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Monster Hunter Communal Gaming Space Opens

Wed, 01 Jul 2009 09:07:00 PDT

The game latest game in the franchise, Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite, is number 25 in the sales charts this week, and the organisers of the event hope it will kick-start the game’s popularity...

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Sony Beefs Up PSP Themes

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:39:00 PST

Sony plays host Destination Playstation this week where it seems it is relying on the PSP to further grow its burgeoning Playstation Network The firm has taken to packaging PSPs around games and has ...

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Microsoft Unveils Universal Deal For Xbox

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:36:00 PST

Microsoft is making major improvements to its Xbox Live service – including a tie-up with NBC Universal to boost its movie offerings and a raft of new games announcements. The Xbox 360 is battling...

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Too Much Gaming Gives You PlayStationitis

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:34:00 PST

Over enthusiastic gamers are at risk of contracting Palmare PlayStation Hidradenitis, it seems, after a 12-year-old Swiss girl had the distinction of becoming the first person diagnosed with the...

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Video Games Like World of Warcraft And Second Life Could Be Used For Education

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:30:00 PST

Researchers believe interactive games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life could be adapted so that children learn skills from them that could be transferred to real life. They believe that the...

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Video Games Can Save People

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:27:00 PST

The latest academic research has found that games such as Half Life and Doom could actually be used to train people in fire safety, evacuation procedures and even save lives. Missing a link? Let us...

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Violent Video Games 'Could Help Save Lives'

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:24:00 PST

Codes used to create virtual worlds for "shoot 'em up" games such as Doom 3 and Half Life 2 could be modified to build 3D fire safety simulators, according to research by Durham University. The...

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Starcraft University Course

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 10:38:00 PST

The name Starcraft is synonymous with the typical RTS, a name that will burn brightly in the nerdy hearts of gamers and strategists for untold years to come. The very last place you’d expect it to be...

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Video Games Benefit From The Credit Crunch

Sun, 01 Feb 2009 10:34:00 PST

Financial worries are forcing us all to tighten our belts, and encouraging a sort of “make do and mend” culture across the country. Sales of sewing machines are on the up, says Argos, as people...

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Sony To Post Huge $1.1Billion Loss

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:54:00 PST

Sony is set to post an operating loss of a whopping $1.1billion for 2007-2008, according to respected business media outlet Nikkei. The loss is the company's first in the past 14 years, and the...

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CES 2009: Video Games 'More Popular' Than Film And Music, Says Studio Boss

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:50:00 PST

Mike Griffith, head of Activision studios, told delegates at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that consumers’ interest in video games was increasing all the time. “Movies, recorded...

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CES 2009: The World’s Most Accurate Joystick?

Sat, 10 Jan 2009 07:33:00 PST

Thrustmaster says the device boasts surgical accuracy, powered by a patent-pending system called Hall Effect Accurate Technology (Heart). At its launch, the manufacturers said that the joystick’s...

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Videogame Sales Hit Record High Thanks To Nintendo Wii

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 11:23:00 PST

According to research from Deloitte, the consultancy firm, a quarter of households owned the market-leading Nintendo Wii console. People spent an average 6.6 hours a week playing games on a computer,...

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Tetris Eases Your Stress Says Report

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 11:21:00 PST

A report from the BBC has suggested that playing puzzle games like Tetris is good for your mental health. A study discovered that the simple puzzle building block game aided people suffering from...

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Microsoft Unconvinced By 3D Games

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 12:40:00 PST

UK games developer Blitz Games has admitted that it has an uphill struggle convincing platform holders such as Sony and Microsoft of the value of 'true' 3D gaming. Blitz were showing an Xbox 360 game...

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Warcraft Nut Threatens Suicide

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 12:38:00 PST

17-year-old World of Warcraft player told a game moderator that if he didn't get his way he would kill himself. The Ohio teen told the customer services rep that he had nothing else to live for other...

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PS3's Browser Use Is Higher Than Wii

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 12:35:00 PST

Sony's PS3 is more popular among gamers for accessing the internet than Nintendo's Wii, despite the Wii user base being almost double that of the PS3. However, to put this in proportion, the PS3's...

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Mind Game here Players Use Brainwaves To Float Ball Through Hoops Unveiled W

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 12:31:00 PST

The Mind Flex comes with a brain-scanning headset which measures brainwaves and turns them into energy. The aim of the game is to concentrate hard enough to generate enough energy to power a fan...

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Nintendo To Launch 'Wii TV'

Fri, 02 Jan 2009 12:51:00 PST

The plan is to generate more of its revenues from content - and the advertising that goes with it. The service will be begin in Japan this spring but could be rolled out globally by the end of the...

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Wii To Offer Video On Demand

Fri, 26 Dec 2008 10:33:00 PST

The Nintendo Wii will soon have a video on demand service, with the company confirming that it has tied up a deal with Japanese advertising firm Dentsu to develop the service. Scheduled to arrive in...

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PlayStation 3 Console Sales Lag Behind The Competition

Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:43:00 PST

It looks like the third wheel this time around is Sony. Going back several console generations, there have always been one or two successful systems, and then one or more also-rans. When the Sega...

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Game Addiction Similar To Drug Addiction

Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:37:00 PST

A new scientific study proves that video gamers who crave to play their favorite game exhibit about the same symptoms, neurologically speaking, as drug addicts looking to score their next dose. The...

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PC Game Industry Rocks, AMD Says

Sat, 20 Dec 2008 22:29:00 PST

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced that the PC gaming industry is "blooming," following the industry's positive reception of the company's ATI Radeon HD 4800 graphic card series. Randy Ho, AMD's...

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Wii Outsells Xbox Three To One

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 08:36:00 PST

Nintendo's Wii outsold the Xbox 360 by nearly three to one last month. While Microsoft managed to shift a fair few of the boxes it was just not enough to stop punters taking the Wii. According to...

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Sony PSP-4000 Releasing In 2009

Tue, 16 Dec 2008 08:31:00 PST

Hot on the heals of the recent PSP 3000 launch, Sony plans to refresh the PlayStation Portable yet again in 2009 with the planned release of (yep, you guessed it) the PSP-4000 model. The news comes...

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