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The Future Of Video Games

1/29/2015 6:18 PM

Who knows what the future will be like? Um, video games do. In 2027, we'll never ask for cyborg limbs. In 2027, our Systems will be Shocked. In 2183 we'll punch space reporters, and in 2174 we'll wonder why Destiny still doesn't have a story.

Reader Norbert Demeter sent in this infographic he made, putting all the future locations of sci-fi game universes in a single timeline. We're in for a rough ride, and one that doesn't make much sense now, but if Nintendo can cram disparate events into
some kind of canon, I'm sure one of you can work the same magic here.

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Comments | Posted in Game News By Alison Alison

This isn't nationwide. But next month, Hokkaido Prefecture is rolling out "No Video Game Day." There won't be just one of these days, but two—and two every month.

NHK reports that among students nationwide, test scores are down in Hokkaido. It sounds like the PTA and the Hokkaido Board of Education are pinning the blame on video games. Which would incorrectly make the assumption that children in other parts of Japan are not playing lots of video games?

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And that's not according to me, that's according to the Americam Dialect Society, who earlier this month held their 25th Word of the Year awards.

As the Wall Street Journal (via Daily Dot) report, "salty" was named as one of the winners of "Most Likely to Succeed", a kind of heads-up award for a word that they think will get more useful, and widespread, in the near future.

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