How important is Amazon's NFL deal for Amazon and the future of the league?

Amazon is set to begin hosting the first of its 10 Thursday Night Football games with tonight’s match-up between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. As consumers continue to be faced with a deluge of content options and cord-cutting becomes more popular, it remains to be seen whether consumers will fork out an extra $99 per year for something they can already get for free.

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Sega will let you play Sonic the Hedgehog and other games for free

Sega launches five games on mobile: Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star II, Kid Chameleon, and Comix Zone. Best of all: they’re all free.

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Nintendo just announced a real Pokemon game is coming to Nintendo Switch

At the E3 gaming convention on Tuesday, Nintendo showed off several new games, including the announcement of an upcoming Pokemon game.

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'For Honor' review: A tough learning curve, but a rewarding game

There are plenty of decent medieval war-based games on the market, but Ubisoft has created one of the best titles so far with “For Honor.”

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'Battlefield 1' review: Through the blood and beauty

The “Battlefield” franchise has been one of the leading titles in First-Person Shooter games for more than a decade, and the newest installment does not disappoint.

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UK military bases could suffer surge in visits by 'Pokemon Go' fanatics

An urgent briefing was issued to all sites after it was reported the game’s digital characters had been reported at locations inside secure military establishments.

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'Pokemon Go': These are the hardest Pokemon to catch

Catching Pokemon in one of the hottest mobile games of all time is not always easy, regardless of bugs and other annoyances that might cause you even more trouble than normal.

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'The Trace,' Sega's 'Sonic' series come to Apple TV's tvOS App Store

Article Image Two popular games from other platforms — “The Trace” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” — launched for the fourth-generation Apple TV on Thursday, with Sega promising that more Sonic titles would be making the trip shortly.

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Apple declines to bid for NFL Thursday night streaming rights – report

Article Image If the National Football League’s Thursday night games come to the Apple TV this fall, it will be on someone else’s dime as Apple has reportedly chosen not to bid for rights to show those events.

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Macs will be able to stream PS4 games over Wi-Fi 'soon,' Sony says

Article Image PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to stream their games to a Mac or Windows PC via the console’s Remote Play feature, Sony announced on Tuesday.

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Brains Of Video Game-Addicted Teens Are Hyper Connected

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For the thousands of teens with internet gaming disorder, the symptoms can look a lot like any other addiction: A lack of control over the time and money spent on gaming, distance from family or friends, neglected schoolwork. And, as with other addictions, patients’ brains may look different too, according to a new study in the journal Addiction Biology. Teens with gaming addictions seem to have stronger connections between several different parts of the brain. And while that’s not necessarily a bad thing for how the brain functions, it may lead to a greater likelihood of concurrent psychiatric disorders.

In the study, the researchers took fMRI scans of the brains of 78 teenage boys diagnosed with Internet gaming disorder, and 73 subjects without the condition. Then they compared the connections between 25 different regions of the brain in the addicted subjects versus the controls.

It turned out that the teens with internet gaming addiction had much stronger connections between several different regions of the brain. Some of these may boost the boys’ cognitive performance. For example, a stronger connection between the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex and bilateral insulae may allow the subjects to react more quickly to important events, like an attack in a video game, for example.

“Hyperconnectivity between these brain networks could lead to a more robust ability to direct attention toward targets, and to recognize novel information in the environment,” study author Jeffrey Anderson told PsyPost. “The changes could essentially help someone to think more efficiently.”

But others were troubling to the researchers. A strong connection between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and temporoparietal junction is thought to limit a person’s impulse control and can be found in patients with Down syndrome, schizophrenia, and autism. These sorts of connections may make a person more easily distracted, bolstering previous findings that patients with internet gaming disorder have a higher frequency of other neurological disorders such as ADHD.

The study provides a good jumping off point for future research into the neuroscience of internet gaming addiction. It didn’t include females, so it’s hard to make broad generalizations about the brains of all patients with internet gaming addiction, especially since female gaming addicts also have other mood disorders more often than their male counterparts, as the study authors note. And while the researchers hypothesize that gaming may have strengthened these neural connections over time, it’s also possible that people with those connections were simply drawn to video games.

In future work, the researchers plan to assess how these neural connections affect subjects’ cognitive performance.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/brains-video-game-addicted-teens-are-hyper-connected

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