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Sneakers, video games and nukes
By Daniel Ruth, Times Columnist Here's one of the best things about having your own country handed to you at age 28. Could there be a better pick-up line in a saloon than: "Hey, would you like to come back to the palace and see my nukes? ...

Video games: review of 2011
By Tom Hoggins, Video Games Editor The evolution of the video game from bedroom curio to highest-grossing entertainment medium continued apace this year. While the charts were dominated by the big-name franchises such as Call of Duty, the year was a ...

The Benefits of Video Games
ABC News (blog)
The following is excerpted from “The Modern Parent's Guide to Kids and Video Games,” which will be free to download at in February 2012.) In addition to understanding the many real concerns that today's parents have with video ...

Year's Best Video Games Mix the New and Updated, and a Bit of Role-Playing
Jakarta Globe
The past year's best video games featured new titles such as 'LA Noire,' pictured, as well as updates on classics, like 'Skyrim,' the fifth in the 'Elder Scrolls' series. It was a fine year for video game junkies. Stunning sequels swept most of the ...

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The top 10 video games of 2011
WKBT La Crosse
Many longtime franchises put bows on storylines that had been going on for years. It was also the year of the shooter (and the number 3) as "Battlefield 3," "Gears of War 3" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" brought players into combat zones with ...

History repeats: Iowa gamer reclaims billion-point arcade world record
Video game history was made in 1984 when a teen named Tim McVey became the first video gamerin history to score over 1 billion points in a video game when he rolled over Rock-Ola's Nibbler at the original Twin Galaxies arcade in Ottumwa, IA. ...

Students are wasting their minds on video games
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Video games, of all sorts, are ruining the foundations of our educational system. Nowhere is that more prevalent than at the postsecondary level. From early childhood through the preteen years and into early adulthood, video games are exposing ...

Best Video Games To Buy With Your Christmas Money
Here are the best video games to buy with your Christmas money. By Casey Seijas 7 hours ago The holidays aren't over just because December 25th has come and gone—after all, that money grandma gave you ain't gonna spend itself! ...

New research says violent video games don't cause violence
Daily Caller
(AP Photo/Bungie Studios) NO SALES A recent study published in Frontiers in Psychology by three Florida State University psychologists suggests that playingvideo games won't make people smarter. The study also argues that violent games such as Call of ...

Daily Caller

Game-changing prototypes: #3 The Brown Box
Humans Invent
By Tom Bailey It doesn't look like much, but the “Brown Box” was the world's first prototype video games console. Created by Ralph Baer – dubbed 'The Father Of Video Games' – it offered a choice of precisely one game: Chase. The vacuum-tube circuit ...

Launch Pad: The post-Christmas drought
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Normally on Launch Pad, Game Hunters points you to the worthwhile video games launching each week. This week, we've got nothing. Zip. Zilch. Lucky for most readers, this means catching up on older titles or video gamesleft ...


Anomaly: Warzone Earth Invades Kindle Fire and Other Android Devices
PCWorld (blog)
But who said anything about video games? See what making games is all about in this surprisingly dramatic timelapse video documenting the process of bringing Anomaly: Warzone Earth to the Kindle Fire, with one caveat: it usually takes quite a bit ...

Gamasutra Best Of 2011: Top 5 Disappointments
by Chris Morris [Console/PC, Social/Online, Exclusive, Business] [From First Amendment rights to high-quality games, 2011 was a great year for video games. But not everything was rainbows and unicorns. Gamasutra's Chris Morris looks at some of the ...


Do You Prefer to Play Single-Player or Multiplayer Games?
SodaHead News
by SodaHead Gaming Posted December 26, 2011 08:00:00 (6 hours ago) Video games have been a communal activity since their inception. "Pong," one of the earliest arcade games, was multiplayer. There was even a similar game created decades earlier (1958) ...

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New Action-Packed TV Spot for Ghost Rider 2: Spirit Of Vengeance
Watch a brand new movie trailer for the upcoming action film “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” aka Ghost Rider 2 by directors Mark Neveldine (Crank: High Voltage, Crank, Gamer) and Brian Taylor and starring Nicolas Cage (Drive Angry 3D, Trespass, ...

Games a bigger hit than movies
The West Australian
Young consumers were more likely to get excited about finding a copy of the latest major video game in their stocking than a Hollywood blockbuster movie this Christmas as video games continue to outsell films. The next decade's heroes of pop culture ...

The West Australian

French war museum in vanguard of push for more foreign tourists
The Guardian
It hopes to draw tourists away from Mickey Mouse, and impress the realities of a war that killed 22 million on a generation who only know conflict through video games . But the Museum of the Great War in Meaux, inaugurated by the French president, ...

The Guardian

2011 in review: Bart Decrem, GM, Disney Mobile
Pocket Gamer.Biz
For example, we witnessed the importance of in-app commerce in 'core gamer' titles such as Infinity Blade, and saw a bevy of experiments around freemium models wrapped around casual games - most prominently, Bejeweled Blitz. Second, Android is really ...

Valley comic shops expand, branch out in wake of famous chain's demise
East Valley Tribune
The store has diversified its offerings by putting all sorts of new knickknacks on the shelves such as key chains, coffee mugs, toys, video games, and rare or once-popular candies like Pop Rocks that induce a sense of nostalgia among adults. ...

Newark Public Library to offer new Wii video game collection
Wayne Post
By Joseph Courtney Beginning in January, the library will have a selection of Wii video games, including "Wipeout: the Game," "Smarty Pants Trivia" and "Just Dance 3," among other titles. In honor of the new video game collection, the library will host ...

The Best Of Fresh Air 2011
Jimmy Fallon says he spends almost 12 hours each day at the Late Night offices, which makes the rest of his life difficult. "If I want to play video games now, I have to schedule it," he tells Terry Gross.

Kindle Fire Review
There are apps for everything from weight loss to remote control to video games, and people are looking to do those things beyond the small screen of a cell phone -- as well as beyond a big-screen HDTV. When the consumer electronics world looks back on ...

Youth Focus--Macy Boe
Brenham Banner Press
Video games or computer games? Online shopping. Does that count? 8. The greatest act of kindness you've ever received: Younglife camp, everyone was amazing 9. What problem is most common in friends your age? Cheating 10. If you had $500 to spend any ...

Austin game studio scores rare feat: no layoffs (ever)
Austin American-Statesman
In five years of working on video games, Austin studio Certain Affinity has accomplished a rare feat. The company has never laid off an employee, founder and President Max Hoberman says. That's impressive in any industry, much less the feast-or-famine ...

Austin American-Statesman

10 Downright Worst Games of 2011
Sure, 2011 was an awesome year for gaming, and we got tones of awesome video games- Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Gears of War 3, Deus Ex, Modern Warfare 3, Skyward Sword, Arkham City and a gazillion others (not really, but you get our point, right?). ...


Rampant Owners Turn Their Passion Into a Thriving Maplewood Business
“My dream growing up was to make video games,” said Triola, who even teaches courses at local colleges on the subject. “Now with iPhone games, you can do that on a shoestring budget.” The app the team created, which is free, already has more than 3000 ...

Merry Christmas, here's a frog playing video games | Joystiq
By Jordan Mallory
We can't help but feel sorry for the little guy, to be honest. There he is, thinkin' he's about the receive a delicious buggy treat, only to have his enthusiastic face smushed against the cold, unforgiving capacitive touchscreen of his owner's ...

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By Nadia Oxford
Kids and video games don't have to be at odds, or worry parents. Here are five reasons why gaming is good for children.
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