monday that the media company’s games section will take over the game. Wordle will eventually move to the New York Times site, where it will be free-to-play for all players. Wardle said he’s trying to make sure players’ wins and win streaks move […]

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Wordle has reignited my family group chat

My partner’s mom has this saying (more or less) that she didn’t care what her kids message her, she just wants regular messages to make sure we are all alive and well. Now, thanks to the viral word guessing game Wordle, she doesn’t have to worry anymore. In Wordle, you spend six turns trying to guess a daily word. With […]

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Court orders YouTuber to stay off Roblox

An Oakland, California court has ordered Roblox YouTube creator Ruben Sim to stay off the popular gaming platform from which he’s been banned for several years, according to court documents obtained by Polygon. The Roblox Corporation filed a lawsuit against Sim in November, accusing the YouTuber of leading a “cybermob” that terrorized the platform. The company was originally looking for […]

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