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Computer shoot-up games set young minds firing

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Playing violent computer games for up to eight hours a week has many benefits for young people.

Shoppers rush to pocket Sony PSP

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Shops around the UK say Sony's PlayStation Portable has been snapped up by gamers, with many saying they have sold out of their stock. Its European launch was delayed 9 months to ensure supplies for its US debut.

Nexuiz v1.2 Screenshots

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A new patch for the opensource 1st-person shooter is available. Improvements include support for CTF, Domination and Teamplay gamemodes, completely new Runematch gamemode, and two new maps. phoronix.com has some wonderful screenshots.

Game Boy Micro

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The Game Boy Micro is so small...

You already know that the Game Boy Micro is small when you hear people tell you that it's just barely bigger than the cartridge that fits into it, but you don't really get a sense for just how small it is until you get your hands on it. Your thumb just about dwarfs it.

China`s online game addiction checked

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Under a new "anti-online game addiction system", players who have played more than five hours, will be told every 15 minutes: "...please go offline immediately to rest."

Halo game set for silver screen

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A film version of popular video game Halo is being made by two Hollywood studios, its developers have confirmed.

New UT2007 Screenshots

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There are a few new screenshots of UT2007 here.

More Viral Marketing from M$

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This weekend Microsoft launched a cryptic new web site at origenxbox360.com. This sort of thing is old hat to gamers already acquainted with Microsoft's previous viral marketing campaigns. Considering the approaching launch window of Xbox 360, this time the stakes are a bit higher.

Quake 3 Source Code Released

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As promised, Id Software has released the source code for Quake III. This will make it easier for the Quake community to create Quake III modifications and even full blown games.

Video games linked to aggression in boys

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Most studies done on violence and video games support the conclusion that violent video games can increase aggressive behaviour in children and adolescents, especially boys, researchers said on Friday.

Video game makers aim for new users as costs rise

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Europe's biggest computer games fair enjoyed a sharp increase in attendance on its first public day but the mainly German visitors showed no signs of being ready to spend more despite obvious enthusiasm.

Computer characters mugged in virtual crime spree

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A man has been arrested in Japan on suspicion carrying out a virtual mugging spree by using software "bots" to beat up and rob characters in the online computer game Lineage II. The stolen virtual possessions were then exchanged for real cash.

M$ Announces Xbox 360 Price List

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Ending weeks of speculation about which upcoming video game platform will give gamers the most bang for their buck, today at the German Games Convention, Microsoft Corp. announces details.

IGDA takes sex seriously

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Special Interest Group formed to probe the nuances of sex and sexual themes in games.

Quakecon 2005 - Day 3

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I decided to give today's story a little twist from the usual. I'm going to go through a quick overview of my third day here at QuakeCon 2005. From wake to present, I'll tell you what it is like to be here, on-site, at the United State's largest LAN party.

Quakecon 2005 - Day 2

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Day two of Quakecon has been been an eventful one for us as we got inside looks at Doom the movie, met with vendors, toured the booths, and saw the tournaments bring out the real competition.

Video games and aggression not linked

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A U.S. study found that players` "robust exposure" to a highly violent online game did not cause any substantial real-world aggression.

Quake III Source to be GPL'ed

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In his QuakeCon 2005 keynote, John Carmack revealed that after some delays id is finally ready to release the complete Quake III source code for use under the terms of the GPL.

Quakecon 2005 id Software Keynote Coverage: Carmack Talks

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It is another hot August in Texas, and that means Quakecon. The highlight is always the id presentation topped off with programmer and rocketeer extraordinaire John Carmack's chat with the audience.

Quakecon 2005 - Day 1

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Welcome one and all to Quakecon 2005 from the beautiful and enormous Gaylord Texan Convention Center and Hotel in Grapevine, TX. Well over 6,000 are expected to attend one of the largest LAN party and gaming expos in the world.

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