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Study Finds Link Between Violent Video Games And Gun Behavior

How can video games really affect children? Researchers of a new study found a link between violent video games and the way children behave around guns.

Feature | Tech June 1, 2019

Gaming Disorder Now A Recognized Disease By The World Health Organization

All member states of WHO agreed to adopt the ICD-11, which added gaming disorder to the list of recognized illnesses. The condition is in a subcategory called 'Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviors'.

Neuroscience May 28, 2019

New Bill Will Ban Games From Selling Loot Boxes And Pay-To-Win Microtransactions To Kids

A U.S. senator wants to make loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions aimed at children illegal. Josh Hawley said that game developers should not be allowed to monetize addiction.

Video Games May 10, 2019

Here’s How Your Brain Is Permanently Changed By Playing 'Pokémon' Games

Adults who played Pokémon as children have a dedicated brain region that's used solely to recognize Pikachu and the other characters. This is how players 'catch 'em all.'

Neuroscience May 7, 2019

Persona 5 S Action RPG Is Coming Out On The Nintendo Switch

The 'Persona' franchise has grown by yet another title with 'Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers,' a new action RPG that's inspired by 'Dynasty Warriors.' It's expected to come out for both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch.

Video Games April 26, 2019

Playing Video Games Not Harmful To Boys' Social Skills, According To Study

New research suggests that the amount of time spent by boys playing video games does not hamper their competence or social skills. Meanwhile, the more time girls spent gaming, the more difficult it is for them to socialize with others.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 25, 2019

GameStop Will Let You Return New Games For Full Credit Within Two Days Of Purchase

GameStop’s new Guaranteed to Love It seems perfect for speedrunners: buy the game, return it within two days, and get full store credit. There are caveats, of course.

Video Games April 17, 2019

GameStop Launches Huge Spring Sale: All The Great Deals

Video game enthusiasts can get some notable titles at a discounted price now through April 20 as part of the GameStop spring sale. There are some good deals on consoles as well.

Video Games April 8, 2019

Apple Unveils Apple Arcade: New Game Subscription For Mac And iOS To Launch Fall 2019

The Apple Arcade will feature a large game library consisting of more than 100 video game titles. Gamers can download games and play them across their iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV.

Apple March 26, 2019

Video Game Therapy Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Arm Movement

Scientists in Illinois have designed a new video game that helps stroke survivors regain arm movement. This inexpensive and wearable treatment is hope for patients, researchers said.

Biotech March 21, 2019

Google Taps Former Ubisoft, EA Exec To Helm Stadia Games And Entertainment

Former Ubisoft and Electronic Arts exec Jade Raymond will head Google’s Stadia Games and Entertainment studio. The company is working with a number of developers to make or bring games to Stadia.

Google March 20, 2019

Solar Ash Kingdom Is The Next Game From The Makers Of Cult Hit ‘Hyper Light Drifter’

Heart Machine’s next game after 'Hyper Light Drifter' is called 'Solar Ash Kingdom,' which radically transitions from its predecessors crisp pixel art to a new 3D art style. No release date yet, but the teaser looks pretty bomb.

Video Games March 14, 2019

Google Just Scheduled A Gaming Event At GDC: Game Streaming Service Coming?

Google is holding a conference at next month’s GDC to talk about something related to gaming. There’s no telling what announcements are due, but perhaps it has more information to share on Project Stream.

Google February 20, 2019

Rumor: Apple Working On Netflix-Like Video Game Streaming Service

Apple is rumored to be meeting developers for a potential cloud-based video game streaming service. Details are scarce, but it’ll apparently work similarly to Netflix.

Apple January 29, 2019

Second ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Character DLC Possibly Leaked

A character from the 'Dragon Quest' series could arrive on 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' via a future DLC. If rumors are true, get ready for Erdrick, Smash fans.

Video Games December 17, 2018

In-Game Ads Are Coming To ‘Street Fighter V’ But You Can Turn Them Off

'Street Fighter V' will begin displaying ads on stages, costumes, and loading screens beginning Dec. 11. Fortunately, players are free to toggle them off, although others are worried about what Capcom might do next.

Video Games December 10, 2018

Nintendo Officially Shuts Down Creators Program: Why Was It So Controversial?

Well, that didn’t take too long. Nintendo has officially announced that it would be closing the curtains on its ultra-controversial creators program, causing content creators all around the world to cheer.

Video Games November 29, 2018

'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' Gameplay Revealed: Here's What We Know So Far

Activision unveiled the initial gameplay footage of FromSoftware's next action title 'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' at Gamescom 2018. The video game rolls out next year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Video Games August 23, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds To Leave Xbox One Game Preview In September: Here's What To Expect From PUBG 1.0

Renowned video game 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' will make its full game release on Xbox One this September. The PUBG 1.0 is set to feature the addition of the war and team deathmatch modes.

Video Games August 22, 2018

New 'Shadow Of The Tomb Raider' Trailer Reveals The Enemies Lara Croft Will Face

The official Tomb Raider YouTube account released a jaw-dropping 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' trailer, which features the enemies of Lara Croft. The 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' launches on Sept. 14.

Video Games August 20, 2018

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Release Date For PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Pushed Back To November

Toys for Bob studio head Paul Yan announced that the release date of 'Spyro Reignited Trilogy' for Xbox One and PS4 has been moved to Nov. 13. The game was originally scheduled to be released on Sept. 21.

Video Games August 18, 2018

Modder Fixes Typo In 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' Code, Making The Game Suck A Bit Less

A typo in the 'Aliens: Colonial Marines' code played a part in the game's horrible AI. The shooter is currently on sale with a 90 percent discount, taking its price from $30 to $3.

Video Games July 15, 2018

Overwatch 'Pink Mercy' Skin Raised More Than $12.7 Million For Breast Cancer Research

'Overwatch' launched a $15 'Pink Mercy' skin back in May, with all proceeds pledged to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The drive was a hit, raising more than $12.7 million for the BCRF.

Video Games July 10, 2018

‘Fortnite’ Addiction Now A Recognized Mental Health Disorder: What Health Experts Say

Gaming disorder is classified as a mental health problem by WHO. Experts weighed in on children's addiction to video games like 'Fortnite' and what can be done to prevent it.

Public Health June 28, 2018

Fortnite Challenges Week 8: How To Find Those Hungry Gnomes

The latest 'Fortnite' challenge has players searching for seven hungry gnomes that get them extra XP. Here's how and where to find those hungry gnomes.

Video Games June 23, 2018

Can Playing Video Games Cause Addiction? Here's What Makes A Substance Or Behavior Truly Addictive

Excessive gambling is a behavior classified by American Psychiatric Association as addiction. Can playing video games also lead to brain changes and addictive illness caused by drugs and alcohol?

Neuroscience June 22, 2018

Video Game Addiction Officially Classified As A Mental Disorder: Here’s Why This Is Important

The World Health Organization recently classified 'video game addiction' as a mental health disorder. The decision to classify it is believed by many to be a very important step forward. Here's why they believe this is so.

Public Health June 19, 2018

WHO Classifies Video Game Addiction As A Mental Health Problem: What Are The Symptoms Of Gaming Disorder?

Gaming disorder is classified as a mental health problem in the new draft of the 11th edition of the ICD. What are the symptoms of this condition and does this affect many gamers?

Public Health June 18, 2018

9-Year-Old Girl Forced Into Rehab To Treat Her 'Fortnite' Addiction

A 9-year-old girl is in rehab for her 'Fortnite' addiction. She would stay up all night, soil herself because she couldn’t leave the game, and even hit her dad when he confiscated her Xbox One.

Video Games June 13, 2018

Generation 1 Pokémon To Receive Generation 7 Alola Forms In ‘Pokémon GO’ Update

‘Pokémon GO’ announced that it would be giving a makeover to several creatures in upcoming releases of the popular video game app. Several Pokémon from the Alola Region are expected to make their debut.

Video Games May 21, 2018

'Rage 2' Official Teaser Confirms The Game: Bethesda Promises Another Teaser On May 15

Following recent leaks, Bethesda confirmed that 'Rage 2' is in the works and it even dropped a teaser. The company will release another teaser on May 15, showing the gameplay.

Video Games May 14, 2018

New App May Help Teens Battle Depression: Could Games Be The Solution?

A new app that was created by a London-based start-up company could help teens battle depression. According to statics, young adults suffer the most from depression, anxiety, and several mood disorders.

Public Health May 2, 2018

'Fortnite' Season 4 Update Goes Live: Here's What It Brings

The new 'Fortnite' Season 4 update is now live, bringing a number of changes, improvements, new features and options, bug fixes, and more. Here are the biggest changes and the patch note highlights.

Video Games May 1, 2018

12 Interesting Facts About Activision Blizzard That You Probably Didn't Know

For nearly 40 years, Activision Blizzard has published some of the greatest video games of all time. Here are 12 interesting facts about the interactive entertainment company that you probably didn't know.

Company May 1, 2018

'Pokémon Ultra Sun' And 'Ultra Moon' Get New Mythical Pokémon: Meet Zeraora [Official Trailer Video]

The Pokémon Company announced the availability of a new electric-type monster in 'Pokémon Ultra Sun' and 'Ultra Moon.' Called Zeraora, the Pokémon can be as fast as a lightning strike at max speed, and has some neat skills.

Video Games April 10, 2018

No Man's Sky Is Headed To The Xbox One And Getting Biggest Update Ever

'No Man's Sky' is finally breaking PlayStation 4 console exclusivity and hitting the Xbox One this summer. At the same time, the game will also get its biggest update yet, called 'Sky NEXT.'

Video Games March 30, 2018

'Fortnite' Players Facing Hundreds Of Dollars Worth Of Fraudulent Charges

Some 'Fortnite' players took to Reddit and the 'Fortnite' forum to report that hackers accessed their accounts and made fraudulent charges. Epic Games says it's aware of the issue and is working to resolve it.

Security March 14, 2018

Donald Trump Meeting With Video Game Executives To Discuss Gun Violence

Donald Trump is now using video games to distract from the gun legislation by meeting with video game executives. Trump previously suggested a link between gun violence and video games.

Video Games March 6, 2018

Hezbollah Creates A Call Of Duty Style Game Where Players Can Fight Against ISIS

A media outlet affiliated with Hezbollah has created a new pro-Hezbollah video game called 'Holy Defense.' The game allows players to fight against ISIS to protect Syria and Lebanon.

Video Games February 28, 2018

Russian Television Airs 'Arma-3' Gameplay As Syrian War Footage

Russian television recently aired some footage of the ongoing Syrian War. The problem with the footage is that it wasn't real, as it aired gameplay from the computer game 'Arma-3.'

Video Games February 26, 2018

Developer Of 'Worst Game Ever' Wants People To Stop Talking About It

The reclusive developer behind what is considered the worst game of all time has come out of hiding. He wants people to stop talking about the terrible game that he's made.

Video Games February 6, 2018

Sairento VR Finally Coming Out Of Early Access On Feb. 6

Sairento VR has been in Early Access on Steam since 2016. After a delayed release date, the game is set to be officially released on Feb. 6.

Video Games February 5, 2018

Shadow Of The Colossus PS4 Remake: New Trailer Arrives, Plus Complete Trophy List Leaks

The PS2 classic, Shadow of the Colossus gets a new trailer for its PlayStation 4 remake. Plus Sony Interactive Entertainment reveals the complete trophy list for the game.

Video Games January 30, 2018

Motion Twin Announces ‘Dead Cells’ Heading To PlayStation 4, Xbox One, And Switch Later This Year

Motion Twin has announced that its acclaimed Early Access action-platformer, 'Dead Cells,' is coming to all home consoles sometime this year. However, a specific release date has yet to be announced.

Video Games January 26, 2018

God Of War Story Trailer Arrives With Official PS4 Release Date

Sony has revealed new information for the forthcoming ‘God of War’ title, including its release date. Krotos will return to the PS4 in late April, and there is more to his story in the new trailer revealed.

Video Games January 24, 2018

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