So it turns out fruit flies are self-aware and can play video games

According to a new report in the Journal of Neuroscience, fruit flies may be a higher order species than we may have thought. A crucial function of the brain is to be able to distinguish whether or not changes in the environment are caused by one’s own actions. Even the smallest brains appear to be capable of making this distinction, as has been shown by closed-loop behavioral experiments in flies controlling visual stimuli in virtual reality paradigms. Scientists at theRead more

Oculus Rift E3 2015 Reveal

The consumer version of the Oculus Rift has been announced, leading the coming wave of E3 2015 announcements, reveals, and press conferences. I’m very bulling on the future potential of VR, so I was excited to see how Oculus would finally reveal the final consumer product. The start of the conference was disappointing: rather than describing the potential of this device and the amazing experiences that can be created with VR, Brand Iribe, their CEO, basically just showed the physical product andRead more

Crossy Man

Pac-Man turns 35 this year, and Pac Man 256 will be out this summer to celebrate. Bandai Namco partnered with the creators of the successful and (insanely profitable) Crossy Road to create what looks like a great spin on the classic, and a nod to the experts that conquered the original game. Out this summer for mobile devices – showing how central a part mobile plays in the modern game industry. Trailer below: Gaming can be an strategy to engage fans andRead more