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New Study Links Mental Disorders in Children to Screen Time

A new study from the University of Bristol finds a correlation between the amount of time spent in front of a TV screen either watching television or playing video games and psychological strife in children. The study lasted seven days, during … Continue reading

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IndieCade 2010: Limbo

Chances are you’ve already played the dark puzzle platformer, Limbo. Released earlier this year on Xbox Live Arcade, Limbo was met with unanimous praise from critics. In many ways the game has become the indie hit of 2010. So it’s … Continue reading

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IndieCade 2010: Solace

While perusing the handful of games on display at this year’s IndieCade, nothing caught my eye quite like Solace. Maybe it had something to do with the pretty colors and spinning objects (hey, I’m easily entertained). After spending some time … Continue reading

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X-Men Arcade Coming to XBLA and PSN

For years, gamers have longed for the X-Men arcade game to finally come to the home consoles. A seemingly perfect fit for online multiplayer, the six player side scrolling beat-em-up had a very bizarre plot. It is considered one of … Continue reading

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Capcom Needs Your Help Making Mega Man Legends 3

Capcom is bringing community involvement to a whole new level with Mega Man Legends 3. By logging into their community website, you are given the chance to influence the design of the new female heroine for the series. The design … Continue reading

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 New Characters and Gameplay Video

While it seems like today is full of news about Marvel games, that’s because it is. With the New York Comic Con in full swing, we’re getting a lot of news from the world where comics and gaming collide. Capcom … Continue reading

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X-Men Destiny Teaser Trailer

What choices would you make if you were a mutant? Would you embrace your human brethren? Or would you feel shunned by a society that fears you? The new game X-men Destiny looks to answer those questions and more by … Continue reading

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Mass Effect 2 DLC Deal of the Week on Xbox Live

This weeks deal is for those who don’t think there was enough content in Mass Effect 2. It’s also for the people like me who just can’t get enough space opera. For the week of October 11th, two of the … Continue reading

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This Week In Gaming: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

This week’s history lesson is brought to you by Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Those of you that remember this one probably have some fond memories. Published and developed by none other than LucasArts, Jedi Knight was released on October … Continue reading

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GDC Online: Impressions

This year’s GDC Austin, oddly (but fittingly) renamed GDC Online, continued to move the focus away from big triple-A titles. Lured by the siren call of earnings reports from Farmville and social games titans like Zynga, GDC Online caters to … Continue reading

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Timothy Cain Reveals Details Around His Next Game

They won’t admit it, but fans of PC RPGs regularly hold candlelight vigils in honor of NCSoft Design Director Timothy Cain. By producing games like Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, and Fallout, Cain has … Continue reading

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I Heart Uncharted

When people think about the directors of movies based on video games, the word auteur is never used. Uwe Boll is considered by all to be one of the worst filmmakers ever. Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil)  is more like … Continue reading

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In-Game Advertising Company Massive to Close

A few years back, Microsoft made big news when they bought Massive, a company that focused on placing dynamic advertising in video games. Now, in an interesting move, Massive looks to be closing. Don’t expect that to reduce the number … Continue reading

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Broken Controller Video Game Law Protest

Leland Yee hates video games, though he’s probably never really played them. The problem is that Leland Yee is a politician who keeps wasting taxpayer’s money to pass laws against games. Since you’re reading this, I’m assuming that you’re on … Continue reading

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Available in 2012

At what point can I officially hate episodic gaming? For every publisher that gets it right, there are tons who just screw up the entire idea. In fact, I think only Telltale Games has been able to actually keep to … Continue reading

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The Week in Reviews

Ever been an escaped prisoner with an explosive headband tied to your skull? Enslaved: Odyssey to the West gives you that chance as the lead off video review in our roundup this week. We also have Comic Jumper, Final Fantasy: … Continue reading

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GDC Online: Rock, Paper, Starcraft II

David Mark of Intrinsic Algorithm presented an interesting application of game balance in a GDC Online presentation today. While the idea of “game balance” may seem obvious, creating a balanced game that is also interesting is something else entirely. After … Continue reading

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GDC Online: The Old Republic Designer Hints at Story Quests, Death Penalty

A presentation from Star Wars: The Old Republic Lead Systems Designer Damion Schubert at GDC Online revealed some hints at the leveling style and tone of the upcoming Star Wars MMO. While talking about grind, Schubert revealed that  The Old Republic will … Continue reading

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All Your History: Castlevania Part 2

When Japanese publisher and developer Konami released the first Castlevania in 1986, even they couldn’t have known the tremendous impact it would have.  The combination of intense combat and tricky platforming created the entire action genre that still stands strong … Continue reading

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Eorzean Escapades Part 2: Guildleves and Questing

Last time on Eorzean Escapades… We made a character! embedded by Embedded Video