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World of Warcraft-Obsessed Couple Convicted of Child Abuse

World of Warcraft-Obsessed Couple Convicted of Child Abuse

By Josh Wolford August 12, 2014

Officials in Orange County, California say that one couple’s World of Warcraft obsession contributed to their horrible treatment of two children. Lester and Petra Huffmire, both 41, were convicted of two felony counts of child abuse, two misdemeanor counts of …

Gaming Isn’t Entirely Antisocial, Shows Study

For decades now parents across the world have been nagging children to put down the video games and get outside the house to socialize. With the advent of the internet and more social gaming, however, new research is showing that …

Amazon to Launch Streaming Video Device on April 2nd Amazon to Launch Streaming Video Device on April 2nd

Amazon’s long-delayed streaming video device will finally see the light of day, as the company is planning on unveiling it at a press event in New York City on April 2nd. Members of the press have received an invite to …

Gamers Are Student Athletes at South Korean College Gamers Are Student Athletes at South Korean College

Although we’re coming around to it, there’s no doubt that places like South Korea are a little more into eSports than we are. But if a South Korean mother did happen to get a bit concerned with the amount of …

Amazon to Launch Dongle in April, Per Reports Amazon to Launch Dongle in April, Per Reports

Amazon’s long-awaited video streaming device will hit stores next month, according to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal. The streaming device, which has been rumored for years, will reportedly hit Amazon.com as well as a handful of brick-and-mortar retailers …

Pizza Hut Is Selling a Bunch of Pizzas via Xbox App Pizza Hut Is Selling a Bunch of Pizzas via Xbox App

When Pizza Hut first announced that they had created a pizza-ordering app for the Xbox 360, it was hard to say that it wasn’t at least an interesting idea. What goes good with gaming? Pizza. What goes good with 12-hour …

Yahoo: Xbox One More Anticipated Than PS4 Yahoo: Xbox One More Anticipated Than PS4

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Sony’s PS4 was released on Friday, and Microsoft’s Xbox One will be released exactly a week later. Obviously both consoles have been highly anticipated by gamers, and will compete for their dollars. Yahoo shared some search trend data with us, …

Minecraft Can Now Be Played In School Minecraft Can Now Be Played In School

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Move over, Oregon Trail. Minecraft, the popular sandbox game where players build worlds out of 3D boxes, is being used for the first time in an elementary school in Davie, Florida. The game, which has no real end and no …

Did the Kinect Just Un-Jump The Shark? Did the Kinect Just Un-Jump The Shark?

When people bring up Kinect it’s generally met with semi-disgust as it was just a gimmicky thing to try and compete with the Nintendo Wii, right? Well now it seems that Microsoft is taking cool factor of the Kinect up …

Xbox One and Playstation 4 Sold Out
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It’s almost Christmas time again and for gamers that means going to great lengths to get their hands on one of the new must-have, next-gen video game consoles. On Nov. 15, Sony will release the PS4 while Microsoft will release …

Reddit’s Gaymer Community Wins Trademark Fight

After a months-long legal fight involving a site owner, one reddit community, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the term “gaymer” is no longer trademarked. The reddit community r/gaymers has won their fight against a “gaymer” trademark, held by gaymer.org operator …

As PCs Tank, Gaming Hardware Sales Are Steady As PCs Tank, Gaming Hardware Sales Are Steady
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PC shipments are falling, and fast. Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system was not enough to save PC manufacturers from a disappointing holiday season in 2012, and the quickly rising tablet market is beginning to cut out PC sales for …

The Future of Cloud Computing in Gaming
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Cloud computing is a disruptive force in the business of gaming. Not only is it revolutionizing how gamers purchase and play games, but redefining how developers and publishers run their businesses. The gaming community disagrees over what cloud can mean …

The Xbox Was Almost Named Something Seriously Dumb

Say what you want about the name Microsoft decided to give its groundbreaking gaming console back in 2001 – but “Xbox” sure beats “M-PAC” (Microsoft Play and Action Center). Today, we get confirmation that whatever you think about the name …

Super Mario Bros, Recreated with Food and Vined

Like most visual media, crappy Vines can be really, really crappy. And great Vines can be really, really great. This set of Vines falls into that latter category. Using, Cheez-Its, mini marshmallows, graham crackers, Chex, gum drops, and what appears …

Amazing Video Game Collection Hits eBay for $550K
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As of right now, you have just under 10 days to place your bid on one of the most fascinating collections of video games, consoles, and accessories that has ever been offered on the internet. One eBay user has put …

New York Kicks More Sex Offenders Off Online Gaming
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The State of New York is still going after online gamers who happen to be convicted sex offenders, as today the Attorney General’s office announced that they have successfully purged another couple thousand offenders from realm of internet gaming. It’s …