Madison Avenue turns to social game advertising

Madison Avenue turns to social game advertising
By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Self magazine Publisher Laura McEwen sits in her office in the posh Conde Nast building overlooking New York's Times Square and does nothing but playvideo games for at least an hour or two a day.

'Witcher 2' a satisfying and adult XBox video game
By John Kosik, AP There's always an element within any role-playing game that fans of the genre will gripe about. Warner Bros., AP A scene from 'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.' Warner Bros., AP A scene from 'The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.


Video game review: 'Fez,' 'Journey,' 'Closure' build mystery
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
The goals in video games usually are well-defined: Kill the bad guys. Rescue the princess. Knock the pigs off their pedestals. But there's a whole underground movement of independent designers making games with less well-defined goals.

Origin PC unveils $999 gamer laptop with Intel Ivy Bridge processors
Origin PC has unveiled its EON11-S gamer laptop with Intel's recently released Ivy Bridge processors. The $999 laptop has an 11-inch screen and Ivy Bridge-based Core processors. It also comes with Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics and Nvidia's Optimus ...


Video games: With 'Kid Icarus,' it's complicated
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Uprising" resurrects a Nintendo classic for the 3DS, but it's a completely different experience - fast, challenging and hard to control. Are you willing to suffer for your hobby? Because "Kid Icarus: Uprising" might be the best game you'll ever have ...

Generation Why: Parents, beware of video game's perfect formula
Fond du Lac Reporter
As an aficionado of video games and parent of two fledgling gamers, I'm compelled to warn you about “Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.” While seeking a family Christmas gift last year — something to match the success of the 2010's “Dance Dance Revolution ...

Video game review: 'Witcher 2' casts a spell on the Xbox 360
News Sentinel
By JOHN KOSIK of AP There's always an element within any role-playing game that fans of the genre will gripe about. While last year's "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" was lauded for a beautiful and expansive open world, it was slammed by others for its ...

Blasts From The Past: The Art Of Video Games
The Art of Video Games is a trip through time and pixelated space. It's been 40 years that we've been blasting, jumping and scoring with just a twitch of our thumbs. Along the way, we've left a wake of lushly designed worlds teeming with colorful ...

'Sick' video game lets kids kill Hitler
Herald Sun
A CONTROVERSIAL new video game that allows players to assassinate Adolf Hitler and shows graphic X-ray footage of bullets tearing through flesh will be in the hands of our children this week. Days before the public release of Sniper Elite V2, ...

From gamer to racing driver
The Guardian
Often too shy to answer the front door, he'd spend time in his bedroom, where he played video games. Yet this reserved, awkward teenager from Cardiff had a big surprise in store for his parents. At eight, Jann thought he might have a chance of making ...

The Guardian

Are gamer eyes better suited to accepting The Hobbit's trailblazing 48fps ...
Even though the 30fps vs 60fps debate still rages in regards to console titles (most recently and notably the Modern Warfare 3 versus Battlefield 3 war of 2011) and many a console gamerprobably doesn't know what they're missing out on in terms of ...

Have gamers got too much power?
Normally this wouldn't be particularly newsworthy - after all, nine out of every ten video gameendings are drenched in generous lashings of weak sauce. But this time instead of shrugging their shoulders and accepting it, an angry swarm of ME fans bit ...

Only One Video Game Awards Show Lets You Watch Solid Snake Blow Himself Up
That's exactly what the Canadian Video Game Awards have done for the last three years and you can catch a 60-minute CVA TV special on G4 Canada on this weekend. The 2012 edition was hosted by screenwriter David Hayter, probably better known as the ...

Team Evil Geniuses Manager Anna Prosser Believes More Female Gamers Will Turn Pro
The lifelong gamer entered eSports during college as a video reporter covering the growing pro gaming scene. She currently serves as manager for the Portland-based pro gaming team Evil Geniuses and travels to eSports events around the world, ...


Video Game Tourism - Reader's Feature
Hence I propose a new video games genre: the tourist 'em-up. This would encompass games that do not rely on grind, but offer a more leisurely, sedate approach. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about making games which are simple journeys from A ...


Say no to violent video games
We think that young children should not play violent games on the computer. Our parents did not allow us to play video games at all. However, we do play certain video games that are fun to play and learn from but for a very limited time.

Gamer Bathroom is Flush with Pixel Art
Technabob (blog)
But that doesn't mean that a bathroom can't be a fun place too – like this awesomevideo game themed bathroom from Technabob reader Gregory Pinzone. Gregory's bathroom is loaded with retro video game touches, with artwork from Super Mario Bros., ...

Technabob (blog)

Fans give one-star Amazon reviews to author who claims Assassin's Creed stole ...
Sci-fi author John Beiwenger recently filed a lawsuit against video-game publisher Ubisoft. He alleged that the French company stole the story for its blockbuster Assassin's Creed video gameseries from his novel, Link. The 2002 book features a device ...

PlayStation All-Stars Announced, Nintendo's Smash Bros. Around the Corner?
The Gamer Access (blog)
The news is out: Sony is working on a game that takes many of their first party exclusive and multiplatform third-party characters and throws them into a Super Smash Bros style game. Interest has been raised as to how which characters will interact ...

Nintendo ends its apathy toward online-services
Japanese video game publisher Nintendo recently suffered its first annual loss. The yen's value hurt in the $460 million loss, but it didn't help that Nintendo wasn't adjusting to the times. No part of its business model better exemplified this ...

TV shows hating on video gamers
Speaking from the point of view of a video game fan who is of sound mind and active social life, I'd like to know why you almost always make us look like morons, cretins or drooling sociopaths on the small screen. The most recent sign of TV's ...

Story stars in 'Walking Dead'
Sentinel and Enterprise
No, that's not a sarcastic jab at an oversaturated video game cliché. Rather, it's a nod to the uniquely thoughtful approach developer Telltale Games takes with "The Walking Dead," an episodic adventure based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, ...

Obese youths at risk for illness
Columbus Dispatch
LOUIS — Jake Watters is a typical teenager who loves listening to music, playing video gamesand annoying his parents. But he also faces a health challenge that used to be seen only in much older people. Fatty liver disease, a condition historically ...

Just one more game
Sydney Morning Herald
I spent my formative years becoming fluent in, and addicted to, the video games of the '80s and early '90s - the industry-redefining stretch from roughly Mario Brothers to Mortal Kombat. You could say that video games and I went through adolescence...

Sydney Morning Herald

MORENO VALLEY: College students find commercial success
Moreno Valley College student Tim Johansen created models for the Team Fortress 2 video game that are available for in-game purchase and some in the vetting process at Valve Game Studio. Students studying simulation and gaming at Moreno Valley College ...


Celebrity Adrianne Curry Plays Dragon Ball Z Kinect in TEKKEN Cosplay
LAS VEGAS – Celebrity gamer Adrianne Curry is working with Namco Bandai on the upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 console release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Curry, who is one of the judges for Sony's “The Tester” online series, was on hand for Namco ...


PlayStation's E3 2012 Spectacle Already In Effect - Nick's Gaming View Episode #69
The Gamer Access (blog)
As with every episode, Nick's Gaming View Episode #69 is filled with a line-up of content nogamer should miss out on, as who wants to be the uninformed gamer on the net? This is Nick's Gaming View!

'The Witcher 2' proves to be a wonderful challenge
Burlington Hawk Eye
This edition of Gamer's Corner is dedicated entirely to "The Witcher 2." "The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings: Enhanced Edition" available for the Xbox 360. Rated "M" for Mature. $59.99 I went into "The Witcher 2" with incredibly high expectations.

Great at mobile games? You could become a Guinness World Record holder this ...
The Verge
Gaming has been recognised by the Guinness World Records for some years now, with the youngest professional gamer, first professional gamer, and even weirder records like the longest gaming session in indoor freefall all being recorded in the annals of ...

Gang-shooting case: Adult charges for 2 teens rare
Orlando Sentinel
By Bianca Prieto and Arelis R. Hernández, Orlando Sentinel While most boys spend their time playing video games, surfing Facebook or watching TV, authorities say 13-year-old John "Jojo" Mendez plotted a murder disguised as a drug deal against a rival ...

YFSF: Traction: RedSox-PaleSox Gamer III
By attackgerbil
Five games in a row goes a long ways towards making the troubles of April a bit more palatable. Jon Lester had a rough go in Minnesota last time out, but that was the start of Boston's streak. Jake Peavy is on the bump for Chicago. Comment ...

One Video Game Montage Goes Right, is Beautiful (Video ...
By Joey Davidson
One Video Game Montage Goes Right, is Beautiful (Video). By Joey Davidson on April 29, ... Joey Davidson has been a diehard gamer ever since his dad brought home the family's NES and a copy of Paperboy. He's been taking his opinions ...

How the video games industry is faring

How the video games industry is faring
By AP April 12: Market tracker NPD Group says US retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 25 percent in March from a year earlier to $1.1 billion. It marked the fourth month of decline as Sony Corp.

Smithsonian explores the art of video games
Los Angeles Times
By Jamie Wetherbe Art is in the eye of the beholder, or in the case of the Smithsonian's new exhibit, the gamer. “The Art of Video Games” takes game-boys and -girls through four decades of video game history showcasing interviews of early game creators ...

Los Angeles Times

Are video games art?
Washington Post
Sean Healy, 9, left, of Potomac, Maryland, and Neve Monigan, 8, of Dayton, Ohio, play Super Marion Bros at the exhibition, the Art of Video Games at the American Art Museum thru September 30, 2012. Chris Melissinos created his first video game when he ...

Biz Break: A changing video game industry shows up in Zynga, Nintendo results ...
San Jose Mercury News
Three video game companies hit the news Thursday in very different ways, showing the varying fortunes of companies in the rapidly changing sector of the tech industry. San Francisco-based Zynga -- in the forefront of the newer social-network-related ...

The Top 10 Video Game Athletes of All Time
PC Magazine
By Jeffrey L. Wilson Sports, the athletic contest between competitors for fun, profit, and glory, are known for incredible matches between larger-than-life characters—sporting video gamerepresentations are no different. Early arcade machines and home ...

Action Video Games Change Brains
Product Design & Development
This is the first time research has attributed these differences directly to playing video games. Twenty-five subjects — who had not previously played videogames — played a game for a total of 10 hours in one to two hour sessions.

In-depth: Kevin Bacon in video games
by Alex Norton [Console/PC, Design] My project team has the distinct honor of listing actor Kevin Bacon in the 'Special Thanks' portion of our credits, but I doubt he has any idea that he's in there. The fact is, he's had a very large – albeit unknown ...


A New Music Video Turns To '90s Video Games Like Duke Nukem for Inspiration
New York Times (blog)
The dancing is reminiscent of so-bad-its-good 1990s video game animation. And the whole thing feels flat and Photoshopped — also in a good way, the perfect accompaniment to Hynes's retro kitsch approach to catchy pop. Here T Magazine hosts the ...

Video Game Quick Hits 4/27/2012
Big Shiny Robot!
Can you believe it? April's almost over. A week from now we'll be geeksplashing movie screens across the country as we watch The Avengers release the Power of Whedon all over Loki and his hideous aliens. Well, most of us will be.

Big Shiny Robot!

Watch video game characters run from left to right
By Keith Shaw Add a new comment April 27, 2012, 2:27 PM — It seems so simple, but when you combine a ton of video game characters from the 8-bit era all running from left to right (there is a pause in the middle where some stop and run left for a bit ...

Did a violent video game cause Winter Haven man to kill students?
WTSP 10 News
The chief told reporters Wednesday that Davis was addicted to the video game, Battlefield 3 and played out violent scenarios non-stop. Chief Hester said, "[Davis] told the detectives freely and talked very freely about playing that game on a daily ...

WTSP 10 News

Walden Pond: The Video Game looks as dull as it sounds
By Keith Shaw Add a new comment April 27, 2012, 11:38 AM — From Nicholas Carr [via Galleycat] comes this gem: development of a video game based on the writings of Henry David Thoreau and his Walden Pond experience. The game offers such action as ...

Mario and The Greatest Video Game Franchises
The Entertainment Bureau
I saw an image on reddit recently pointing out that the release of Mario 64 was closer temporally to the dawn of video games than present day. Made me feel old. Feldman: Excellent first one to mention. The Nintendo 64 was the first truly 3D gaming ...

The Entertainment Bureau

Justin Blackmon Interview: He's Also a Video Game All-Star
First Coast News
They connected with my agent and my agent knew that I played video games and things of that sort. They let me able to be part of this team. There's this one now any sports game I love to play. Any game as long as it keeps me entertained and there's ...

First Coast News

Montreal studios donate video games to libraries
Montreal Gazette
Montreal's major video game studios will help the city more than quadruple its collection of video games in local libraries. The agreement will allow games to be lent out in all of Montreal's 27 libraries, where previously only eight libraries had ...

Fascinating 'Indie Game' gets into heads of video-game developers
The Seattle Times
A movie review of "Indie Game: The Movie," a fascinating documentary about independent video-game developers — young guys tapping at keyboards in lonely rooms creating works of art. By Soren Andersen 'Indie Game: The Movie,' with Jonathan Blow, ...

If you like old-school video games, you'll love this
Daily Press
You like video games? The retro, old-school type? Then you will not only like this event, but you will love the goofy video advertisement for it. Currently there are no comments. Be the first to comment! NOTE: Comments area is for meaningful discussion ...

'Go Right' Goes Viral On YouTube, Proves Video Games Can Be Art [VIDEO]
International Business Times
The immense sum of video games that followed the exact same outline is forever tied to our youth. They're side-scrollers, they're simple, and they're some of the greatest games ever made. Side-scrolling games, the type where a protagonist moved from ...

International Business Times

Allen's competitiveness carries to video game
Purdue Exponent
The Purdue cornerback has just defeated his 27th-straight follower from Twitter in NCAA Football 2012 on the XBOX 360 after he issued a challenge on the social network to follow anyone who beat him at the video game. “When I was coming up, ...

7 video game facts that could save the world
Politicians, intellectuals and other useless busybodies today are no different, but their target of choice isn't Elvis, Batman or philosophers; it's video games. Well, here's some news for the insufferable bores who think they know better than the rest ...


Smithsonian museum explores the art of gaming
Washington Post
When Chris Melissinos was 12, he created his first complete video game. That might not impress today's young video game enthusiasts, but Melissinos's inspiration was the electronic equivalent of a cave drawing. “My first exposure to video games was ...

Video games: Art or not? Tell us what you think.
Washington Post
Do you think video games are art? Send us your opinion in no more than 100 words. We will publish some of the letters we receive in an upcoming issue of KidsPost. If we publish your letter, we will send you a KidsPost T-shirt.

Major video game villains to cameo in Disney film
GMA News
Even video game villains have their cool moments - like doing cameo appearances in an upcoming Disney movie. And in 3-D, to boot. The cameos are due November 2 in "Wreck-It Ralph," a 3-D computer-animated Disney movie, according to a report on tech ...

Which Video Game Characters Would You Go Gay (Or Straight) For?
Commenter chadboban wonders about that, and puts the question to you: Are there any video game characters you'd go gay (or straight) for? Here's chadboban: Are there any video gamecharacters you'd go gay for? I mean you could be as straight as a ruler ...

Social gamer Zynga posts winning earnings
Online social games star Zynga has beaten Wall Street earnings expectations with quarterly results showing it gained users and pumped up revenue. Zynga posted net income of $US47.05 million ($A45.54 million) on revenue that climbed to $US321 million ...

The Average Gamer 4.27.2012: Football Edition
In the video game world, I am still focused on Mass Effect 3 and now Tiger Woods '13 with a bit of NBA 2k and NHL '12 being played as well. I cannot believe I am still playing a game from the first quarter of the year. Hell, I am still playing two ...

The Dead Aren't - Video Game Proves It
Bright Side of News*
Their music legacy has been revived in the form of a video game released by Curious Sense. We'll have to see if Deadheads change their allegiance from vinyl to video. Deadheads, fans of the psychedelic folk rock band, tagged along with the group from ...

Bright Side of News*

That Glorious Moment When Video Games Win Against Marriage
Unlike in-game marriages, real-life marriages can be problematic when video games are involved. Andrew Allen, a USC film student and a lifelong gamer, acts out these troubles in his latest episode of games versus marriage. Featured is Gears of War, ...

Retro Gamer Tetris Swimsuit | GeekAlerts
By Ryan Cooper
Basically it is a sexy one piece swimsuit for women that features the classic video game Tetris. I guess this also serves as a reminder that swimsuit season is coming. ... by the shape my body is in, regardless of which swimsuit I wear. Too many video games and too much bacon… Retro GamerTetris Swimsuit. BlackMilk Retro Gamer Swimsuit. Composition: Polyester/Nylon/LYCRA; Designer: James Lillis; Made in: Australia. Order the Retro Gamer Swimsuit for AU $90 at BlackMilk.
Geek Alarm

Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog: From LOW to PWNED [3 ...
Several (tm) months back I did my talk on "From LOW to PWNED" at hashdays and BSides Atlanta. The slides were published here and the video from hashdays is here, no video for BSides ATL. I consistently violate presentation zen and I try ...
Carnal0wnage & Attack Research Blog

Video Games Survey: Many Want More Regulation on Violent ...
By Anne Pilon
The debate over video game violence has been re-opened recently, but games with weapons and other types of violence are no strangers to controversy. What do most Americans think about the amount of violence in video games today?

Jay-Z To Launch 'Empire' Facebook Video Game -
Rapper Jay-Z is following his peer 50 Cent into social networking - he's set to launch a game based on his life via 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has teamed up with bosses at G...
Starpulse Entertainment News

Old school gamer dropping a truth bomb | What Would JT Do?
By JT Eberhard
27 Responses to “Old school gamer dropping a truth bomb”. leftwingfox says: April 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm. Ha, I bought the Nintendo ... I remember my first video game consoles. They weighed around 300 pounds, were located in archaic places ...
Freethought Blogs

The Best Windows Phone Gamer in The World
By Saijo George
Zebrasqual you are The Best Windows Phone Gamer in The World and the efforts you put in to unlocking those achievements will no longer go unnoticed. It looks like the drive to unlock achievements are no longer limited to the console and in ...
Best Windows Phone 7 Games Review...

RON PAUL VIDEO GAME « The Burning Platform
By Administrator
Ron Paul Video Game In Development. April 25, 2012 | ISSUE 48•17. Ron Paul supporter Daniel Williams has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a video game called Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution. What do you think? What better ...
The Burning Platform

The Walking Dead Video Game Released on Xbox LIVE | Daily Dead
By Jonathan James
The first episode of The Walking Dead video game was released earlier this week on the PC, Mac, and the PlayStation Network. Thankfully, the delay on the Xbox.
Daily Dead

Retro Gamer – Issue 102, 2012-P2P » Releaselog |
Retro Gamer Magazine is the only gaming magazine in the UK that's totally dedicated to all aspects of retro gaming. If you're a fan of Jet Set Willy, or still feel that the ZX Spectrum is the best games machine of all time then this is the magazine ...
Releaselog |

Youngsters Game titles – Choosing the Right Video Games For your ...
By IT Guru
Whenever video games have been 1st launched, we'd basic game titles such as area intruders, Pac person and tennis games - don't forget pong? Anyone cherished to. ... Fortunately for parents, the actual video gaming industry provides set a new rankings program in position to aid pick the bestvideo game for the grow older. This technique could be the Entertainment Software program Ratings Aboard, often known as the actual ESRB. The intention of this technique is always to rate ...

ConservaTibbs: Video games are not to blame for Breivik massacre
By Scott Tibbs
He played video games, especially first person shooters. This is silly. Millions upon millions worldwide play video games, and the video game industry brings in more revenue than Hollywood. And yet the vast majority of players are not violent ...

Editorial: Should We Let The Government Decide The Creative ...
By Alex Martinet
Throughout the history of video games, the oldest stereotype surrounding the industry has always been do violent video games affect player behavior and personality. It is a known fact that people who play games are exposed to more violence ...

PWNED #22 | UEFA EURO 2012, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Tiger ...
PWNED #22. EA Video Games ... On the latest edition of PWNED: ... PlayPWNED #21 Tiger ...

Ron Paul video game debuts this summer
A video game featuring Ron Paul and his libertarian ideas is being developed by a Texas programmer.

20 Cute Video Game Characters You Don't Want To Mess With - Digg
Just because a character is cute doesn't mean that they can't flip and rip you a new one. As a matter of fact, quite a few video game characters that you want to ...

Six Lazy Video Game RPG Tropes That Need To Die

Six Lazy Video Game RPG Tropes That Need To Die A Swift Death
But I'm not just bothered by implausibility baked into pen and paper games; I also find much left to be desired about video game RPGs, which seem to follow in the footsteps of the worst, most kitschy and predictable sort of fantasy fiction.


Video game review: Fez
New York Daily News
LOVED IT: Old-school visuals are cute, easy-to-learn gameplay, great sense of humor, intelligent puzzling HATED IT: Map isn't always friendly, occasional bugs GRAB IT IF: You loved Zelda, Mega Man and Paper Mario long ago, or last year's Catherine In a ...

New York Daily News

Consumer Monthly Video Game Rental Spend Captures $23 Versus $20 for Premium ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Apr 26, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- While only half of the respondents to ABI Research's Technology Barometer(TM) survey claimed to rent video games, which are usually game console centric, as compared to DVD/Blu-ray movies, ...

Video-game review: 'Trials Evolution'
Bellingham Herald
By BILLY O'KEEFE - McClatchy-Tribune Purely in terms of how certain returning features relate to their counterparts in 2009's "Trials HD," the modestly-titled "Trials Evolution" is very aptly named. As a description for the total package, though, ...

London 2012 Olympics video game: 6 gold medals we've already won
First in line at the London 2012 Olympics licensing party is Sega and its official video game tie-in, which to be fair is looking more polished - and more enjoyable - than any of the publisher's previous 5-ring outings. Despite not being based in ...

Walden Woods video game will recreate the world of Thoreau
The Guardian
Its lack of thrills, spills and multiple deaths means it is unlikely to appeal to fans of Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, but a video game based on the years Henry David Thoreau spent living alone in a Massachusetts cabin is in development, ...

The Guardian

'The Art of Video Games:' still in beta
The Verge
Some might argue that there still isn'ta serious conversation about video game art happening, as The Art of Video Games doesn't talk back much to the viewer or take risks with its point of view. There is no overriding thesis here except for perhaps the ...

Video game conference is strictly business
Raleigh, NC — Video game professionals got the opportunity to network and collaborate at the East Coast Game Conference, held Wednesday and Thursday at the Raleigh Convention Center. The conference is the largest of its kind on the East Coast.

Detroit is video game central in 2012
WR Calvin Johnson's selection as the “Madden '13” cover athlete makes him the third Detroit sports figure to appear on the cover of a video game in 2012. Detroit Tigers' pitcher Justin Verlander, who is the reigning American League MVP and Cy Young ...

Calvin Johnson to appear on cover of Madden 13 video game
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson will grace the cover of Electronic Arts Sports' Madden NFL 13 video game. Johnson was revealed as the winner by ESPN's "SportsNation" on Wednesday, beating out Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Walden/Henry David Thoreau Video Game to be Financed by NEA Grant
Reason Online (blog)
I have some questions, such as wouldn't a Lysander Spooner video game also be a great idea? (I want to play No Treason, don't you?) And, do the game developers realize this is hilarious, even if it turns out to be somehow cool? (The quotes above rather ...

Reason Online (blog)

Watch All Three 'Uncharted' Video Games Edited Into Movies
/FILM (blog)
Nathan Drake, the star of the Uncharted games, is the video game Indiana Jones. He's charming, he's a bad-ass and he travels the world getting into ancient-themed adventures. In video game form, the Uncharted world was built to be cinematic and that's ...

Jay-Z launching video game
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Rapper Jay-Z is following his peer 50 Cent into social networking – he's set to launch a game based on his life via 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has teamed up with bosses at Game Show Network Digital to create an interactive game of...

Houston Chronicle (blog)

Spidey Foes to Rattle 'Amazing Spider-Man' Game
by Derrik J. Lang AP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Spider-Man must contend with more than just a lizard in his latest video game adventure. The web-slinging superhero will also face off against Rhino, Iguana and Felicia Hardy in "The Amazing Spider-Man," the ...

VIDEO GAMES: Marvel vs Capcom 2 Re-Released for iOS Devices.
Comic Book Movie
Fan of the old arcade game that was also released on Xbox Live and the Playstation Network? Now you can have it on the go with your iPod Touch or iPad. The classic arcade hit Marvel vs Capcom 2 is now re-released for iOS devices.

Comic Book Movie

UBC course puts video games at the forefront
She explained to the Georgia Straight that video-game development hadn't been taught in her department before primarily because its focus to provide a “strong computer-science education—and I think we do that very well”. In a phone interview, ...

Ron Paul Video Game Character Modified Version Of 'Mario Brother' Villain
CBS Local
It appears that the “Ron Paul: The Road to REVOLution” video game is actually copied and pasted from a template, and the character models came from various sources from Super Nintendo games of the 1990s. In the game, Paul appears to be a modified ...

CBS Local

This week's video games
Arizona Daily Star
Nearly three years in the making, the follow-up to the motorcycle trick-and-racer expands upon its already impressive predecessor to reach ridiculous new heights. Each of the game's myriad modes - with standouts including career, multiplayer and course ...

Star Wars: The Old Republic launches in 38 countries across Europe and Middle East
PC Gamer Magazine
An announcement on the TOR site mentions that Star Wars: The Old Republic has gone live across 38 countries spread throughout Europe and the Middle East. Citizens of Albania, Croatia, Turkey, the Ukraine, Afghanistan, Egypt, Kuwait and many more will ...

PC Gamer Magazine

Madden 13 Video: Watch Exciting Gameplay Trailer for Hit Football Video Game
Bleacher Report
If you love football and you love video games, generally speaking, you want Madden to be great every year. Having said that, the trailer for Madden 13 has to whet the appetite of even the series' biggest critics. It's true, it's just a sizzle trailer.

NEA awards grants to four video game projects as part of Arts in Media category
The Verge
Out of those 78 grants, four are directly for the development of video games. Let's Breakthrough, Inc. in New York City received $75000 to "support the development of an interactive video game for social change." This online and mobile game project ...

'Yertle the Turtle' Enters Canada's Culture War; A Walden Video Game
The Atlantic Wire
Video games! Your Money! -- consider that Thoreau went to Walden because he wanted to "learn to live deliberately," a lifestyle millions of college freshman embrace every year with the help of Tecmo Bowl Bo Jackson and dorm-wide Mario Kart tournaments.

Jay-Z Adds Video Game Designer To His "Empire" Of Accomplishments (DETAILS)
Global Grind
Jay-Z can now add video game designer to his long list of accomplishments! The Brooklyn emcee has announced that he will be releasing a game called "Empire" via Facebook. Empire is still in the testing stages, but once it is launched, Facebook users ...

Global Grind

Madden 2013 Cover: Cam Newton Fortunate to Dodge Video Game Curse
Bleacher Report
He pushed hard for the honor, coming up with a litany of nicknames and touting his credentials as a life-long gamer in this campaign video: But even that couldn't get Cam on the cover of his favorite video game ahead of "Megatron," who just so happens ...

Bleacher Report

'Walden Woods' video game based on philosopher Thoreau's life ...
By Alison Flood, The Guardian
Its lack of thrills, spills and multiple deaths means it is unlikely to appeal to fans of Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, but a video game based on the years Henry David Thoreau spent living alone in a Massachusetts cabin is in development, ...
The Raw Story

Obama: Video Games Better Than Farm Chores — The Healthy ...
By Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
I guess they can always play video games or watch TV instead. Surely there's a video game out there where children can simulate farm chores without ever leaving the living room couch! A generation of farm kids raised on sloth instead of a ...
The Healthy Home Economist

The Video Game Deathmatch: Greatest Story Ever Told Winner Is ...
By G4TVLeah
Mass Effect and God of War fought it out in a battle of epic proportions in our Video GameDeathmatch: Best Story Ever Told edition. After a week-long voting period, the winner has finally been...
G4 TV - TheFeed

Q&A: Getting Music Placed in Video Games - MTT - Music Think Tank
By James Aviaz
After getting our first listen to the upcoming Halo 4 soundtrack – as written by former Massive Attack producer Neil Davidge – it seemed the perfect time to give some insight into video game music and placements. We spoke with Josh Kessler, ...
Music Think Tank (primary) RSS

By Matt Clark
'Walking Dead' Video Game: A Brilliantly Executed Adaptation. Posted 1 min ago by Matt Clark in Image Comics, Panels & Pixels, Review, video games. When I was a kid, I had a recurring nightmare. I would awake, startled by some ...
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Video Game Contest for Healthivores | Well and Wise
By hclibrary
Students can use their creativity to develop an online video game that teaches a healthy lesson for the chance to win AMD-powered computers for their team, their teacher, and their school.
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Henry David Thoreau's Walden: The Video Game | biblioklept
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One Comment to “Henry David Thoreau's Walden: The Video Game”. dailypop · April 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm. Much better than the Story of the Eye first person shooter video game… which was somewhat scarring. Reply ...

Help Prove That Video Games Aren't Dumb | Kotaku Australia
By Jason Schreier
In an article published by The Atlantic earlier this month, writer Taylor Clark posited that “video games, with very few exceptions, are dumb.” Nevermind the ridiculousness of such a hyperbolic, inflammatory statement, responds Brainy Gamer's ...
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Orton vs. Lesnar SummerSlam News, WWE Video Games ...
By Jason Kilmeade features an article looking at Electronic Arts being on the lookout for acquisitions of other video game studios. They speculate that THQ could be acquired, meaning EA would take over the rights to WWE's video games.

Know All That! – 'The Art of Video Games:' still in beta
By T.C. Sottek
AOVG controller. Hordes of young school children march up the steps to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC on a cloudless Friday morning. As they run around yelling and chasing one another, the security guard on duty ...
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The Worst Video Game Glitches from
We've already talked about how video game glitches can be fun distractions, game-changers ...

Ron Paul Video Game In Development | The Onion - America's ...
Ron Paul supporter Daniel Williams has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a video gamecalled Ron Paul: Road to REVOLution.,2...

20 Cute Video Game Characters You Don't Want To Mess With ...
As a matter of fact, quite a few video game characters that you want to pick up and hug ... 10 Time Periods We'd Like To See Explored More In Video Games ...

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Classic video game characters in Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph'

Classic video game characters to cameo in Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph'
Entertainment Weekly
2 animated comedy about a 1980s-era video game bad-guy (voiced by John C. Reilly) who decides he's sick of causing trouble and wants to become a hero. In the story, game characters can travel between their respective worlds via electrical plugs, ...

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Video Game Review: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
New York Daily News
By Ebenezer Samuel / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Resident Evil is supposed to be dark and tense, a story-driven survival-horror game that continually leaves you wondering what will happen next. Third-person shooters are built to be fast-paced and systematic.

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Tetris, PTSD Study Suggests Video Game May Lessen Flashbacks, Other Symptoms
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Researchers are now corroborating what some trauma sufferers have happened upon by chance: Focusing on a highly engaging visual-spatial task, such as playing video games, may significantly reduce the occurrence of flashbacks, the mental images ...

A Video Game Designed to Treat Depression Worked Better Than Counseling
The Atlantic
By medGadget Researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand just published promising results of a study comparing a video game they designed to help treat depression in teenage kids against traditional face-to-face counseling.

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Comic Book Movie
Beeox studio chief Dee Brown shares some interesting info about working on The Amazing Spider-Man video game, primarily his statements about working closely with Marvel and Sony and the inclusion of the Black Cat leads me to believe that before the ...

What Video Games Teach Us About Marriage
Filling one's video game home with a spouse can feel roughly as inconsequential as filling it with wheels of cheese. But even while the potential suitors of Skyrim represent a wide range of races, occupations, and depth, the outcomes of marriage are ...

Henry David Thoreau Video Game Gets $40000 NEA Grant
By Jason Boog on April 25, 2012 2:24 PM The University of Southern California has received a $40000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce a video game based on the work of Henry David Thoreau. Here's more about the project: “To ...

Video game just for cops: Rochester has driving and use-of-force simulators to ...
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By LIZ MARKHLEVSKAYA ROCHESTER — It may look like a video game, but the state-of-the-art simulator being used by local law enforcement helps keep officers safe and improves decision making, said Police Chief David Dubois.

Fashion tips and suggestions, inspired by video games
But what if your favorite looks are worn by a video game character, like an intergalactic bounty hunter or anthropomorphic hedgehog? One can at least capture their essence via clothing choices that are far more grounded in reality using the guide ...

Review: The Walking Dead Video Game (Episode 1, A New Day)
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The Walking Dead Video game is finally upon us, well sort of, the game is going to be released in 5 separate episodes so you can take it in like you would the comics or the TV series. There are two options for purchasing the series, you can buy them ...

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Xbox 360's 'NBA Baller Beats' could be a game-changer
By Mike Snider, USA TODAY Here's a new move for video game hoops: The upcoming Xbox 360 release NBA Baller Beats adds a real basketball to the action. Dribbling isn't drab: 'NBA Baller Beats' will be the first game to use Kinect's motion-sensing ...


The Dedicated Gamer's Guide to Living Room Furni...
Houston Press (blog)
Now we've gone searching for the best way to outfit your living room with video game style. The N64 doesn't get near enough credit as a system, even though without Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64 a good half of all games wouldn't even exist.

Activision Publishing And Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Announce All ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Developed by Behavior Interactive, Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games is the video gameextension of the upcoming fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Continental Drift, where gamers of all ages can use teamwork or go ...

Video Games in the Classroom? Social Media Could Change Education
Governing (blog)
Imagine high school biology students logging onto a video game in which they play the role of a white blood cell traversing the human body, fighting bacteria and disease. Imagine middle school students performing old-fashioned frog dissections on a ...

Gamer's Piece: Why I will always love video games
UConn Daily Campus
I'm confident that whoever will take over the video games column will do both a fine job and will come up with a much better title than “Gamer's Piece” that took me a whole two minutes to come up with. I hope my many reviews and column pieces were at ...

7 Insane Video Game Secrets And Easter Eggs
G4 TV (blog)
Who doesn't like a good videogame Easter egg? There's nothing like playing a game and discovering some incredible secret you had no idea about, like the sinister messages scrawled on the walls of Portal's Aperture Laboratories, or John Romero's ...

Playing Tetris may treat PTSD, flashbacks
LONDON — A seemingly trivial task — playing a particular video game — may lessen flashbacks and other psychological symptoms following a traumatic event, according to research presented here at the British Psychology Society Annual Conference.

Pre-caffeine tech: Faceook phone, video game rides!
Facebook, iPhone, Twitter and Wii. Technology evolves at the speed of light.'s tech reporters look at the gadgets, games and innovations changing our world. Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing ...

This week in Video Game Criticism: From auteurs to shoot'em up history
It's all highs and lows in This Week in Video Game Criticism, as we once again look to the best of the best in games critique and commentary from across the web. Whether you're an optimist or a pessimist, a realist or absurdist, it's all here!


North Central College alumnus to host free talk April 25 on video game development
By Ted Slowik Yesterday at 8:27 am Video game designer, technical consultant and North Central College alumnus Ross Przybylski will host a free presentation on using Adobe Flash to developvideo games. Przybylski will present “How To Become Your Own ...

John C. Reilly's “Wreck-It-Ralph” to feature classic video game cameos
Similarly, Disney's new video game-focused “Wreck-It Ralph” is set to feature animated cameos from a number of different classic video game characters. With a main character voiced by John C. Reilly, “Wreck-It Ralph” is an animated flick following the ...


GAME THEORY: Gamer's diet not as poor as advertised
One of the worst portrayals of the gamer's diet is from an episode of “South Park” titled “Make Love, Not Warcraft.” It involved the four main kids dedicating their lives to being the best in a video game. Throughout the journey, they added rolls of ...

Sheep Shearing, Video Games, and More Family Fun: Play Date
By Kathleen F. Miller Families are invited to see sheep being shorn of their winter coats, and enjoy spinning demonstrations, children's crafts, tractor rides, pony rides, food and more, according to an announcement from the City of Bellevue parks ...

Dolby Atmos surround sound technology could transform video games
Dolby Atmos will be implemented first in movie theaters but the goal is to eventually bring the technology into the home where it will find its place in video games. Described as Dolby's “most significant innovation in years,” here's how Dolby Atmos ...

Disney Animation's 'Wreck-It Ralph' Will Feature 'Roger Rabbit' Style Cameos ...
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Disney Animation's computer animated feature film Wreck-It Ralph follows Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), a bad guy from a Donkey Kong meets Rampage inspired 1980′s arcade game Fix It Felix Jr. The story is set inside the world of video games.

Training simulator uses video game technology
By Erin Hicks In corrections, you never know what routine activity could turn into a life-threatening scenario. Therefore, it's crucial to be able to train for any incident. IES Interactive Training has taken advantage of the new technology ...

David Banner Goes Direct To Fans With Sex, Drugs & Video Games
Rapper David Banner is going direct to fans for support with the upcoming free (but please donate) release of Sex, Drugs & Video Games. In the process he's attempting to show that urban artists can take control of their own music and media activities.

Video Game Review: 'Armored Core V' Comes Streamlined But Still Tough
In other words gamer “noobz” are likely to get very confused and very frustrated very quickly. On the negative side (for me at least) remains the annoying way the game accounts for resources. For instance if I shoot too many missiles in an individual ...

Video games may promote healthy aging
April 24, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Tell the kids to take a break and give their grandparents a turn at their video games. A new study finds playing video gamesmay promote healthier aging. The games provide cognitive stimulation and a source of social ...

Help Prove That Video Games Aren't Dumb
In an article published by The Atlantic earlier this month, writer Taylor Clark posited that "video games, with very few exceptions, are dumb." Nevermind the ridiculousness of such a hyperbolic, inflammatory statement, responds Brainy Gamer's Michael ...

The ACLU on Congressman Joe Baca's Video Game Labeling Bill ...
By james_fudge
In case you have forgotten, the bill would put a label on most video games with the following warning: "WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior." Here's why such a law is wrong, according to the ...
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Classic Nintendo Video Game Characters to Cameo in 'Wreck-It Ralph'
By Melissa Molina
You can't just go ahead and make a video game-related movie without at least mentioning some of the most popular video games out there. So it's no surprise that they're not only being mentioned, but we're going to be able to see them ...

YFSF: Phil Hughes, Step UP: Yanks-Rangers Gamer III
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I have no problem admitting that I enjoyed watching Yu Darvish pitch last night. Yankee batters were off balance all game long, chasing 96 mph — sometimes wild — fastballs only to be flummoxed by Bugs Bunny 78 curves, rendering a fine ...

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Amazing X-Rays Reveal the Insides of Video Game Controllers ...
By Sean Patterson
A Reddit user named Diabolikal49 has posted a gallery of x-ray images depicting the internal mechanisms of a variety of video game controllers. It's a fun demonstration that underneath the sleek plastic molded to fit human hands lurks circuit ...

Uloop Blog » Mass Effect 3: Gamer Entitlement or Artistic Vision?
By Michael Hubbard
I have been irritated by the amount that “gamer entitlement” has been thrown around as though it were a negative thing. In nearly every other economic venture, ... Instead, with video games, you're required to purchase the game without having any experience with it. Most of the demos these days don't even ... iterative design within video games. We might not have problems like these any more ifvideo game companies start asking their consumer base about what they'd like to see.
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North Central College Alums Host Video Game Creation Program ...
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Ross Przybylski, an NCC alum and video game designer will host a presentation today on how to use Adobe Flash to build video games. Continue reading here. Game designer Ross Przybylski and NCC alumni will be hosting a game ...
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The Walking Dead Video Game Launch Trailer | Daily Dead
By Jonathan James
The Walking Dead video game was released yesterday on the PC and Mac, as well as the US PlayStation Network. Today, it will be available on the EU PlayStation Network and an Xbox Live version is coming soon. For those that haven't ...
Daily Dead

Ron Paul Video Game Making Headlines
By Trevor Lyman
Ron Paul video game in works By DARIUS DIXON | 4/23/12 7:19 AM EDT Ron Paul may not be in line for the presidency anytime soon but he's being fast-tracked to video game stardom. In the upcoming “Ron Paul: The Road to.

CBLDF » ACLU Connects the Comics Code and Video Game Bill
By bgomez
Before linking the Comics Code with today's furor over violence in video games, Rottman shares a rare instance of victory against Comics Code censors: The pernicious ... The video game bill interferes with parental rights and obligations.

Disabilities Are No Match for Competitive Gamer | Reporting Texas
By komcelroy
By Efren Salinas For Reporting Texas. HOUSTON — Sports has a long history of tales of overcoming adversity against astronomical odds; competitive video gaming is no different. Mike Begum, with almost no use of his arms and legs, ...
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Wait, Video Games Can Teach Us Marriage Skills? « HowAboutWe ...
By Lauren Passell
Even though I don't like video games, this piece on Kotaku directly comparing video games and marriage is interesting, and it makes me want to go out and get a controller and console. (Those are video game words.) In the piece, he ...
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Brainy Gamer: I got your smart games right here.
By Michael Abbott
There's no nice way to say this, but it needs to be said: video games, with very few exceptions, are dumb. And they're not just ... Brainy Gamer is a blog and podcast devoted to video games and the community of gamers. Your comments and ...
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Why the end of the $60 video game is near | Games Blog - Yahoo ...
From the blog Games Blog: There's a war going on in the video game world, but it's ... higher volume of purchasers to mitigate the reduced revenue per gamer. ... Anyone notice that when prices of video games and video systems go down, that ...

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