Razer, a company associated with competitive, hardcore gaming has truly impressed me with its PC gaming-grade motion sensing controller. The Razer Hydra coupled with Valve’s Portal 2, brings out the full PC Motion Control potential that is sure to impress all other gamers. (more…)
Clinical reports of individuals who have been resuscitated after flatlining have recounted out-of-body experiences upon regaining consciousness. The accounts described by all these individuals share certain similarities: a sensation of becoming detached, or floating above their body, yet still able to perceive the world in front of them. In fact, some people have reported this type of disembodiment as a voluntary ability that they are able to engage at will. Is this capacity to detach consciousness from body a legitimate human talent? Or is it merely an illusion generated by some haywire neurochemistry brought close to the brink of death?
Chances are you have a friend, relative, or perhaps maybe a local transient, that has briefly discussed a paranormal experience with you. Each year, thousands of eye-witness accounts are documented in a variety of different locations spread throughout the United States. Today, the The Paranoid Gamer covers 5 of the most intriguing paranormal locations, and let’s you decide if they are actually haunted.(more…)
Forget about seeing into the distant future, what about existing long enough to actually live it? The quest for immortality is a beguiling theme in human culture, and it is no surprise to see why the concept of living forever, for better or for worse, has been popularized throughout history. To have the opportunity to watch time unfold with your own eyes is something that dwells in the depths of many people’s thoughts, for a variety of reasons. However, people accept that they will never see their twentieth generation grandchildren, or witness the types of technological breakthroughs we only dream about in science fiction media. Granted, it is a fact that human lifespan has been extended significantly with the advent of modern medical and hygienic practices, but it seems that we as a species have reached the upper limits of how much time we are allotted on this planet. Or have we?
Though archaeologists disagree on the exact date for man’s discovery of fire, the primitive allure that it evokes cannot be denied. Fire creates the background for so many social settings- a romantic candlelit dinner, ghost stories whispered around a campfire, and nighttime gatherings around a beach bonfire.(more…)
Human beings have evolved a remarkable capacity to gather information from their environment. Sight, taste, smell, sound and touch- these traditional senses provide a concrete way to define the space in which we live. Individuals can develop these senses, some to a level of proficiency beyond that of the average human being. Consider the visual acuity involved in military marksmanship, the discriminating palate of a gourmet cook, a wine taster’s sensitivity to the bouquet of a bottle of wine, or a trained musician’s ability to identify perfect pitch. Despite the fact that people like these have honed their sensory abilities to an advanced degree, however, their talents would not be called paranormal. However, there is the belief that an extrasensory capacity for touch exists within the repertoire of human abilities.
Abilities outside the traditional senses have tantalized human imagination for decades, but all proof of paranormal human activity has been anecdotal for the most part. Or has it? While empirical data does exist for incidences of telepathic communication, it has been subject to numerous criticisms of validity and interpretation. However, despite a lack of available/reputable documentation of this meta-human potential, enthusiasm for the notion of direct, mind-to-mind communication remains undiminished.(more…)
Diablo 3 is finally upon us. Does it falter under the insurmountable hype around it or does it thrive in spite of it?(more…)
This June won’t see the release of any overly-hyped titans in the video game industry, but there are still a number of interesting, new titles and the awesomeness we call E3 to balance it out. So, when you’re not too busy following the event and watching live streams of panels (or if you’re one of those really lucky gamers, actually walking amongst the booths), give a thought to checking out some of these games scheduled to hit stores this month.
Skeptics of the paranormal raise their eyebrows at the word “ghost”, but the sheer historical volume of international spectral sightings suggests that the belief in apparitions may have more substance than shadow.
Ever wanted to throw fireballs with your hands as if you were the Human Torch or perhaps Jean Grey? Well, as chucking scorching flames around the room might get a little, uh, exciting, most would settle for just being able to start something on fire. The power of combustion in the palm of my hand? You can count me in!
We are currently looking for anyone interested in writing for TheParanoidGamer. Are you interested in breaking into the gaming industry? Do you want to write about the unknown? At this point we are looking for volunteer positions. If this idea interests you hit the break to view more information regarding this opportunity.(more…)