"Game Bashing" - Video Games Get Bashed (Again)

Video Games Get Bashed (Again)
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)
Uh-oh, there's a new study, just released by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, that undermines the allure of video games promoting physical activity. Researcher Tom Baranowski has even given the news media a damning quote to ...

Philadelphia Inquirer (blog) 

Video games, TV can create vicious cycle in impulsive children
Playing video games can create a vicious cycle that attracts some children with attention and impulse control issues, and then exacerbates that problem, according to the findings of a recent study. But, the researcher behind that study tells Vox Games, ...

Good News: Oklahoma 'Violent' Video Games Bill Tossed
Whether a task force of nonspecialists would be qualified to “analyze” behavioral questions pertaining to video game use notwithstanding, the revision effectively links video games (note the elision of “violent,” meaning everything's on the table) with ...


Why A Video Game Blockbuster Will Finally Allow You To Be A Gay Man
Outside the video game world, of course, the very idea of choosing one's gender or sexual orientation is controversial. Gay and transgender rights' activists have long argued that what some see as choice is really born identity. Not in video games.

'Active' video games may not spur much activity after all
A study shows active video games had little effect on daily exercise. (Casey Rodgers/ AP Images for Time Warner Cable Sports) New research suggests that active video games, such as "Wii Sports" or "Dance Dance Revolution," don't actually get kids up ...

Justin Bieber Sued by Creator of 'Joustin' Beaver' Video Game
E! Online
So when RC3, a maker of Android apps, developed a "Joustin' Beaver" video game, Justin Bieber's legal team slapped the company with a cease and desist letter that threatened to take legal action if the punny game wasn't axed. In their suit, obtained by ...

E! Online

Active video games don't mean kids exercise more
All that virtual boxing, bowling and dancing along with video game systems might not be helping kids meet their daily exercise requirements, a new study suggests. In the report, kids who were given so-called active video games to play on a Nintendo Wii ...

Study Says 'Active' Video Games Don't Boost Activity
CBS Local
A controller is held next to a Nintendo Wii video game console. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images) NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) - Kids who play a lot of video games may not be as active as kids who play sports, which is why some parents prefer games that get ...

CBS Local

Active video games don't boost exercise
Healthcare Today
Video games that claim to offer "virtual" physical activity often add no more exercise to a child's day that traditional video games involving car racing or shooting. A recent report studied the effects of virtual boxing, bowling and dancing on the ...

Healthcare Today

Do video games and impulsivity go hand-in-hand?
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Does this article make you want to limit video game play even more? As a teacher, I agree that there is frequently a link between the two. Cause and effect? Maybe, but I'd bet I could point out the kids who have played the most video games in the ...

Gamer's Grasp: The Ongoing Struggle to Widen the Racial Scope
Baruch College The Ticker
Over the years, video games have been nearly everywhere, from post-apocalyptic worlds, to the deep depths of space. As an entertainment form they've covered a lot of ground, but when it comes to characters, apparently the role of the straight, white, ...

Video games linked to impulsivity
Healthcare Today
Playing video games seems to cause neurological changes to take place in children, according to a recent US study on children from Singapore. The researchers found that, while previous studies had made light of positive neurological changes, ...

Healthcare Today

Active video games may not promote more exercise for kids: study
Los Angeles Times
Active video games are often touted as ways to help kids be more physically active—but don't toss the basketball and jump rope just yet. A study finds that having active video games in the home may not translate into more exercise.

Los Angeles Times

Bieber in Legal Battle Over Video Game
MyFox Philadelphia
(NewsCore) - The creators of "Joustin' Beaver," a video game parodying teen pop star Justin Bieber, have filed a lawsuit against him in response to a cease-and-desist letter. Android app maker RC3's game pits a beaver with Bieber's trademark swoop ...

Video games artist had key role in creating most popular titles
The Age
ADAM Adamowicz, who turned his daydreams into fantasy worlds that ensnared millions of video game enthusiasts, has died of lung cancer in Washington, aged 43. Adamowicz was a concept artist whose paintings of exotic landscapes, monsters and elaborately ...

The Age

Why Active Video Games Don't Make Kids Exercise More
By Alice Park | @aliceparkny | February 28, 2012 | + It wasn't so long ago that researchers reported that letting kids play video games — active “exergames,” that is — could help them burn energy. Now the latest study shows … maybe not so much.


What video games should kids play?
Daily News Transcript (blog)
By ARA Kids love video games - they're exciting, fun and engrossing. While games can promote learning and growth, too much video gaming - or playing inappropriate games - can lead to negative consequences. What should parents know to make good game ...

Active video games don't increase kids' exercise at home — surprised?
And with so many kids (and adults) already addicted to increasingly engaging video games, it would be nice to think some of that screen time could be used to some health benefit. Driving to the YMCA may be looking more attractive now.

The Galleon: Can Violent Video Games Cause a Negative Behavior?
Violent video games are extremely harmful because they cause the gamer to be interactive, engrossed, and identified with the aggressor. "One study reveals that young men who are habitually aggressive may be especially vulnerable to the ...

Active Video Games Don't Keep Kids Moving
Just because it's an "active" video game, doesn't mean the kid stays active. (Jeff Gentner / AP) Active video games like the Wii seem just the thing to lure children into getting more exercise. But in real life, giving a child active video games ...

Justin Bieber parody game suit could test video games' freedom of speech ...
The company's claim refers to a US Supreme Court ruling last June that video games qualify for First Amendment protection -- receiving the same freedom of speech rights as books, music and movies -- when it struck down a California law restricting the ...


Wii active video games don't count as exercise
It seemed like the perfect setup--give kids video games that would motivate them to get off the couch and start moving. Not only would they have fun, they would also get healthier. However, these high hopes may have been wishful thinking.

Video Game Quick Hits 2/28/12
Big Shiny Robot!
Can you believe we're two months into 2012 already? Seems like the holiday games rush wasn't that long ago. Maybe because I still haven't caught up on all the games they released at the time. Considering Mass Effect 3 is out in only a week, ...

Big Shiny Robot!

'Active' video games won't slim down Britain's kids
TechRadar UK
By Jools Whitehorn A new study suggests that active video games have no more positive effect upon children's fitness than inactive ones. For the study, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas handed out Nintendo Wii consoles to 78 ...

TechRadar UK

Are 100-Hour Video Games Like Dark Souls Ever Worthwhile?
Slate Magazine
Or, if you preferred, you could also play through the video game Dark Souls from start to finish. Dark Souls, a medieval fantasy game, was one of the best-reviewed titles of 2011. It was given perfect scores by the Telegraph, 1Up.com, and GamePro, ...

Slate Magazine

Madden NFL 12: Another Fun-Packed Sports Video Game
Yahoo! Sports
Madden NFL 12, as the latest installment in the popular football video game series, features realistic action and is packed full with features. Pregame shots allow the player to see close-ups of each player and cheerleader for the team, complete with ...

So Much for Quick Fixes: Active Video Games Don't Make Kids More Active
Huffington Post (blog)
Then I heard about active video games, like Wii Fit and Just Dance and Dance Dance Revolution, and I thought: this is perfect. Kids love video games. I loved this idea. I didn't even freak out when my mother-in-law bought my daughter a Wii console; ...

Active video games may not boost children's fitness
Press TV
It doesn't appear that there's any public health value to having active video gamesavailable in stores.” US researchers say playing lots of active video games every day does not mean than children meet their physical activity requirements.

Press TV

Study Says Video Games Have 'Problematized' View of Religion
By Jason Schreier
Do video games spend too much time emphasizing the violent aspects of religion? A study released by the University of Missouri on Monday says so, concluding that video games present religion in a "problematized" way.

Doctoral Student Says Video Games Equate Religion with Violence ...
By Hemant Mehta
“This is part of some ongoing research that I'd like to continue and maybe eventually make into a book — looking at religious depictions in different eras of video games. Yes .... The video gamemarket moves too quickly to call that “recent”.
Friendly Atheist

Value in Video Games – Does it Still Exist | N4G
Value in Video Games – Does it Still Exist. GNT: This phrase is known throughout fast food diners across the globe. But these days in Gaming, it seems as though you have to pay more in order to cure your gaming hunger. Why is this? With the ...
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Study: Active Video Games Don't Boost Physical Activity | KEZI
(CNN) -- If your kids play "active" video games, like Wii Fit Plus or Dance, Dance Revolution, they may not be getting as much physical exercise as you think. A new study in the journal Pediatrics says there is no evidence children playing those ...

Pre-Order 'Game Of Thrones' Video Game, Get A Hardcover ...
By The Movie God
Whether the upcoming video game based on author George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series and the HBO series of the same name, Game of Thrones, will end up being good or not is to be determined. We've seen some ...
Geeks of Doom

Boondock Saints Video Game To Be Announced At The SXSW ...
Critical Mass Interactive has been awarded the rights to make a video game based on the Boondock Saints films.

The 50 Worst Video Game Endings | N4G
The 50 Worst Video Game Endings. Only in the last decade or so have video games really begun to approach the storytelling prowess of other entertainment ...

How Tekken Wii U will reinvent the videogame fist | Nintendo Gamer
Nintendo Gamer talks to Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada about how Namco will use the Wii U to re-invent the fighting game.

Active video games don't mean kids exercise more

Active video games don't mean kids exercise more
By Genevra Pittman | NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - All that virtual boxing, bowling and dancing along with video game systems might not be helping kids meet their daily exercise requirements, a new study suggests. In the report, kids who were given ...

Active Video Games May Not Get Kids More Active
27, 2012 -- Giving children an “active” dancing or sports video game may not necessarily make them more active. A new study shows that children given active video games were no more physically active than those given more stationary video games.

"Active" video games like Wii Fit won't boost kids' physical activity: Study
CBS News
By study's end, the kids who were given active video games were no more physically active than kids who were given the inactive games. There was no bump in physical activity even when kids first got the video game, and no difference in physical ...

Active Video Games Don't Keep Kids Moving
NPR (blog)
by Nancy Shute Active video games like the Wii seem just the thing to lure children into getting more exercise. But in real life, giving a child active video games doesn't get them off the couch and moving. That's what happened with 78 healthy children ...

Active Video Games No Fix for Kids' Fitness
MedPage Today
By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Explain that the physical activity levels of children who participated in an active video game were the same as children given a Wii with traditional sedentary video games.

MedPage Today

'Active' video games may not boost kids' fitness
27 (HealthDay News) -- Apparently there's no guarantee that your kids will mend their couch-potato ways if you give them a fitness video game. A new study found no differences in physical activity over a three-month period between a group of children ...

Active video games fail to improve kids' fitness
Active video games like Dance Dance Revolution and Wii Fit Plus are marketed with the suggestion children will burn more calories than they would sitting down to watch TV or playing a traditional video game. Some public health researchers hoped the ...

Cells might grow eggs; active video games don't work magic
Video fitness: Giving a kid a video game with the word "dance" or "sports" in the title won't necessarily turn the child into a dancing (or bowling or boxing) machine. Kids given such games in a new study were no more active than kids given traditional ...


Robert Griffin III talks video games, draft
ESPN (blog)
Robert Griffin III might end up being the most dominant video game quarterback since Michael Vick. Don't believe me? Check out what "Madden" ratings guru Donny Moore had to say when I asked him about RG3: "We could be looking at the best rookie in the ...

ESPN (blog)

Active video games don't necessarily increase physical activity in children
BCM News
HOUSTON -- (February 27, 2012) -- In a recent study, researchers found that providing children with an active video game did not result in an increase in physical activity levels. The findings were published today by researchers at the USDA Agriculture ...

Video games, impulsivity seem to go hand-in-hand
25 (HealthDay News) -- Too much time spent playing video games may lead to impulsive behavior and attention problems in children, and vice versa, according to a new study. In other words, people who spend more time playing video games subsequently have ...

Video games, TV can create vicious cycle in impulsive children
The Verge
By Brian Crecente on February 27, 2012 11:00 am 0Comments Playing video games can create a vicious cycle that attracts some children with attention and impulse control issues, and then exacerbates that problem, according to the findings of a recent ...

Active Sports Video Games Not Increasing Exercise In Children
A new study, published in Pediatrics, calls into question the health benefits of so-called activevideo games, in which players use their bodies to simulate sports or dancing, reports Jennifer Warner for WebMD. Previous laboratory studies showed ...

Robert Griffin III Gets Popular Video Game Cover
CBS Local
The popular video game maker Electronic Arts Inc announced on Monday that RG3 will be featured on the cover of EA Sports NCAA Football 13. The much anticipated game is scheduled to be released on Tuesday July 10, 2012.

Study Shows Video Games Show Religion As Violent, Problematic
Cinema Blend
Greg Perreault, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism found that most mainstream games that include the use of religion usually depicts religion in a violent light or in a way that poses as a problem that thegamer must ...

Cinema Blend

Active Video Games May Not Increase Activity in Children
Doctors Lounge
Receiving active video games does not increase children's physical activity levels compared with receiving inactive video games, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in Pediatrics. MONDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving active video ...

Robert Griffin III to Be Featured on NCAA Football 13 Video Game Cover
Bleacher Report
The younger crowd of college football fans eagerly await the new EA Sports NCAA Football 13 video game from a franchise that brings in a new game every year. Each year, the cover sports a departing college athlete with an impressive resume.

Bleacher Report

Why Active Video Games Likely Won't Fix the Obesity Epidemic
About - News & Issues
While a study a few years ago did show that playing active video games could be as effective as moderate physical activity, a new study that will be published in the March issue of Pediatrics, "Impact of an Active Video Game on Healthy Children's ...

Video games depict religion as violent, problematized, MU study shows
Science Codex
This increase in popularity and use of technology has allowed video game developers to insert more detail and nuance into the storylines of their games. Many video games have begun incorporating religion as a key aspect to plot points and story lines.

Doug Flutie could join RG3 on NCAA Football video game cover
Boston.com (blog)
By Matt Pepin, Globe Staff Former Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie is one of eight former Heisman Trophy winners nominated to join Baylor's Robert Griffin III on the cover of EA Sports's NCAA Football 13 video game. On March 12, voting will open ...

Nintendo's 3DS and Sony's PS Vita face off for the gamer on the go
The price of the device is comparative to that of a PlayStation 3, which already has hundreds of video game titles and a Blu-ray player. Freshman Shawn Linnen, a computer science major at UNC Charlotte, is holding off judgement of the new handheld ...


Study: Physically-interactive video games don't increase kids' activity
DALLAS - It is possible for kids to work up a sweat dancing and biking their way through interactive video games, but new research indicates kids aren't necessarily more physically active just because they're playing those games.

Robert Griffin III Returns To Baylor To Promote NCAA Video Game
WACO (February 27, 2012)—Fresh from the NFL scouting combine, Robert Griffin III was on the Baylor campus Monday to announce he's going to appear on the cover of EA SPORTS popular NCAA Football 13 video game, based on a fan vote.

Active Video Games Are Like Exercise Machines
By Deborah Mitchell on February 27, 2012 - 11:42am for eMaxHealth If you think giving your children a Wii or other active video games will make them exercise more, think again. Active video games are like exercise machines—they only help if you use ...


Moms Talk: The Video Game Debate
By Rebecca Gillis If you have children in the current age of technology, you may or may not have the ambivalent feelings I posess towards video games. On the one hand, there are many educational games that expand children's minds and reach them in a ...

UK Video Game Chart: PS Vita claims No.1 and No.2 with Uncharted and FIFA Football
Sony's PS Vita bursts into the UK video games chart, claiming the top two places through Sony's Uncharted: Golden Abyss at No.1 and EA's FIFA Football at No.2. These two titles accounted for a massive 50 per cent of Vita's 22 launch title sales:...


Playing video game improves cognitive ability
Charlotte Observer
For some older adults, the online video game "World of Warcraft" may provide more than just an opportunity for escapist adventure. NC State researchers have found that playing the game actually boosted cognitive functioning for older adults ...

New Video Game Releases (2/27) on Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii, PSP ...
HawtWired (blog)
The video game release highlights on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, Nintendo Wii, Sony PSP, Nintendo DS, 3DS, and PC/Mac include SSX, Mass Effect 3 (Digital pre-load available), Pokepark 2, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, ...

For Your Family: Casual Gamer Moms
A new Mom Central survey of 1200 Moms found that Moms play computer, online, mobile and video games by themselves an average of 5 hours a week, and spend an additional 3 hours a week playing these types of games with their kids.


Heisman Trophy winner Griffin III on cover of NCAA Football 13 video game
Winnipeg Free Press
Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III will be featured on the cover of NCAA Football 13 when the video game hits retailers in July, Electronic Arts Inc. announced Monday. In addition, another Heisman Trophy winner will join Griffin III on the cover ...

Hitting on girls with subliminal video game titles is surprisingly ...
By Jessica Conditt
In reality they're terrible, of course, but as far as "subliminally inserting video game titles into pickup lines for random university girls" goes, the guys above do a pretty good job of things. They're even slightly successful -- maybe not "sticking my thing in her Portal" successful, but .... 2 hearts; Report. I read the title and I thought "they took lines out of video games and turned them into pick up lines, this should be funny!" but instead they just say game names and take their meaning away.

New Study Claims Video Games Depict Religion in Problematic ...
By james_fudge
At the same time that Perreault draws these conclusions, he also emphasizes that he does not believe that video game developers are trying to create any kind of intentional commentary on religion. "It doesn't appear that game developers are ...
GamePolitics blogs

10 Best Video Game Movies Ever Made | EgoTV
By Jonny Svarzbein
... though most of them aren't worth the fifteen dollar ticket. Whether they are based on existingvideo game franchises, revolve around video games, or just embody the spirit of the gamer-verse, here are the best video game movies ever made.

March 2012 Video Game Release Dates: Mass Effect 3 Helms A ...
By Jason Dunning
March 2012 Video Game Release Dates Include Mass Effect 3 Street Fighter x Tekken Xbox 360 PS3 PSVita Wii 3DS Ninja Gaiden 3 Journey PSN XBLA.
Trendy Gamers | Video Games Reviews,...

Active Video Games Don't Keep Kids Moving | KOSU Radio
By KOSU News
“The active video games are very different than other video games in that there's no story,” Baranowski told Shots. “We think if we could learn to wrap a story around an active video game, we would get more kids active as they try to see how ...
KOSU Radio

'Active' Video Games May Not Boost Kids' Fitness: Study - Drugs ...
"By week six, we thought physical activity would taper off, and that in the seventh week, when they got to chose a new, second video game, that there might be an increase in activity. We expected the active video games would have a modest ...
Drugs.com - Daily MedNews

Celebrity Video Game Endorsements: Part One
It's a whacky world folks, made increasingly bizarre by the increasing variety of celebrity endorsements out there. the The video games industry has witnessed its own fair share of celebrity involvement, some good, some bad, and some just ...

Young gamer addicts linked to depression

Young gamer addicts linked to depression
Sydney Morning Herald
CHILDREN addicted to video games are more likely to suffer depression, anxiety and social phobias and may need professional help to recover, a visiting researcher says. Once their gaming is back to normal levels, their psychological problems shift, ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Video Game Review: Gotham City Impostors
California Literary Review
by Adam Robert Thomas Cosplay has always been one of the more extreme methods of showing devotion to something. Time was, if you admitted to wearing a costume on days not ending in “-ween”, most folks backed away slowly lest they increase your chances ...

California Literary Review

Video game NBA Jam has its legion of followers — boom shakalaka
Denver Post
The latter, of course, is the famous slam-dunk catchphrase from the 1993 video gameNBA Jam, which after being re-released most recently in 2010, proceeded to enrapture another generation of basketball fanatics. "Most definitely," Clippers guard Chris ...

The Oklahoma Violent Video Game Tax is Dead
by Max Eddy | 2:00 pm, February 26th, 2012 Careful readers will recall the news that Oklahoma was considering levying a 1% tax on all “violent” video games. According to the bill's sponsor, Will Fourkiller (D, pictured left), money raised by the bill ...

Redbox begins free one-day video game rental special
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Is there a video game out there you've been itching to test drive but don't want to commit to the full sticker price? Redbox has a deal for you. Starting Sunday, Feb. 26 and ending Thursday, March 1, Redbox is offering a free ...


Video Games, Impulsivity Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand
iVillage Entertainment
25 (HealthDay News) -- Too much time spent playing video games may lead to impulsive behavior and attention problems in children, and vice versa, according to a new study. In other words, people who spend more time playing video games subsequently have ...

Once and for all: PS Vita or Nintendo 3DS - Which do you think is better?
However, we also said this is an essential purchase if you're a gamer and in a position to splurge a bit of cash on it. "The PS Vita is, simply, the most powerful, usable and best designed portable gaming console ever. The way in which it replicates ...

One out of four Jordanians plays video games
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Almost one out of four Jordanians over the age of 15 playsvideo games, with sports and action topping the list of the most popular genres, according to the National Media Analysis. Almost half or 49 per cent, of video game ...

Video Game Industry to Provide Skippable Games
The Spoof (satire)
It has been long established that video games which do not allow you to skip non-interactive video segments can be very frustrating to game players. It now seems that the video game industry is ready to take this a step further, by allowing game ...

Gamer Roulette: A Touch Of Gaming Evolution
Neon Tommy
Whether it's reviews, previews, or FAQ's, matters that are professional or just personal, make sure you check Neon Tommy every week for all sorts of interesting tidbits in the world of video games. And remember, it's dangerous to go alone.

Neon Tommy

LEGO Video Game Montage - The Awesomer
By Lambert V.
Stop-motion master Alex Kobbs made this montage featuring LEGO-fied versions of last year's most popular video games – from Portal 2 to Skyrim – for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.
The Awesomer

video, iPhone videos, Pocket Gamer
Pocket Gamer is the world's leading destination for games on iPhone and iPod touch. Get news, previews, reviews, tips, features and practical guides for: iPhone and iPod touch.
Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk...

Tera Online Video Game section?
By Negima713
Thread: Tera Online Video Game section? ... Quick Navigation Video Games Discussion Top. Site Areas; Settings • Private Messages • Subscriptions • Who's Online • Search Forums • Forums Home; Forums; News • News • World of Warcraft ...

The Dangers of Gamer Entitlement - GameSpot.com
For suggesting that maybe video games should have skippable combat sequences, ...Like us, BioWare has the right to stand up to each and every gamer who ..... Same with the gameplay of the video game DA:2 I was constantly freezing up ...

Gaming grannies: 'World of Warcraft' boosts cognitive abilities | Fox ...
Playing a popular online game may improve some older adults' abilities to focus their attention, a new study suggests.

Oklahoma Kills Violent Video Game Tax With a Sick Quicktime Event ...
The tax on violent video games proposed by Oklahoma representative William Fourkiller has been rejected by the Oklahoma House Revenue and Tax ...

Antec High Current Gamer M 620 W Power Supply Review ...
The new High Current Gamer M is a version of Antec's High Current Gamer power supply series with a modular cabling system. Let's take an in-depth look at the ...

Lego Video Game Montage (2012 ...
This animation was created by Alex Kobbs for the opening of the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.The musical score is an original piece named ...

Video Games are the New Best Way to Make a Living Composing Music

Video Games are the New Best Way to Make a Living Composing Music
Baranowsky put aside film scoring to move into the world of video games, and today he's a well-known name in the world of video game music—his soundtracks for Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac, as well as his work on several successful iOS games ...

Video Game Quick Hits 2/24/12
Big Shiny Robot!
If you're the kind of gamer that enjoys competitive multiplayer but could care less about single player campaigns, then Sony has a deal for you. The Killzone 3 multiplayer modes and maps will be coming as a standaone product to PSN next week.

Big Shiny Robot!

Video Game Analyst Michael Pachter Says Nintendo Is in Disarray
SAN FRANCISCO – Michael Pachter, video game analyst for Wedbush Morgan Securities, delivered a keynote at the fourth annual Ayzenberg A-List Summit 2012, put on by the all-purpose game marketing, PR and publishing firm. With the conference focusing on ...


Review: 'Act of Valor' a video game-type action adventure of Navy commando teams
In bracing, first-person-shooter video game-style photography, we follow a platoon of “operators,” as they're called – Rorke, Mikey, Dave, et. al – as they rescue a CIA agent (Roselyn Sanchez) before she is tortured to death, hound a smuggler (Alex ...

SYSTEM UPDATE: Activision builds a new anti-hero in video game Prototype 2
New York Daily News
At the end of April, Activision will release Prototype 2, an open-world video gamestarring James Heller as a troubled soldier with family issues and way-cool powers. It's the sequel to 2009's original Prototype, a game that was well-received in most ...

New York Daily News

Video Game Deal: 'Warhammer 40k: Space Marine' For $15
Geeks of Doom
Part of this week's video game deal of the day over at Amazom is Warhammer 40K: Space Marine for PC Download for only $15.00 (that's 50% off the list price of $29.99). Note, this deal is valid through Saturday, February 25, 2012, until 11:59PM PST.

Geeks of Doom

Gay-friendly video game
Deccan Chronicle
By Nidhi Sethi A Star Wars franchise game has caused controversy after it was revealed that the characters could have same-sex relationships. Some parents argue that kids will be exposed to a “corrupted way of thinking” through the game, while others ...

Deccan Chronicle

Gamer's Last Name Deemed Obscene by Xbox Live Cops [UPDATE]
A gamer says his handle has been censored by Xbox Live because it seems too much like a slang word — even though it's his last name. Christopher Gooche uses his surname as his gamertag on Microsoft's online service. He says he's been using "Gooche" as ...

King of Keg: Video Game Hall of Famer opening Seattle-area microbrewery
The former Pac-Man champ and video game hall of famer is set to open up a microbrewery in Puyallup, WA. "I worked at a great beer bar in the mid 90s called the Rosehill Alehouse and Cafe," Akeson recalled. "The owners of the Alehouse were homebrewers ...

Worst Sports Video Games of the Past Five Years
Yahoo! Sports
Instead of sticking to what works, some video game companies have tried venturing out and giving gamers something new. This is usually hit or miss, and the following five games are huge failures that should have never been released.

Teacher Creates American Revolution Video Game
By Myles Ma David Allocco, a history teacher at Paramus High School, created a video gameasking students to choose sides during the American Revolution. One Paramus High School teacher is putting students at the crossroads of the American Revolution ...

More video games, more attention trouble?
Futurity: Research News
Douglas Gentile, an associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University, and graduate student Edward Swing worked with researchers in Singapore to examine video-game playing as it relates to attention problems and impulsiveness in a sample of ...

Marathon 2012: A Video Game Proposal
Yahoo! Sports
Even more, the closest any such video game gets to being "good" would possibly be in the case of Wii Sports, where players physically move themselves in order to make their characters run, or QWOP, which is famous for how impossible it is.

Yahoo! Sports

Video Games at Symphony Hall? Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy
Fenway News Online
Boston, MA – Attila Glatz Concert Productions presents “Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy,” the international concert phenomenon featuring Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu's stirring music from the award-winning video game Final Fantasy on ...

Fenway News Online

5 Craziest Video Game Marketing Stunts Gone Bad
Piki Geek
And so here you are – a list of the five craziest video game marketing stunts gone bad. In today's movies, product placement is pretty subtle. If you're too obvious, after all, you come off as a massive advertisement, which inevitably dooms both the ...

Game on!: Show your stuff at weekly video game tourney
Pacific Daily News
Kent Pueblo and Gavin Guerrero battle it out in a weekly video game fighting tournament which includes Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition held at the G3 Internet Cafe in Harmon. / Vlad Navasca/For Pacific Daily News ...

Average Gamer 2.24.12: Most Disliked Characters Edition
From Mortal Kombat's Liu Kang and Mario Kart's Toad to John Madden, Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog and more, 411's Dan Watson looks at his least favorite characters in this week's Average Gamer! Welcome back to the Average Gamer.


Otaku Meccas Are More Than Video Games
He has zero interest in video games, comics, or cartoons. Yet, he loves going to Nipponbashi to check out speakers, amps, and old vinyl LPs. He's a huge audiophile, subscribes to multiple high-fidelity mags, and regularly goes to audiophile-type ...

Oklahoma's "violent video game tax" shot down after e-mail backlash
The proposed "violent video game tax" of Oklahoma Representative Will Fourkiller is no more after hundreds of e-mails to Oklahoma's Subcommittee on Revenue and Taxation. With Fourkiller's claim that video games cause violence and obesity, the proposed ...

What Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" says about video games
The Phoenix (blog)
Unfortunately, I can't find evidence that Del Rey plays video games in real life; her song was based on a relationship she had with a gamer. But her lyrics certainly make it sound like she's playing the games along with him: "this is my idea of fun, ...

Bedlam brawl to be fough via video games
Daily O'Collegian
The Gamers of OSU will host the OU Gaming Club in a video game competition Saturday at Oklahoma State University's Wes Watkins Exhibit Hall. The players will compete in numerous events on large screens throughout the 1 pm. to midnight gaming marathon.

The Smithsonian's Video Games Exhibit is Nearly Ready, Let's See how it's ...
The Art of Video Games will be split across five "eras" of gaming, focusing on the consoles and games that best exemplified both the gameplay and art of their generation. Also, to accompany the launch of the exhibition, there'll be an accompanying big ...

Smithsonian Exhibit Explores 'The Art of Video Games' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
Video games have vastly evolved since their introduction nearly 40 years ago. Some, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, would argue that this creative evolution gives video games the honor of being an art form.

DC's Animated Young Justice is Old Enough for Its Own Video Game
That calls for a video game, don't you think? Little Orbit certainly thinks so. The small developer is hard-at-work on Young Justice: Legacy, the interactive entertainment tie-in to the hit show for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and DS.

'Little Deviants' shows off PlayStation Vita's novel gameplay
AZ Central.com
23, 2012 06:23 PM With the PlayStation Vita splashing into the sea of handheld gaming consoles, families will have exciting new ways to play video games. With its revolutionary rear-touch screen, as well as a touch screen in the front, motion sensors, ...

Student club offers members more than just video games
URI The Good 5 Cent Cigar
The convention includes everything from video games and Magic: The Gathering tournaments to a Rock Band video game battle of the bands, which, Royce said, includes several dozen participants every year. "To summarize everything that's happening [at the ...

Young video game developers invited to boost skills to next level at Advanced ...
NIU Today
In the Advanced Games Lab, students will get the opportunity to design and create their ownvideo game characters. From “Donkey Kong” to “Call of Duty,” video games have captured the imagination of generations of players, but what really goes into ...

Bob Glouberman: The Million Dollar Gamer Dad
The Verge
Their offices are the stuffy convention centers and second-rate hotel ballrooms where they playvideo games competitively against one another. Most aren't paid well, and those who are get paid in lump sums by the makers of energy drinks and computer ...

Video Game Characters Visit The Dog Park
By Zeon Santos
(YouTube Link) This cute animated short shows what video game characters and their pet sidekicks are like when they get together at their local dog park. Some of the critters are just glad to be outside, while others lament their current station ...

New Video Games For The Week of 2/21: Small Ball
By Charles Webb
Video game news featuring the top games on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PC. ... I've been pleased with Asura's Wrath—tickled even—but I'm really curious how it'll go over with John Q.Gamer. Title: Army Corps of Hell Platform(s): PS Vita ...
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Impulsive kids play more video games
By American Psychological Association
Although the findings indicated that playing violent video games also can be linked to impulsivity and attention problems, the overall amount of time spent playing any type of video game proved to be a greater factor, according to the article.

Gaming Roundup: Resurrecting the “Are Video Games Art?” Debate ...
By Pritpaul Bains
Few video games exist that allow a reasonable argument to be made for the consideration ofvideo games as an art form, although Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Limbo, Okami, and Grim Fandango could construct rather strong cases. You can now add Dear Esther to this list. This indie experiment ... To say a video game is not art is to tell a chef that the meal they created is nothing more then a delivery mechinism for vitamins. For me what holds video games back from being considered ...
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Letter to the Editor: Gamer Girls Don't Need Coddling : The Elm
By kaitlintabeling
The article is directly targeted towards guys with girlfriends, but as someone who does enjoy video games, I couldn't help but read anyway. I shouldn't have to feel offended for being a girl, and for feeling like I'd just been called a stupid girl, ...
The Elm

Video Games Are The New Best Way To Make A Living Composing ...
By Kirk Hamilton
Baranowsky put aside film scoring to move into the world of video games, and today he's a well-known name in the world of video game music — his soundtracks for Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac, as well as his work on several ...
Kotaku Australia
Lego Video Game Montage of the Day - TDW Geeks
By Cheezburger Network
Lego Video Game Montage of the Day: Animator Alex Kobbs — the guy behind the Lego-fied trailers for Modern Warfare 3 and Gears of War — produced this stop motion montage of Legovideo games for the 15th Annual Interactive ...
TDW Geeks

Video Games Live coming to Colorado Springs, Denver in ...
By Joe Nguyen
Video Games Live coming to Colorado Springs, Denver in November : A blog offering a virtual stomping grounds for gamers to meet, learn and give input on games from all genres and platforms. Colorado.
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The XBox 360, Not Just For Video Games | FC Safe Kids
By thenewb
The XBox 360, Not Just For Video Games. Posted on February 24, .... They can act video gameswith their kids, spouse, friends, or even by themselves. It doesnt matter, as long ... Therefore how is a video game fan to choose? He is normally ...
FC Safe Kids

By JDubeous
Well now we have the official Rhino reveal trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man: The Video Game. Once again like the previous trailer you get a great look at our neighborhood Spider-Man's costume. On top of that you get to see Rhino in all his ...

In the age of Wii, video game fan opens classic arcade - Chicago ...
In the age of Wii, video game fan opens classic arcade. By Julie Mullen For Sun- Times Media February 20, 2012 4:14PM. Reprints. Story Image. Matt Urquhart ...

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