Kurt Whittaker

XbOX adaptive controller designed for disabled gamers

Disabled gaming

A lack of accessibility options, due to narrowly focused game design, can exclude disabled gamers from a range of titles. This may make interaction with game content more challenging. Gaming while disabled… is gaming While there may be some differences in the ways disabled and able-bodied gamers play, research tends to separate the groups rather …

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Online gaming addiction

What is gaming addiction? The World Health Organisation (WHO) included Gaming Disorder in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in 2018. Despite this, there are still issues with gaming addiction not being accepted as a ‘legitimate’ addiction. ‘Addiction’ is often linked with substances and physical dependency. However, uncontrollable, compulsive behaviours will be present in someone …

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PS5 Digital Edition and Xbox Series S: buying a digital next-gen console

With the arrival of the so-called ‘ninth generation’ of home video game consoles, we’re seeing a radical shift in the approach of the console manufacturers. For the first time, right out of the gate, both Sony and Microsoft are offering gamers a unique choice: do you or do you not want an optical drive with …

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