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Violence In Video Games: Bad For Kids?

Friday, September 30th, 2011 by admin. Filed under: Game News.

USA Today is carrying a story about new research that was recently presented to the American Psychological Association by psychologist Patrick Markey of Villanova University. Markey’s research attempted to demonstrate a correlation between aggressive behavior in youths and violence in video games. What he found, however, was that while violence itself had little [...]

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League of Legends: Dominion Review

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 by admin. Filed under: Game Review.

Riot Games’ wildly popular free-to-play battle arena game “League of Legends” released a new map/mode earlier this week called Dominion. Dominion represents a significant departure from the traditional MOBA formula – instead of trying to destroy the enemy base, players must take and hold various points around the map to win. Both teams [...]

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PC May Soon Surpass Console Game Sales

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 by admin. Filed under: Game News.

Technology blog Techgage recently brought back some interesting tidbits from an NVIDIA conference call. NVIDIA, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of PC graphics hardware, indicated that analysis of sales trends over the last several years points to an upset around 2014. At this point, NVIDIA projects that the total yearly revenue from [...]

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To Each Their Own

Friday, September 16th, 2011 by admin. Filed under: Game News.

Every gamer has at least one “guilty pleasure” — one game that other people either hate, don’t understand, or simply don’t care about. For me, it was these text-based adventure games that I got hooked on when I was younger. They didn’t have good graphics, interesting characters, or compelling plots. They had [...]

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A Word About Preorder Bonuses And DLC

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 by admin. Filed under: Game News.

If you’re not familiar with these terms, prepare to be enlightened. Preorder bonuses are special extras — goodies that can be used either in-game or in real life — that you can get from certain retailers for ordering copies of games before they are released. Sometimes retailers offer the same goodies, but most [...]

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