Researchers discover a new application for immersive virtual reality video games in the form of pain management. The same sensory overload that makes the VR experience unique and gratifying for the user can also be used to redirect a patient’s focus to provide momentary relief from pain.
GamesIndustry.biz presents a statistical overview of the global games industry in 2022, worth an estimated $184.4 billion. The United States tops the list for worldwide consumer spending at $20.8 billion. Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beats out Elden Ring and Madden NFL 23 for the title of “Best-selling Game of the Year” in the US.
Jumping to the top of the UK charts, Sony’s God of War: Ragnarök reclaims the No. 1 spot on the UK boxed charts with an impressive 32% increase in sales this week. This uptick in sales coincides with the new shipment of PS5 to hit UK markets, where the title is part of a featured bundle.
Just in time for the holidays, Overwatch 2 welcomes back its Winter Wonderland. Players will get that festive feel by reveling in returning game modes like Yet Hunter and Snowball Deathmatch while donning new winter-themed skins, available through the in-game store.