Ever felt guilty about playing video games while the world crumbles around you? Well, you’re in luck, because Borderlands 3 now includes a special mini-game that lets you contribute to real-world scientific research while earning in-game rewards.
Google’s DeepMind AI lab has been hard at work creating programs to take on human players across a variety of games these last few years. In 2016 its AlphaGo beat the best Go player in the world. Earlier this year, its Alpha Star defeated two middle-tier pros at StarCraft 2….
Researchers from the University of Montreal have looked into the effects that playing video games has on the brains of older adults. Comparing playing Super Mario 64 with learning piano, the study found an increase in grey matter for game-playing participants. However, the research is not without flaws.