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  • Fallout 4 Nuka-World Release Date and Gameplay Trailer

    08/16/2016 10:44:49 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 19 replies
    Bethesda.Net ^ | August 15, 2016 | Matt Grandstaff
    Nuka-World is a vast amusement park featuring Raider gangs and unique park zones like Safari Adventure, the World of Refreshment, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, Galactic Zone and Nuka-Town, USA. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders factions, weapons, creatures and more. Enjoy the ride!
  • Ghostbusters dev Fireforge files for Bankruptcy

    08/14/2016 1:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Games Industry ^ | August 1, 2016 | Dan Pearson
    Owes millions to part owner Tencent, according to filings Fireforge, the California developer responsible for the recent Ghostbusters tie-in game, has filed for bankruptcy, owing debts of over $12 million according to papers associated with the case. The firm originally filed for voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 15, but further filings were completed on July 29. According to documents seen by Kotaku, Fireforge owed considerable amounts of money to several parties, but the majority of its debt, believed to have been accrued prior to the development of Ghostbusters, is owed to partial owner Tencent, which controls 37% of the...
  • How a Small Group of Devotees Are Saving Neopets From Extinction

    08/05/2016 11:41:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 4, 2016 | Lauren Young
    The 2013 update of Tyrannia, an ancient civilization listed as one of the 19 official lands in Neopia. [Photo: Screeshots from]If you visit the current website of the virtual pet game, Neopets, you’ll instantly recognize the vestiges of a late 1990s internet world. Its users almost certainly shared their thoughts on Xanga or LiveJournal, and were just beginning to discover other niche online communities through a year-old company called Google.Clicking through the Neopets world known as Neopia is like going back in an internet time machine. The bright Crayola yellow backdrop, the bubbly space font, and the cute cartoon pets are remnants of the early web—their cheerful style unfazed...
  • E3 2016: New Fallout 4 DLC Revealed

    06/13/2016 8:57:33 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 23 replies
    IGN ^ | 6/12/2016 | Daniel Krupa
    During its conference tonight, Bethesda revealed three new piece of DLC for Fallout 4, the third of which, called "Nuka World," will be the game's final DLC.
  • Fallout 4 maker Bethesda is working on 3 new games

    02/20/2016 4:58:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    venture beat ^ | 02/18/2016 | Dean Takahashi
    "We are doing three longer-term projects," Howard said. "We'll talk about them in future. They are different from anything we have done before, while also being a Bethesda-style game." Holmes asked Howard again. And he said, "I teased enough. I'll get in trouble." Much of the talk was a victory lap for Fallout 4, which had a team of 100 people and was in the works for four years, following the debut of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim role-playing game in 2011. Howard said he was grateful for the success of Fallout 4, an open world game with 100,000 lines...
  • Fallout 4 discussion thread

    11/12/2015 10:31:49 AM PST · by An American in Turkiye · 69 replies
    An American in Turkiye
    Would like to hear what fellow FR gamers think of the new Fallout 4 game. I tried Fallout 3 but didn't care for it. I'm not a fan of open worlds or RPG's. I prefer linear games, like BioShock, Uncharted, Dead Space, etc. Is Fallout 4 living up to the hype? Is it open world like Fallout 3?
  • This Version of Super Mario Turns Him Into a Syrian Refugee Attempting to Get Past Border Agents

    10/15/2015 12:24:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    This version of Super Mario turns him into a Syrian refugee attempting to get past rickety boats and border agents Mario, of Nintendo's Super Mario franchise, had to navigate treacherous turtles and evil mushrooms before getting to the next level (and the damsel in distress) in the famous video game. This version, however, is a little different. Instead of turtles there are border agents and the chasms have been replaced by treacherous water passages. Winning, in this version, doesn't mean reaching the princess: Instead, it's just about managing to get to a refugee camp. Created by Samir Al Mufti, a...
  • No, 'Super Mario Maker' Is Not Racist

    07/25/2015 4:11:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/22/2015 | Erik Kain
    Super Mario Maker is a game we’ve all been waiting for: Finally, we can create our own classic Mario levels using the Wii U’s touch-screen gamepad. (I’d sure like to have a mouse and keyboard, but the touchscreen is far superior for this kind of thing than a traditional gamepad.) Ben Gilbert of Business Insider recently demoed the game and was mostly just really disturbed by the big, white, feminine hand that appeared onscreen as a stand-in for his own. This one: Here’s Gilbert’s reaction: During a meeting with Nintendo on Thursday in New York City, I tried the game...
  • Apparently, Medieval-Themed Video Games ‘Legitimize’ ‘White Supremacy’

    07/23/2015 7:24:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 22, 2015 | Katherine Tempf
    If you like playing medieval-themed video games, you might not be just some harmless nerd — you might be a nerd who is also kind of a white supremacist. At least that’s the opinion of Victoria Cooper, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Leeds in England, who presented a paper titled “Playing Politics: Exploring Nationalism and Conservatism in Fantasy Video Games” at the International Medieval Congress earlier this month. “The Middle Ages is a space where white supremacy is legitimized,” Cooper said, according to an article on “The maintenance of white privilege. The gamer community use ‘historical facts’...
  • Ted Cruz Comes Clean: He’s a Secret Video Game Addict

    05/28/2015 7:30:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 28, 2015 | Tim Mak
    The senator is known as a Tea Party firebrand. What he’s not known as is a hidden geek who can’t get enough of ‘Candy Crush.’ He tells The Daily Beast why he can’t have a console.Long before Ted Cruz became a senator from Texas, he was a gamer. He’s known for being pugilistic on the Senate floor, but sometimes he’d rather be fighting cartoon zombies on his iPhone. It’s an uncommon lens through which to view Cruz, a controversial conservative figure who is now running for the highest political office in the country. Cruz’s video game habit fits into a...
  • The Rise of Gaming Archaeology

    05/03/2015 3:28:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Geek Snack ^ | April 28, 2015 | Ryan Martinez
    As MMOs Continue to Grow Leaving Old Areas Behind, Gaming Archaeology has Risen Up to Explore and Remember their Past.MMOs such as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars have been going strong for years now continually growing their player base and the areas open to them. They’ve become so large that the games have taken on the same traits as real world cultures. As they continue to grow the community moves to new areas, new hub cities, leaving the old ones behind. Just as real world cities are abandoned and forgotten old hub cities in MMOs are quickly forgotten. Yet...
  • I Am Woman Hear Me Whine

    02/21/2015 5:08:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 21, 2015 | Liz Harrison
    I am woman! Hear me whine! I am officially considering myself a “#GamerGate wench” - well, you could insert another generally derogatory term if you like, but I won't. It's not because I'm opposed to being referred to by that word, but because that wouldn't be considered appropriate in this forum. No, I'm not one of those gamer girls that has taken to using “#notmyshield” to separate themselves from the whining social justice warriors that have been stirring the pot on the whole “women are hated in the world of gaming” trope. While I do play some video games, and...
  • Netflix Developing A ‘Legend of Zelda’ TV Series

    02/07/2015 6:26:21 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies
    SLASH FILM ^ | 06 FEBRUARY 2015 | Germain Lussier
    For decades, video game fans have been clamoring for some kind of big media translation of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda. We’ve dreamt of movies, TV shows and everything in between. The closest we’ve come is a brief animated series from the late ’80s. Now, those dreams may be about to come true on a bigger scale. Netflix is reportedly out to writers for a live-action Legend of Zelda TV series. Nintendo is on board and working closely with Netflix but can ultimately scrap the idea if it doesn’t fit in with their vision of the series. Apparently, the streaming...
  • Publisher Bitcomposer files for bankruptcy (Video games maker)

    12/19/2014 12:50:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    GamaSutra ^ | December 16, 2014 | Phill Cameron
    Bitcomposer, the publisher of games such as Space Hulk and Jagged Alliance, has filed for bankruptcy after having applied for a protective shield procedure back in September. The company also published Shadowrun Returns in German and Russian. The procedure was applied for on September 26th and protected the company from creditors while it organised a plan for insolvency, reports Develop. It was still able to publish titles in the period of time between then and now, and hopes to find an investor at this point to ensure it can continue to operate as a publisher and aid with development. Bitcomposer...
  • Ralph H. Baer, father of video games, passes away at 92

    12/07/2014 1:10:09 PM PST · by Monty22002 · 71 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/7/2014
    The father of video games, Ralph H. Baer, has passed away at age 92. He came to rest in his New Hampshire home on the night of Saturday, Dec. 6 according to Wikipedia and a Facebook post by video game historian Leonard Herman, a friend of Baer. Dubbed the "Thomas Edison of the home TV game" by Popular Electronics Magazine in 1980, Baer's Odyssey game system was the first home video game system. The patent for the idea was filed on August 10, 1970 and the system was released by Magnavox in 1972.
  • Feds Spent $10 Million on a Video Game About Escaping a Fat Town

    11/13/2014 7:39:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government has invested over $10 million developing and promoting a video game about a young teen that must escape a town full of fat people, as a method to fight obesity.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) paid for the development of two video games that promote healthier eating, including “Escape from Diab,” a “nightmare” fictional city where people are only allowed to eat junk food.“The story centers around five children who must get healthy enough to escape the evil King Etes,” explains Archimage, Inc., a computer game company that received $9,091,409 to develop the games. King Etes is...
  • Angry Birds maker Rovio to lay off 130 staff

    10/03/2014 1:33:30 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    bbc ^ | 10-02-2014
    The maker of hit mobile video game Angry Birds, Rovio, will lay off 130 staff, it announced on Thursday. The job cuts in Finland, which account for 16% of its workforce, will happen "sooner rather than later," said chief executive Mikael Hed on its website. "We have been building our team on assumptions of faster growth than have materialised," he added. Angry Birds is the number one paid mobile application of all time, according to Rovio. The company has expanded the brand into a TV series, toys, clothing and an animated movie, which is expected to premiere in cinemas in...

    09/22/2014 6:10:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Last week, Breitbart News revealed a secret video game journalist mailing list used by a clique of influential writers, editors, and bloggers, some of whom attempted to bully their colleagues with it in an attempt to shape the news agenda for political purposes. We can today reveal the complete list of journalists, some 150 key industry figures, on the list. Outlets with representation span the entire video games journalism universe and include Polygon, Ars Technica, Wired, Eurogamer, Destructoid, Kotaku, Joystiq, TechRadar, and many other well-known brands in games publishing. But they also include freelancers and staffers for publications as solidly...
  • GamerGate And Why It Matters To Conservatives

    09/10/2014 1:53:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | September 10, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that with regard to entertainment, conservatives and libertarians find science fiction and videogaming to be the most attractive options offered by pop culture these days, mainly because there’s a lot of SF that doesn’t try and stuff political correctness and half-baked socialist egalitarianism up our snouts. The same goes for videogames, which are mostly about killing bad guys and/or solving puzzles.</p>
  • Liberal Education: At This College, Videogames Are a Varsity Sport

    09/06/2014 6:59:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 1, 2014 10:35 p.m. ET | Douglas Belkin
    Sean Bensema stayed up late one recent evening practicing and woke up unusually early the next morning to prepare for the biggest moment of his life: a tryout for an athletic scholarship to college. The shaggy-haired 18-year-old didn’t need to change out of the T-shirt he slept in or even leave his parents’ house to make the squad. He just set up his laptop on the dining-room table and started stunning his enemies with fire shot from the hands of his digital avatar. Mr. Bensema is among 150 players competing for a spot on the nation’s first varsity videogame team....
  • An Evening With the Video Game Developers Funded By Millions from the U.S. Government

    09/06/2014 2:23:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Over glasses of wine and a disco-spinning DJ, more than a dozen government-funded game developers showcased their products on a Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. Various government agencies have been paying these developers millions of dollars to create educational video games. The games ran the gamut from a Common Core-aligned, Shire-themed math challenge to a “judgment-free” historical role-playing game—and none of them were cheap. One young developer was eager to explain that the government spends more on these programs than most people might imagine. They’re usually funded through the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), on which the government spends...
  • Report Claims PewDiePie Grossed $4 Million In 2013 (On Youtube!)

    06/16/2014 7:25:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Tubefilter ^ | June 16, 2014 | Sam Gutelle
    The Wall Street Journal has posted a profile of PewDiePie, the Swedish gamer who claims more subscribers than any other YouTube channel. According to the article, the 24-year-old grossed $4 million in 2013, making him a real-life YouTube millionaire. 2013 was a banner year for PewDiePie. He regularly scored hundreds of millions of views each month, accumulated more than two billion of them for the entire calendar year, and frequently topped our YouTube charts. All of those views added up to $4 million in ad revenue, though that number doesn’t represent PewDiePie’s ultimate profit, since partner network Maker Studios takes...
  • 'Mario Kart 8' Is Fastest-Selling Game On Wii U, Drives Console Sales

    06/02/2014 1:57:59 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06-02-2014 | Dave Thier
    Here’s some good news from the venerable, if beleaguered, house of Nintendo : Wii U exclusive Mario Kart 8 sold 1.2 million units over the course of its first weekend, making it the best-selling game on the strange little console so far. At Forbes, reviewer Andy Robertson had nothing but good things to say about it, calling it a “Golden Bullet” and awarding it a rare 10/10 score. From his perspective, this fresh take on an old fan favorite represents Nintendo’s best chance at reversing the Wii U’s fortunes. “The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best...
  • Gunman stabbed 3 to death before spree

    05/25/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Kathianne Boniello, David K. Li, Laura Italiano and Linda Massarella
    Only when cops entered Rodger’s nearby apartment did they find his first victims: three multiply-stabbed men whose names were withheld Saturday night, pending family notification. It remained unclear Saturday night if any of the three were Rodger’s two roommates. He had written in the manifesto that he would “have to kill” them so he could turn the place into “my personal torture and killing chamber.” “I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good...
  • ‘In the Year 2054: Rifles will 3D print their own bullets’ – According to Call of Duty Developer

    05/24/2014 4:15:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    3D blog ^ | May 24, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, , Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    It’s always fun predicting the future. People do it all the time because it is entertaining to imagine a world that we or our children will one day have the chance to experience. We’ve seen fictitious movies do this from time to time since the beginning of film. There was the hoverboard in ‘Back to the Future’, the jet packs in ‘The Rocketeer’, teleportation in Star Trek, and the list goes on. Some of these inventions have already become a reality, while we are still awaiting the arrival of others. Another Star Trek prediction, was that of the Replicator, which...
  • Nintendo life-simulation game doesn’t allow same-sex couples

    05/07/2014 5:50:10 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05-07-2014 | The Associated Press
    The publisher of such gaming franchises as "The Legend of Zelda" and "Mario Bros." said Tuesday it wouldn't bow to pressure to allow players to engage in romantic activities with characters of the same sex in English editions of "Tomodachi Life." This follows a social media campaign launched by fans last month seeking virtual equality for the game's characters, which are modeled after real people. "Nintendo never intended to make any form of social commentary with the launch of 'Tomodachi Life,'" Nintendo of America Inc. said in a statement. "The relationship options in the game represent a playful alternate world...
  • First cartridges found at dig site looking to unearth millions of supposedly buried E.T. Atari games

    04/28/2014 12:59:36 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 47 replies
    National Post [Canada] / AP ^ | April 26, 2014 | Juan Carlos Llorca
    ... About 200 of residents and game enthusiasts gathered early Saturday in southeastern New Mexico to watch backhoes and bulldozers dig through the concrete-covered landfill in search of up to a million discarded copies of “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” that the game’s maker wanted to hide forever.... The “E.T.” game is among the factors blamed for the decline of Atari and the collapse in the U.S. of a multi-million dollar video game industry that didn’t bounce back for several years. Tina Amini, deputy editor at gaming website Kotaku, said the game tanked because “it was practically broken.” A recurring flaw, she...
  • Deputies: Man killed son to play video games

    04/18/2014 3:25:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    A 24-year-old Homosassa man was charged Thursday with suffocating his 1-year-old son because he wanted to have time to play video games, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said. Cody Wygant was charged with third-degree murder and willful child neglect, the sheriff’s office said. Wygant was being held in the Citrus County Jail. A judge on Friday set bail for Wygant at $100,000 with his next court date scheduled for May 23. Citrus County Fire Rescue responded to Wygant’s home after receiving an emergency call at 8:21 a.m. Thursday that the child, Daymeon Wygant, wasn’t breathing. Daymeon was transported to Seven...
  • 11 of the best captions for this portrait of a future Democrat

    04/17/2014 3:40:49 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Posted a blank of this photo over the weekend, here are 11 of the best/favorite captions people came up with. (as usual the Freepers dominated)
  • GOP tax plan singles out violent video game makers

    02/27/2014 10:48:21 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2014 | ASHE SCHOW
    In another example of the government picking winners and losers, the House Ways and Means Committee, in its long-awaited tax reform bill, singles out violent video game makers for tax increases. On page 19 of the executive summary, the committee mentions an improved and permanent research and development tax credit, which has benefitted countless industries from manufacturers to software creators to food producers. The summary advocates for “an improved, permanent R&D tax credit, finally giving American manufacturers the certainty they need to compete against their foreign competition who have long had permanent R&D incentives." Well, unless they make violent video...
  • Priorities: Man Runs Into Burning Home and Suffers Smoke Inhalation to Save ... His Xbox

    01/27/2014 6:50:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Brenda Washington
    Man suffers smoke inhalation trying to get Xbox out of burning home • Fire possibly started in electrical junction box OLATHE, Kan. —A man suffered minor smoke inhalation early Friday morning when he ran back into his burning home to retrieve an Xbox, according to Olathe firefighters. Fire crews were called to the home in the 800 block of Loula Street about 3:30 a.m. Two men lived in the home. They were awakened by smoke alarms sounding. Authorities said both men got out, but one man went back into the home to get the video game system and was overcome...
  • Class Action Filed Against Electronic Arts Over Battlefield 4

    12/19/2013 10:41:12 AM PST · by Obadiah · 23 replies
    TomsHardware ^ | 12/18/2013 | Kevin Parrish
    On Tuesday the law office of Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP submitted a class action lawsuit against Electronic Arts in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit is on behalf of Electronic Arts common shareholders who purchased the game publisher's stock between July 24, 2013 and December 4, 2013, aka the "Class Period." According to the lawsuit, Electronic Arts allegedly issued "materially false" and "misleading" statements highlighting the purported strength of the company's rollout of Battlefield 4 this fall. Electronic Arts then issued strong fiscal 2014 financial guidance for the company, and increased...
  • Teen Attacks Brother With Medieval Battle Ax In Video Game Dispute

    12/12/2013 12:22:00 PM PST · by bkopto · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Dec 12, 2013 | Jon Kahn
    Police say a dispute among brothers over a video game turned violent Wednesday morning about 5 a.m. Officials say 18-year-old Luke Marshall was playing a video game with a friend when his older brother told him to be quiet. Shortly after his friend left, police say Luke Marshall got very upset, grabbed a double headed medieval ax and proceeded to strike his 21-year-old brother. The victim suffered cuts his right wrist and right leg, and requiring stitches. The younger Marshall was arrested for 2nd degree Assault, Terroristic Threats....
  • Beatings Continue, Until Morale Improves - Pokémon is the Latest Casualty of US Government Shutdown

    10/13/2013 12:00:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies ^ | Oct 11, 2013 | RawmeatCowboy
    Military bases see Pokemon X/Y copies delayed due to government shutdown Certainly not the worst part of the government shutdown here in the states, but a very annoying one! At least there's still an eShop option.
  • “The Legend of Zelda” is classist, sexist and racist: Game takes dim view of workers, women..

    10/06/2013 12:00:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2013 | Jon Hochschartner
    This year marks the 15th anniversary of the release of “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.” Critics frequently laud the Nintendo 64 title as the greatest video game ever. And yet the ways it deals with class, race, gender and animal rights are all deeply problematic. Some readers may take criticism of “Ocarina” as dismissal of the game. But this isn’t the case. As Feminist Frequency blogger Anita Sarkeesian says, “Remember that it’s both possible and even necessary to simultaneously enjoy media while also being critical of its more problematic or pernicious aspects.” Because games’ technological capabilities have increased...
  • Government, Left Pushes 'Virtual Gun Control'

    09/28/2013 8:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 28, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    Having defeated President Obama’s quest to shoot holes in the Second Amendment, a GOP Leadership aide recently told the Huffington Post the House would soon spend time examining the link between link between video games and violence, essentially kicking off a campaign for “virtual gun control.” Make no mistake; the road to gun control and the road to virtual gun control leads to the same destination — restrictions on your liberty. Part of the fallacy of gun control rests in the belief that in inanimate object can be responsible for the acts of the person in control of it. No...
  • Peter Hitchens: If the Devil had to invent a game, it would be this one

    09/23/2013 12:45:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2013 | Peter Hitchens
    If the Devil had his own bible, it would probably take the form of a computer game. It would be sly and witty, enjoyable and slick. It would start with small, almost funny misdeeds. It would offer the player the joys of money, successful violence and easy, responsibility-free sex. There would be drugs which didn’t fry your brain or burn holes in your nose. You would be made to feel brave, while not actually needing to be. None of your pleasures would be paid for in coin, pain or grief. Everyone else in the game would be disposable and forgettable....
  • FL Couple Jailed In "Grand Theft" Robbery: Sought to rob "cracker," opted for mentally-challenged

    09/21/2013 12:24:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | September 20, 2013
    A mentally challenged Florida man who had saved up for months to purchase a copy of "Grand Theft Auto V" was robbed of the video game as he left a GameStop store this week, police report. After buying the game Tuesday afternoon, Rohan Dawkins was approached in a Delray Beach parking lot by a couple who pulled up in a car. After asking Dawkins for the time, Tommy Davis, 27, grabbed the bag containing the best-selling game, which was released this week. When Dawkins sought to retrieve the item, Adele Jones, 25, allegedly kicked and punched the 21-year-old Dawkins,...
  • Poll: Do violent games like Grand Theft Auto V incite violence?

    09/20/2013 2:30:24 PM PDT · by South40 · 56 replies
    Do violent games like Grand Theft Auto V incite violence? Poll here Scroll down, middle of page.
  • ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Earns $800 Million in a Day, More than Worldwide Haul of ‘Man of Steel’

    09/19/2013 1:23:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 69 replies ^ | 9-18-2013 | Marc Graser
    The release of Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto V” generated $800 million sales in 24 hours around the world, a record for any game from Take-Two Interactive, and the “GTA” franchise itself. Success of the game bodes well for other tentpole game releases debuting this fall including the next “Call of Duty,” “Assassin’s Creed” and “Battlefield” sequels, as well as “Batman: Arkham Origins” and newcomer “Watch Dogs.” The release of “GTAV” is certainly impressive, especially when compared to film releases. The top three earners at the box office this year are Disney’s “Iron Man 3,” which generated $1.2 billion; Universal’s...
  • Washington navy yard gunman 'obsessed with violent video games'

    09/17/2013 11:58:48 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 40 replies
    the telegraph ^ | September 17, 2013 | Nick Allen
    Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman 'obsessed with violent video games' Exclusive: The Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis played violent video games including Call of Duty for up to 16 hours at a time and friends believe it could have pushed him towards becoming a mass murderer.
  • Aaron Alexis: Washington Navy Yard Gunman "Obsessed With Violent Video Games"

    09/17/2013 6:03:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 17, 2013 | Nick Allen
    Alexis, 34, who was shot dead on Monday after killing 13 people at Washington's Navy Yard, also carried a .45 handgun tucked in his trousers with no holster "everywhere he went" because he believed people would try to steal his belongings.
  • Video Game Rejuvenates Brains of Older Adults

    09/06/2013 10:10:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    TechNewsWorld ^ | 09/06/13 7:00 AM PT | By Rachelle Dragani
    A video game that improved cognition in older adults has led researchers to revise their thinking about the brain's plasticity. "This study is small, but nonetheless, is has shown us that the older brain is capable of changing, compensating and adapting," said Molly Wagster of the National Institute on Aging. In other words, you can teach an old dog new tricks. A multitasking 3D video game that helped some older adults show neurological activity similar to much younger adults could lead researchers to a better understanding of the plasticity of the older brain. Researchers from the University of California San...
  • Idiot Developers Create ‘Angry Trayvon’ App For Android

    07/08/2013 8:06:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Smoking Section ^ | July 8, 2013 | Ryan M. Joseph
    The Trayvon Martin trial recently finished its tenth day of testimony, with both the prosecution and the defense trying to decipher whether screams for help heard over a recorded telephone conversation belonged to Martin or that of George Zimmerman, who claimed to have killed Martin in self-defense. A few other things happened, too, like Judge Debra Nelson ruling that the THC content within Martin’s blood stream–caused by marijuana smoking–at the time of his death is relevant information. But in the case the news of the trail doesn’t satisfy news hounds, Android App developer Trade Digital, Inc. has you covered with...
  • Culture Archaeologists Want to Dig Up the "Worst Video Game Of All Time"

    06/02/2013 9:10:04 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 26 replies
    policymic | June 2, 2013 | Sam Brounstein
    A multimedia and marketing firm has secured permission to dig up a landfill used by the video game company Atari in the early 80s. This dump site may or may not contain 3.5 million copies of the notorious video-game adaptation of E.T. The local government in Alagora, New Mexico has given the go-ahead to the documentary crew of Fuel Industries to break ground in a underground desert dump site. The Canadian based company hopes to be Indiana Jones and uncover secrets from the past about Atari, namely the location of the unsold E.T. games. This level of excitement over mthyos...
  • Blames Boston Marathon Jihad Bombings On Violent Video Games

    04/22/2013 5:27:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies ^ | April 22, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    "The bishop urged residents to treat neighbors and strangers from different traditions with 'respect and try to understand the differences.' 'If we allow differences to cause suspicion among us, we’re not helping to create a social contract in which people can live together harmoniously.'"
  • I'm a Game Designer. I'm a Gun Owner. It's Time To End All This 'Us vs. Them'

    04/06/2013 7:00:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 5 April, 2013 | Christian Allen
    When I originally pitched writing this piece to Kotaku, I was a bit worked up. I had read some of Kotaku’s coverage of the post-Sandy-Hook gun vs. games debate, and I sent some pointed Tweets to Kotaku staff. I felt that the games industry media had not provided balanced coverage. I felt that every story of mass violence from the games media was slanted towards gun control as the answer--and the lack thereof as the cause. The few interviews I saw with game developers focused on gun control as the response to any calls for a check on video game...
  • The President Gives Hollywood a Pass on Violence [Says Former CNN & NBC Anchor-Campbell Brown]

    04/03/2013 8:54:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 03, 2013 | Campbell Brown:
    The President Gives Hollywood a Pass on Violence Movies and videogames aren't high among White House concerns. CAMPBELL BROWN There was something missing from President Obama's Wednesday speech in Denver about gun violence. He focused almost exclusively on passing gun-control laws, and not at all on one of the nation's biggest promoters of violence: the entertainment industry. The president's campaign against gun violence has produced a stale debate marked by lots of speeches with little achieved. A more creative chief executive would have used this moment to widen the discussion by drawing attention to the increasingly graphic violence so pervasive...
  • Lazy Legislators Don't Get It...Register Violent Video Addicts Not Guns!!

    04/02/2013 10:02:26 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Self | April 2, 2013 | Stayfree
    This is not an April Fools Joke! This is serious! Pass laws requiring that purchasers of violent video games be at least 18 years old, be required to pass a background check and have each violent video game registered with authorities. And anyone who purchases more than 3 violent video games in a 30 day period be subject to a personal interview by authorities.
  • Pee-controlled video games on target at minor-league park

    03/27/2013 7:35:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | March 26, 2013 | Andrew Livingstone
    The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are taking “X-Stream” games to an entirely new and unheralded level. The Pennsylvania-based Triple-A affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies will be the first team in North America to introduce pee-controlled video gaming in men’s washrooms when the season opens next week. The IronPigs announced that the, um, unique, flow-controlled gaming experience would be available at Coca-Cola Park on opening day April 4. Fans who use the urinals will be able to compete against other flow-goers for the top score and the chance to hold the flow king crown. “Our fans are always looking for the next...