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Inane Internet Quiz Asks 'What Kind Of Video Game Is Your Life?'

It’s about time, stupidly inaccurate Facebook-shared personality quizzes. While I do not care which Supernatural character I should date and am only mildly curious as to which My Little Pony I am , I very much want to know what kind of video game my life is. Let’s find out!


How Video Games Are Helping Returning Soldiers Cope

Like the action movies of the 1980s, mainstream video games view war through a pretty rose-tinted lens. Even when big budget military shooters make an effort with the narrative, war is regularly presented in games as a singular event: ‘a war’ rather than ‘war'; something that parachutes you in for the opening chapter, runs you through 6-to-10 hours of tightly-wound, linear plot, and brings everything to an explosive, heroic conclusion.


Edward Snowden Sees Himself As A Video Game Hero

Mario. Solid Snake. Cloud Strife. EDWARD SNOWDEN.


Anti-Video Game U.S. Senator Leland Yee Arrested On Bribery Charges

California state senator Leland Yee has been indicted on charges of corruption and bribery, according to multiple news reports.


When Game Consoles Are More Important Than Friends

Admit it: as a kid you had at least one friend you hung out with simply because he had cool video games. It’s a time honored tradition!


Games Still Get More Money Than Anything Else On Kickstarter

Kickstarter just let the world know that it has pulled in more than $US1 billion dollars for thousands of crowdfunding projects since the company launched. And the category that raked in the most cash? Games, once again, to the tune of $US215.75 million.


How Candy Crush Tricks The Brain

We all know Candy Crush Saga is addictive, but have you ever wondered why? Watch Anthony Carboni of Discovery News give an overview of the science behind addiction and talk about how free games like Candy Crush try to trick your brain.


Gamers Get Pretty Gross Facebook Ads

If you have a Facebook profile, chances are good that you’ve populated it with some information about yourself. Like say, some of your favourite games — that way, anyone can look on your page and learn a little bit about you. It’s a useful feature, but it’s also used so that Facebook can spit more “relevant” ads at you.


Not All Kids Think Video Games Are Good For You

Now that YouTuber Game Dave and his army of young, free-spelling youngsters have weighed in on the console war, it’s time to tackle a tougher issue — are video games bad for you?


PS4 And Xbox One Fail To Lift JB Hi-Fi's Crappy Software Sales

At the tail-end of last year, Sony and Microsoft released their first major consoles in more than five years. It was kind of a big deal, with multi-million dollar advertising campaigns, relentless media coverage and a strategic launch date aimed to capitalise on the Christmas shopping frenzy. You’d therefore expect these months to create a significant boost to JB Hi-Fi’s software sales. Except they didn’t. In fact, sales went in the opposite direction.


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