Author Archives: JcMcbride

3 VR Games You Still Need to Play

VR has gone from a novelty to a must have for most hardcore gamers in the past two years. With hundreds of releases and ports from major studios and indie developers, it can be hard to keep up. Many VR games end up not being worth the hype. But, some games stand the test of […]

Video Games and Your Health

Ever since the first video games were created, there has been a raging debate about how they affect people’s health. Video games have been blamed for everything from obesity to mental illness. However, the more researchers look into video games, the more health benefits they find. Physical Health Video games do not make you fat. Because […]

Will Machine Learning and Video Games Converge?

Imagine playing the latest version of Call of Duty against the computer. But, instead of just learning the patterns of the AI characters, you discover they can actually think for themselves. Suddenly there is no difference between playing the computer and playing against real gamers. Would this make the game better or worse? The Video […]

Chronos: Finally a VR RPG Worth Your Time

One of the basic rules in Chronos also happens to be exactly what my mother warned me about when I started playing video games. Every time you enter the labyrinth in the game you lose a little bit of your life. You start the game young, quick, and full o f hope. You end the […]

The Climb Takes VR to New Heights

The Climb manages to both be the exact type of virtual reality game everyone expected the new technology to produce and a complete revelation in what is possible. In The Climb, you are rock climber. You are faced with several different challenging situations. In each case your job is to make it to the top […]

Get Addicted to Work by Playing Job Simulator

It’s 2050 and robots now do all the menial tasks that humans were once forced to endure. Fortunately, you can find out what it was like to “job” back before robots made humans almost superfluous. All you have to do is step into the Job Simulation created by JobBot. Job Simulation is not only the […]

Who’s Afraid of VR?

As virtual reality gains traction in the marketplace, leaders and pundits are increasingly raising the alarm about the dangers of this new technology. Are the critics right? Should we be worried about the unprecedented dangers of this new form of information technology? Could virtual reality be ruining children’s minds and corrupting their morals? Let’s Play […]