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Patent says: PS3 just wants to see you laugh

Like any self-learning sentient world-destroying super-computer, PS3 just wants to understand human emotion. One of the crazier patents discovered by Siliconera reveals Sony's plans to put a real emotion engine into the PS3. The example above highlights the system's ability to detect laughter, but...

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Mass Effect 2 won't 'shy away from emotionally engaging moments'

In response to the dumb, dumb controversy surrounding the original Mass Effect's thoroughly non-erotic, two-minute-long sex scene, Bioware co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk recently addressed the inclusion of further intergalactic sexcapades in Mass Effect 2 during an interview with VG247....

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Philosony: Yea, though I walk through the uncanny valley...

I wrote a few weeks back about the uncanny valley and Hideo Kojima's possibly telling observation that war machines of the future may exploit the creepiness of robotic simulations to instill fear in their prey. I want to turn my attention now to a discussion of the valley as it applies more...

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Science says: FPS players enjoy getting shot

Intuitively, winning at a video game should be more fun than losing, right? Thankfully, science is around to show us exactly how our intuition is totally wrong. According to a study in the February issue of science journal Emotion, "the wounding and death of the player's own character may increase...

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NYU prof lets you play with emotion

Tired of video game characters that look and act like robots? New York University Professor Ken Perlin shares your pain. In a recent presentation at the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival, Perlin presented a "set of techniques whereby animated characters can become more emotionally...

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