The Best Video Games of 2022 | TimeVideo game adaptations remain an attractive prospect for the film and television industries, and 2022 definitely highlighted the successes and failures of that effort. Sony’s Uncharted left critics mixed but did respectable numbers worldwide, launching a new franchise for Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg. Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 grossed nearly the same …….

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Image: Courtesy of Joipaw  A U.K.-based startup called Joipaw is serious about making video games for dogs.Why it matters: What might sound like a joke is actually a project that could have health benefits for dogs’ brains.What’s happening: Joipaw’s games, which are still being prototyped, run on a custom saliva-resistant touch-screen console that the canine competitors play with their sno…….

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The practice of meditation and mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular, with phone apps, YouTube videos, retreats, even Zoom sessions making meditation increasingly accessible. 
Its Western traction has fostered a fair amount of research and studies that now link a regular mindfulness practice to both physical and mental benefits.  Practitioners report less stress and anxiety and a greater …….

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Netflix has put up more than a dozen job listings on its website for Netflix Games Studio’s Los Angeles office, as spotted by Mobilegamer.biz. These listings give us a few hints about the company’s plans for the new studio. In particular, Netflix is hiring a game director to work on “a brand-new AAA PC game”.
Last month at TechCrunch Disrupt, Netflix VP of Gaming Mike Verdu originally…….

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Hollywood hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to turning video games into feature-length films. Most of these adaptations have received the cinematic equivalent of a “Game Over” upon release, leading many to believe that a great video game movie is impossible.
The film industry has gotten more skilled at bringing games to the big screen in recent years, however, with Sonic the Hed…….

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Hogwarts Legacy. Screenshot: Avalanche Software, Warner Bros. EntertainmentDevelopers of some of the world’s most popular video games are expanding the tools players use to create characters: downplaying gendered terms and untethering options for body types, voice and other characteristics from gender selection.Why it matters: The shift is part of a trend by the industry to be more inclusive to …….

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When my eight-year-old son told me he was making his friends happy and fighting bullies in a video game, I was curious. He told me about Kind Kingdom, a game his school librarian recommended. On his computer, my son walked his character toward a friend whose head was down and handed the other character a heart. The friend picked up his head and smiled. Then my son maneuvered the player along a pat…….

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