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The Atari E.T. Game Land Fill Legend

The year is 1983. The Alamogordo Daily News reported in September that between 10-20 (actually 14) semi-trucks coming from a storehouse in El Paso, Texas, traveled 90 miles to a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. At night, they would unload, cover deep within the earth, and seal with concrete, Atari boxes, cartridges, consoles, and the shame brought with their creation. …

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Contrary To Popular Belief, Video Games Don’t Turn Your Brain To Mush

I, like many children who grew up in the 80s and 90s, spent a lot of time playing video games. We could have spent those hours outside, but we instead chose to stay inside trying to save the princess or collect all seven chaos emeralds. Parents may have been rightly concerned about our habit of playing video games for nine …

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Britain’s Gaming Addiction Gets The NMA Treatment

Are you addicted to video games? You probably want to say no, but you realize that spending 40 or more hours a week in front of a screen might not be all that healthy. Well, rest easy knowing that you’re not as bad as some gamers in the UK. Domino’s Pizza recently surveyed UK gamers to ask them multiple questions …

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Xbox Games: Free at a Cost For Those With Defective Consoles

While many are enjoying their brand new Xbox One with all its bells and whistles, some are having mixed feelings about their faulty gifts and Microsoft’s solution. In the past week it has become extremely clear that a fair share of Xbox One owners are not having the fun time they were expecting. Microsoft has been scrambling to solve the …

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Video Games Could Increase Cognitive Skills, Shows Study

A new study has shown that playing video games could increase the health and social skills of children. The research is set to be published in the journal American Psychologist. The study was a review of research into the possible positive effects of video games. Researchers found that video games may increase cognitive skills in children, including spatial navigation, reasoning, …

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GameStop Reveals Its Black Friday Deals, Bundles

Over the past few days, Sony and Nintendo have both unveiled their hands for Black Friday. From the looks of it, gamers looking to save on Sony and Nintendo hardware will be in for a treat, but what about those looking for something a little different? GameStop announced today that it will be getting into the consumerism holiday spirit along …

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NCAA Suing EA Sports: End Of College Sports Games?

The NCAA has had a long history with EA Sports, and the production of NCAA football video-games. However, recently reports have surfaced saying that the NCAA is suing EA Sports for a number of issues that have arisen during the business partnership between the two institutions. The lawsuit was filed on November 4th in a Georgia state court, following a …

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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 quite a few notches with the upcoming release of the Xbox One. Microsoft’s Major Nelson shows us what is to …

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Xbox One And PS4 On Sale This November

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 the Xbox One on Nov. 22 – one week before Black Friday. Did you pre-order? If the answer to that …

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Assassin’s Creed IV Expected To Sell 8 Million

Fortune video game writer John Gaudiosi reported today that the latest Assassin’s Creed franchise entry, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, is expected to sell 8 million copies. The number comes from video game analyst for Wedbush Securities Michael Pachter, who said “I think Assassin’s Creed is successful because of its novelty. It’s a third-person adventure game with a pretty easy-to-learn …

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Video Game Sales to Hit $111 Billion in 2015

For years now, sales of video game consoles and games have been declining due to a stagnating console generation filled with sequels. Though some market watchers have predicted that the coming console generation will not rise to the levels of the previous, at least one market research firm is predicting increased sales in the short-term. Gartner today predicted that total …

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Games Industry Could Be Headed Towards A Crash [Report]

Many gamers today don’t know it, but the games industry almost died in 1983 thanks to a variety of issues, including market saturation. Nintendo pretty much single-handedly saved the industry a year later with the launch of the NES in North America, and it’s been a thriving business ever since. That doesn’t mean a crash will never happen again though. …

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