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How to Use Sports Video Games for Exercise
Yahoo! Sports
While using sports video games to increase your physical activity can be wonderful and a lot of fun, safety is far more important. Lori writes about video games for a variety of websites, and has over twenty years of experience as a "gamer" and video ...

Yahoo! Sports

Video games improve sight in adults born with a rare eye disorder
The Guardian
Doctors have treated people born with a rare eye disorder by prescribing a course of gun-toting video games. The surprise results challenge the view that computer games are necessarily bad for sight. Researchers found that adults who played the games ...

The Guardian

Playing video games 'improves eyesight'
Playing video games could improve the eyesight of people born with conditions that cause lifelong visual difficulties, researchers claim. By Nick Collins, Science Correspondent, in Vancouver Rare conditions like childhood cataracts cause near blindness ...

Video Games Could Be Super Effective Against Congenital Cataracts
Once considered the enemy of the child's eye, recent medical research has shown that video games can have a beneficial effect on vision. Now a psychologist at McMaster University in Canada says the 40 hours of action-packed gaming could significantly ...

BioWare writer Drew Karpyshyn retires from video games
Drew Karpyshyn, lead writer of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect 1 and co-lead on many of BioWare's other titles, has announced his retirement fromvideo games. He will now focus on books, screenplays and other projects - this ...

Buy More Video Games, Says Computer Scientist
French Tribune
A group of researchers at the Wake Forest University in North Carolina has revealed after a new study that video games could be helpful in treating cancer, a new report says. The study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society has shown...

French Tribune

Sexuality in video games sometimes harmful
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
So where exactly are the strong female protagonists in video games? They're out there, but more often than not they're pushed aside in favor of hypersexual women who pander to our most hyperbolically crass idea of how a woman is supposed to look.

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

MP backs tax breaks for video games
John Whittingdale, chairman of the culture, media and sport select committee, has backed calls for the video games industry to get tax breaks in the March Budget. By Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor Writing in a foreword to a new report by TIGA, ...

Can video games help people with cataract?
Zee News
London: Playing video games could improve the vision of people born with cataracts, a new research has found. Surgery and contact lenses do not always work and people experience visual difficulties into adulthood. However, some of these effects can be ...

Zee News

Review: Gamer seeks his own utopia in 'Unicorn City'
Salt Lake Tribune
This locally produced film follows the adventures of Voss (Devin McGinn), an unemployed gamerwho attempts to create his own role-playing utopia — Unicorn City — to win a job with a game developer. It's a battle between good and evil — Voss vs. bad ...

Average Gamer 2.17.2012: Top Males in Gaming
From Sub Zero, Scorpion and Master Chief to Solid Snake, Mario, Duke Nukem and more, 411's Dan Watson looks at the top top males in gaming in this week's AverageGamer! Welcome back to the Average Gamer. This week is full of fun so let's jump right in.

Mass Effect 3 on PC doesn't support gamepads; Bioware explains
Not to rain on your parade, but no PC Gamer cares about what your personal control preference is, only that when playing on PC all options are included. It's something the 'bottom-feeding console race?' (only use that term because apparently we're the ...


Lana Del Rey 'Has Three Albums Worth Of New Songs'
Despite Del Rey previously admitting that she might not make another LP, Polydor boss Ferdy Unger-Hamiltion has told Music Week that the Video Games singer has a hoard of tracks ready for the deluxe version of her current smash hit record.


Drew Karpyshyn retiring from video games to focus on authoring novels
Strategy Informer (press release)
BioWare lead writer Drew Karpyshyn has announced that he's leaving the developer to focus on writing novels. Aside from writing the scripts for such BioWare games as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic, ...

We Asked The Red Carpet: Were Old Video Games Actually Bad? Or Good?
I have a nearly irrational dislike for retro video games. I assume most of the old "classics" wasted my youth with their needlessly bottomless pits and/or a hunger for my quarters. Do old video gamesdeserve my scorn? Will no one speak up for the ...

Tax Breaks For Video Games Industry Backed By MPs
Huffington Post UK
It says that the tax change would create over 4660 highly skilled jobs and trigger millions of pounds in investment in the UK video games industry. Brian Ward, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Studios, Activision, which recently developed Call of Duty, ...

Rift sets Guinness record for most in-game marriages
by David Hinkle on Feb 17th 2012 2:30AM Tapping into the rich vein of lonely people playing video games and their desire to establish world records, Rift -- which recently just added a free-to-play option -- held a day-long event on Valentine's Day ...

How to promote your game on Pocket Gamer and other channels
Pocket Gamer.Biz
You can promote your game directly on Pocket Gamer with a wide range of advertising options, including banners and sponsored features. These options range from as little as $100. Mail us now at advertising [at] for details.

Former Boston Red Sox star Curt Schilling new game
New York Daily News
Always been a gamer, a very passionate gamer. For me, it was very natural and very logical." I'm still skeptical. I always am. I've seen Shaquille O'Neal be "passionate" about being a police officer, and a rapper, and an actor, and a TV host.

New York Daily News

Meet Pocket Gamer at Mobile World Congress
Pocket Gamer.Biz
by Matt Sakuraoka-Gilman Naturally, this means that all your favourites such as Chris James, Jon Jordan and Will Wilson will be there in full regalia (put down that crimson flamenco tuxedo shirt, Chris!) to report on all the latest stories and to bag ...

Mass Effect 3 Initial Impressions
The Gamer Access (blog)
If you're not sold by the time you're finished, keep checking The Gamer Access for a review over the full version, which I'm positive will make you run out and grab a copy for yourself on March 6th, 2012 when Mass Effect 3 officially launches on Xbox ...

MPs back new call for games industry tax relief
The Guardian (blog)
The report, titled A Video Games Tax Relief: An Incentive to Build a SustainableVideo Games Development Sector, puts forward plans for a tax relief system similar to that already provided to the UK film industry. This would mean 20% relief on the UK ...

The Guardian (blog)

MLB 12: The Show
ESPN (blog)
"I had a special travel case designed in order to play video games," Sabathia tells me, confessing his love for PlayStation. "I actually gave my first case to Grady Sizemore when I left Cleveland, because he's a big gamer, so when I got to New York I ...
ESPN (blog)

Guild Wars 2 PvP to feature 300 player server vs. server battles and siege warfare
PC Gamer Magazine
So, the PC Gamer guild could take a castle, rename it PC Gamer towers and choose a buff to apply to nearby server members, helping out the team. “These bonuses can increase stats, give allies more health, or even increase the maximum amount of supply ...

PC Gamer Magazine

Archive Gallery: The Rise of Video Games | Popular Science
By Rose Pastore
When Atari's Pong first came out, Popular Science had a succinct opinion: Playing a game on a video screen was "one of those novelties that everyone will shortly get tired of." We've never been so glad to be wrong. See the gallery.
Popular Science - New Technology,...

Should Video Games Have Stories?
By Dan Seitz
Which raises an interesting question: should video games have stories? There are arguments for and against. Valve is a good argument for: Valve goes out of its way to find talented writers who love video games, and sinks a lot of money and ...
Gamma Squad

Front Towards Gamer Radio, Episode 90: Valentine's Day Massacre ...
By dingledodie77
Damnit to hell, another week without an interview? Well, that's okay, because the crew makes up for it with drunken revelry with The Darkness 2, Reckoning, Skyrim and Rage!
Front Towards Gamer

Education News » Children Are Learning By Playing Video Games
Children Are Learning By Playing Video Games. Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Daily, Insights on Education | 0 Comment. Trickomatics, a children's educational media company whereby children learn math through ...
Education News

Video Games Can Be Good For You «
By Nicky
Video games are an excellent means to relieve strain. For the average non-gamer, in point of fact, spending fifteen or 20 minutes a day playing an easy to learn, though hard to conquer, game like Tetris or Minesweeper will do wonders for ...

My Love Letter to Video Games – SUBMITTERATOR
By Adam Gurri
My Love Letter to Video Games · Adam Gurri Log in to leave a Comment 6:30 am on 02/17/2012 | GAME ( 197 ). A long form piece about one gamer's roots. View Link [] ...
Boing Boing Submitterator

Video games take role in treating cancer at Wake Forest | MyFOX8 ...
By Ryan Sullivan
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- In a research lab at Wake Forest University, the cure for cancer comes down to video games. Dr. Samuel Cho, an assistant professor of physics and computer science, uses graphics processing units (GPUs) -- the ... – Greensboro, High-Point...

Video games improve sight in adults born with a rare eye disorder »
By Mark Glasgow
Study challenges view that video games are bad for sight and suggests the brain can be trained to overcome some conditions Doctors have treated people born with a rare eye disorder by prescribing a course of gun-toting video games.

Let's Talk: Gamer Habit 6: Gamer See, Gamer Do! - Video Games ...
By Meg
Here is another Gamer Habits video. Todays habit? “Gamer see, gamer do!” Now we all know as hardcore gamers that there are certain shared tendencies and similarities. Whether its turning up to work with a 'gaming hangover' or swinging ...
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Editorial: Confessions of a hopelessly inept gamer - That ...
By Olly Ricketts
I actually consider myself a fairly competent gamer, generally. I can think laterally, and as such puzzle elements, from Portal to Zelda, do not usually pose me too many difficulties. I'm not bad at platform games. I'm pretty good at sports games.
That VideoGame Blog

Twisted Metal Perfect For Carnage Seeking Gamers | STACK Gamer
By Joe
Title: Twisted Metal Rating: M (Mature); Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language Genre: Racing Action Out on: PlayStation 3 Price: $60 Ever see the music video.

Thinking About a Career in Video Games?
Like many a house with a teenager living in it, our basement is video game system central. Our newest addition is the WII Fit, and I have to say that my husband.

Thoughts on video games |
The subject gives me an excuse to re-recommend this book by Gerard Jones, now a few years' old, that argues that a lot of video games, including violent ones, ...

Why We Love Video Games: The Movie
The 1UP Editors discuss their personal favorite reasons to love our hobby.

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