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Gamers Embark on Sonic the Hedghog Marathon For Charity Gamers Embark on Sonic the Hedghog Marathon For Charity
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For those of you who think playing video games is mindless fun and has the potential to offer tons of time-wasting opportunities, well, you’re right; but, there’s also a lot of good that can come from it, especially if it’s …

The Year In Gaming in Under Two Minutes The Year In Gaming in Under Two Minutes

Once again, the gaming industry has proved itself to be most viable, especially with titles like Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim making huge dividends in regards to sales. In fact, these titles did as much, if not more …

A Future Of Video Game Addicts A Future Of Video Game Addicts

We’re going back to the future with this piece because, as was commonly predicted in the 1980s when the first NES system wrapped its tendril-like remote control wires around the lives of many a youth, at least one group is …

Video Game Thieves Butt-Dial 911, Discuss Crime For An Hour Video Game Thieves Butt-Dial 911, Discuss Crime For An Hour
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If you know anything about me, you know that I love stupid criminals. Sometimes, people are such perfect idiots that the stories write themselves. There’s really no need to embellish or play up the crime in question – it’s just …

Online Publication Learns Lesson About Off-Handed Video Game Comments Online Publication Learns Lesson About Off-Handed Video Game Comments
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The recent Virginia Tech shooting, where a campus police officer was shot and killed after conducting a traffic stop, has once again turned the nation’s attention to Blacksburg, Virginia. The police officer, Deriek Crouse, was murdered by Ross Truett Ashley …

Skyrim: Most Played Video Game In 2011 By Individual Gamers Skyrim: Most Played Video Game In 2011 By Individual Gamers
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Many are heralding 2011 as one of the greatest years in video games history, though the ornery old-school gamer in me believes 1996 still holds that title. However, it’s hard to argue against the likes of: Battlefield 3, Elder Scrolls …

Serious Sam 3 Shows The Correct Way To DRM Serious Sam 3 Shows The Correct Way To DRM
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Digital rights management is still a concept of contention, which only gets exacerbated when companies like EA decide to block a consumer’s access to games they’ve already purchased. Yes, content developers and their publishers should have some level of control …

Peruse Through The Home of the Skyrim Serial Killer Peruse Through The Home of the Skyrim Serial Killer

It looks as though there is a serial killer running rampant in the world of Skyrim. Some collect horses, armor, books… you know normal everyday items. This guy on the other hand collects the bodies of decapitated female companion characters, …

The Day Belongs To Modern Warfare 3 The Day Belongs To Modern Warfare 3

When Activision launched the sequel to the Infinity Ward gem, Modern Warfare, the second installment broke all kinds of video game-related sales records. Can we expect a repeat now that Modern Warfare 3 is available? If I were a magic …

Someone Spent $1725 at eBay for an Illegal Copy of Modern Warfare 3 Someone Spent $1725 at eBay for an Illegal Copy of Modern Warfare 3
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Yes, this is one of the posts where the title says it all, because yes, some amazingly intelligent life form spent almost $2000 for an illegal copy of Modern Warfare 3, which was acquired from eBay. There are a number …

Video Games Are Making Your Kids More Creative Video Games Are Making Your Kids More Creative
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Quit telling your kids to go outside and play. Climbing a tree is boring. While this writer is fully aware that the countless hours spent traversing the vast landscapes of Hyrule, or patrolling the wasteland of Fallout has made him …

Apple Is the Most Influential Entity in Regards to Video Games?  What? Apple Is the Most Influential Entity in Regards to Video Games? What?
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Perhaps an “LOL Whut” would be a better reaction here, but according to respondents to a survey done at something called the London Games Conference, Apple has been the most influential company in regards to shaping the video game industry. …

Battlefield 3 Has A New Trailer, Too Battlefield 3 Has A New Trailer, Too
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Because Activision/Infinity Ward is targeting Modern Warfare 3 more towards the console users, and EA/Dice focusing Battlefield 3 directly at the PC gamers first, the presale war between the two, highly anticipated titles has been largely decided, with Modern Warfare …

Doom’s John Carmack: Violent Video Games Curtail Violence Doom’s John Carmack: Violent Video Games Curtail Violence
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The early first-person shooter Doom, besides taking up a lot of my adolescent time, became one of the common examples of over-the-top video game violence back in the day. Today, the crown for ultra-violent games falls on titles like Call …

iPhone Users Love Their Video Games iPhone Users Love Their Video Games

While the idea that mobile device users love downloading video games applications for their phones/tablets is not surprising, the fact that Apple now offers a legitimate gaming platform is. Almost since the platform gained recognition, the drawback of Apple computers …

Jon Stewart Takes On Supreme Court Violent Video Game Ruling Jon Stewart Takes On Supreme Court Violent Video Game Ruling
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The internet has been buzzing about the recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional to restrict the sale of graphically violent video games to minors. In a 7-2 vote, the SCOTUS struck down a California State law that …

Supreme Court Video Game Decision Gets Animated Supreme Court Video Game Decision Gets Animated

Okay, let’s just say that Next Media Animation is a treasure of the interwebs. The Taiwanese animation company’s timely video enactments of America’s top news have become staples of YouTube. The breadth of what they choose to cover is impressive. …

Supreme Court Rules Violent Video Games Protected As Free Speech Supreme Court Rules Violent Video Games Protected As Free Speech

The Supreme Court of the United States has just ruled on a California law that would have made the renting or selling of certain “extremely violent” video games to minors against the law. Retailers would have been subject to $1,000 …

NASA Launches Free Online Moon Game
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NASA has released a new free online video game called Moonbase Alpha.

Moonbase Alpha has single and multiplayer options that allow users to play the role of an exploration team member in a futuristic 3-D lunar settlement.  Players must work to repair systems and oxygen flow after a meteor strike damages a solar array and life support equipment.  Resoruces include an interactive command center, a lunar rover, mobile robotic repair units and an equipment shed.

 

Video Game Play Becoming More Social

Computer and video game use is widespread with 67 percent of American households playing, according to a new report from the Entertainment Software Association.

The report found a social aspect of game play with 62 percent of gamers reporting they play with other gamers in person at least one hour a week and 48 percent of parents said they play with their children at least once a week.

Kinect – The Xbox 360 Enhancement Formerly Known as Project Natal
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Microsoft has unveiled Kinect, a controller-free gaming device for Xbox 360, previously code-named Project Natal.