This is your Press Start to Begin news brief for November 4th, 2013.
- Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité University Medicine St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus found that playing computers games led to the development of the areas of the brain responsible for memory formation,spatial orientation, fine motor skills, and planning. There are potential applications for this, including treating PTSD and Alzheimer’s.
- New York University opened a 40,000 square foot media and game center. NYU will be using the facility to bring together video game design, digital media design, and other visual arts in order to offer more degree concentrations on video games.
- $3,600,211.09 was raised by a charity event hosted by Extra Life. The money was raised for Children Miracle Network Hospitals. The site was with with four DDoS attacks. It’s not known why the site was targeted.
- DICE is working to fix the bugs which plagues Battlefield 4’s multiplayer. Updates on the fixes can be found here.
- Capcom announced their net profits for the 2nd quarter was up 20% from last year.