Fab; my eyesight is being improved by extensive playing of Unreal Tournament 2004. If you believe the press reports of recent studies into the matter. Apparently the game can boost the eyesight’s “contrast sensitivity” by up to 20 percent. I think I’ve mentioned previously that playing pinball games seems to result in better photojournalism sessions in fast-moving situations. And now it seems that UT2004 might also benefit photography, but in another way. There are also hints that UT2004 works as “lubricating oil” for the brain…

“action video games can interact with our potential for neural [ie.: brain] plasticity”

And they couldn’t have chosen a better game. UT2004 is now exactly five years old (in the shops at around the end of March 2004) but is still going strong due to it being possibly the best FPS game ever made. Unlike its dismal successor UT3, which was as disappointing as any new Morrissey album. The long-awaited major new patch (v.2.0) and a fat Titan Pack of free new material for UT3 was recently dutifully downloaded and installed — but even with these updates I have to say UT3 is still not even half as fun as UT2004 is. I’d eBay it if there weren’t over 80 people already trying to sell their copy.