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CSGO found to be the most stress-relieving shooter, according to University of Leeds study on heart rates and blood pressure

For all its drama, smack-talking and screaming at LANs, Counter-Strike is apparently the most calming esports shooter out there. That’s according to a new study from human biology and psychology researchers at the University of Leeds, which investigated the physiological effects of stress related to gaming. The study by the UK university, commissioned by BetVictor, focused on popular FPS and battle royale games including Apex Legends, CSGO, Call of Duty Warzone and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). Continue reading CSGO found to be the most stress-relieving shooter, according to University of Leeds study on heart rates and blood pressure

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Razer announces esports wellness program, EU Invitational in Fortnite, Valorant and Brawl Stars, new webcam and capture card for streamers, and Razercon 2021

Gaming hardware brand has made a slew of announcements around esports and streaming, including a wellness program, EU Invitational and new gear for streamers. Razer launches esports wellness program Razer has announced the ‘Champions Start from Within’ esports wellness program, which seeks to promote healthy and sustainable gaming habits. It will collaborate with psychologists, physical therapists, nutritionists and other experts to provide resources in the form of videos, articles, contacts and events, designed for pro and amateur gamers. Continue reading Razer announces esports wellness program, EU Invitational in Fortnite, Valorant and Brawl Stars, new webcam and capture card for streamers,…

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Fnatic publishes esports safeguarding policies: ‘So far there has been limited progress made when it comes to protecting the rights of young people and vulnerable adults in our industry’

Fnatic, the London-based esports organisation, has today unveiled what it claims is the first ever set of safeguarding policies designed specifically for pro gaming. The publication of the organisation’s Global Safeguarding Policies ‘highlights Fnatic’s commitment to spearheading the conversation and development of safeguarding in pro gaming to build a safer system that protects current and future gamers’. The safeguarding policies were developed in partnership with leading experts, including safeguarding training consultancy Safeguarding Today, key advisers to the government on online harms and safeguarding, and safeguarding leads at professional sports teams, including various Premier League clubs. Continue reading Fnatic publishes esports…

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Twitch’s New Hot Tub Category Is Full Of Parodies, Fakes, And Scams

Last week, Twitch finally responded to controversy surrounding the so-called “hot tub meta” by clarifying its rules and creating a new section called Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches. Given that many complaints about hot tub streams stemmed from the idea that they represented a “loophole” in Twitch’s rules, it has certainly been something to watch people cannon ball into the new section and immediately stretch the definition of “hot tub stream”—or even just “stream”—to its breaking point.

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Cyberpunk 2077 1.04 patch fixes braindance epilepsy triggers

Cyberpunk 2077 has been getting patches around the clock ahead of and following its launch, but the latest patch seems to have fixed its most concerning issue.As first reported by Game Informer’s Liana Ruppert, the review version of Cyberpunk 2077 was found to contain images that could risk triggering seizures in people suffering from photosensitive epilepsy.The worst of these was the game’s braindance sequences, which caused Ruppert to have a grand mal seizure. CD Projekt Red have been quick to react to the news, having added a new ‘risk of seizure’ warning message when players first boot up the game, before…

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PSA: Cyberpunk 2077 contains images that could trigger epileptic seizures

Blockbuster RPG apparently isn’t safe for those who suffer from epilepsy.Parts of CD Projekt’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 can trigger epileptic seizures.That’s according to Game Informer’s Lianna Ruppert, who wrote an article about playing the game as someone who suffers from epilepsy. Cyberpunk 2077’s Night City setting apparently boasts many clubs and bars with bright lights that are “danger zones for epileptics.” Meanwhile, Johnny Silverhand – played by Keanu Reeves – is highlighted with a blue glitch effect that might trigger seizures for some with epilepsy.The game’s Braindance feature, meanwhile, is another risky area for epileptics. This mechanic allows you to…