Researchers at Arizona State University, in collaboration with HyperX, have conducted a biometrics study to determine when gamers are approaching the tipping point of rage quitting and how to prevent it. By monitoring factors such as heart rate, skin conductivity, eye movements, and facial expressions, the study successfully predicted tilt approximately 15 to 20 minutes in advance. This research has the potential to significantly enhance the well-being and performance of gamers, and HyperX plans to expand its involvement in this area by partnering with leading sports science institutions to address the physical and psychological challenges faced by gamers.
In the face of growing competition in the VR gaming market, Meta’s Quest Gaming Showcase unveiled exciting announcements to cater to VR gamers invested in Meta’s platform. The showcase featured Asgard’s Wrath 2, a massive RPG adventure, Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR expanding the franchise to Quest headsets, and the spooky Stranger Things VR. These announcements demonstrate Meta’s commitment to delivering captivating experiences amidst heightened competition in the VR gaming industry.
In a recent development, a group of talented CD Projekt Red veterans has banded together to form a dynamic game development studio known as Blank. Led by the visionary Mateusz Kanik, game director of Cyberpunk 2077, this new venture aims to deliver extraordinary and unparalleled gaming experiences. With a strong emphasis on individual creativity, a healthy work-life balance, and a commitment to polished craftsmanship, Blank is set to shake up the industry. Stay tuned for their highly anticipated debut game, shrouded in mystery but hinted to be an epic “post-apocalyptic adventure” with a captivating “road trip vibe.”
Blizzard Entertainment has announced the launch of Overwatch 2’s first Pride event, offering players an opportunity to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community using new cosmetic items and name cards. Additionally, Blizzard is expanding LGBTQ+ representation in the game’s roster, revealing that Baptiste is bisexual and Pharah is a lesbian, joining previously confirmed queer characters. This milestone reflects the studio’s history of collaborating with its employee LGBTQ+ network to authentically represent queer characters in the Overwatch universe and provide players with opportunities for self-expression and identification within the game.