Midnight In The Desert — video games

Man Allegedly Becomes Paralyzed after Playing Video Game on his Phone for Two Days Straight

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Man Allegedly Becomes Paralyzed after Playing Video Game on his Phone for Two Days Straight

A 29-year-old man from Guangzhou, China experienced sudden paralysis of all four limbs after spending two consecutive days playing on his mobile phone. The man reportedly spent a lot of his time looking down at his handheld, but this latest gaming marathon was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Late last month, the yet unidentified gamer spent two consecutive days trying to advance as much as possible in the mobile video game he was so passionate about. In the early hours of the third day, he felt a sudden pain and stiffness in his neck. Within moments all four...

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What Is Pokémon Go and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

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What Is Pokémon Go and Why Is Everyone Talking About It?

First, my friend caught a Charmander at a supermarket. Then the flood started: Digletts on a steering wheel. Rhyhorn at the bar. Magikarp on a frying pan. They’re all Pokémon to catch, part of a new game called Pokémon Go. You’ve probably heard of it—but what is it, and why is everyone obsessed with it? Pokémon is the portmanteau of “pocket monsters,” and an insanely popular franchise with a just as insanely long history. In Pokémon, monsters roam the lands, and your job is to find, capture, and train them. Then you put them in battle against other players. Growing...

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Elon Musk thinks we're probably living in a simulation

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Elon Musk thinks we're probably living in a simulation

Is our life a simulation? Elon Musk has thought about this a lot.

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How Scary is the Paranormal Activity VR Game?

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How Scary is the Paranormal Activity VR Game?

We locked some people in a room to play the Paranormal Activity VR game to see how scary it was. It's coming Summer 2016, but what did we discover? See for yourself.

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Brain Implant Enables Quadriplegic Man to Play Guitar Hero With His Hands

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Brain Implant Enables Quadriplegic Man to Play Guitar Hero With His Hands

Six years ago while vacationing with friends, Ian Burkhart suffered an accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. A new system now allows him to make complex movements with his hand and fingers, making him the first person in history to regain function using signals from his brain. The system, called NeuroLife, is allowing Burkhart to make functional movements, such as picking up utensils, pouring the contents from a bottle, swiping a credit card—and even playing Guitar Hero. It was developed by researchers from the Battelle Memorial Institute, with a little help from Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical...

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