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Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who transformed Nintendo, dies

The Japanese businessman who transformed the now gigantic video games company Nintendo into a world leader has died. He was 85.

Robert 'Panda Tank' Botha, playing computer games for a living

Robert "Panda Tank" Botha lives with his parents, has an IT degree, is a professional computer game player and is Mindsport SA's 2012 player of the year.

PETA urges Starcraft fans, 'Zerglings have feelings too'

Irvine - As the long awaited next instalment of the video game Starcraft II entitled “Heart of the Swarm” was officially launched worldwide at 12 midnight last night, animal rights campaigning group PETA took a novel approach to publicising their cause.

Video: Evolution of PC graphics over a 14-year span

YouTube user PerfectHandVideos uploaded a long video that details the evolution that PC games have gone through in regards to graphics. This video tracks the progression of game graphics from 2000 to 2013.

Video: 'Red Johnson's Chronicles' PC trailer

A trailer for the PC port of "Red Johnson's Chronicles" has been made for viewing. The trailer features the two Red Johnson's Chronicles games as both will be made available for the PC.

Video: 'Path of Exile' open beta trailer

In preparation of its free open beta, Grinding Gear Games has released the open beta trailer for its mass multiplayer online RPG title called "Path of Exile."

Video: 'Grand Theft Auto IV' Iron Man mod

There is a special mod available for the PC version of "Grand Theft Auto IV" that not only lets you look like Iron Man from Marvel Comics but also gives you his abilities.

Video: Razer Edge CES 2013 demonstration

Las Vegas - The company called Razer has unveiled its gamer-themed tablet called the Razer Edge which can function like a regular tablet, a laptop, and a portable console.

Video: 'SimCity' 2013 introduction trailer

An introduction trailer has been launched for the newest installment of Maxis' "SimCity" series. This new installment of SimCity is due out in early March.

Video: 'Neverwinter' Great Weapon Fighter trailer

The creators of the upcoming MMORPG title "Neverwinter" have unveiled a new character class trailer: the Great Weapon Fighter who is an offensive monstrosity to all enemies.

Video: 'Gundam Online' launch trailer

The launch trailer for "Gundam Online," which is supposed to be the largest Gundam game at the moment, has been made available for viewing.

Video: 'Ragnarok Online 2' English beta trailer

The trailer for the open English beta for "Ragnarok Online 2" has been made available for viewing; but, the beta itself has been pushed to early January of 2013.

Video: 'Metro - Last Light' Genesis trailer

The latest trailer for the upcoming game "Metro: Last Light" shows viewers the kinds of very hostile enemies to expect when playing.

Wii U games console to be sold at a loss

Nintendo has stated that it plans to sell its new Wii U console at a loss, at least for the first few months of its launch. This comes after the latest profit forecast.

Video game sales surprisingly fall in the USA

Los Angeles - The latest sales figures for video games sales for January 2012 show a surprising decline, by several millions, across the American market.

Career prospects may be enhanced by reading books Special

An Oxford University cohort study has found that the only extra-curricular activity that positively impacted on a 16-year-old's ability to obtain a professional or managerial career was reading books.

Video game Carmen Sandiego arrives on Facebook

Following suit with the classic computer game 'Oregon Trail', another famous game is now available through the social networking website. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego was also a well-known TV show.

Somebody’s found old computer games and made them available for download. Er… how?

There’s freeware, there’s shareware, and now Abandonware. These are games which are no longer proprietary, if I understand the blurb. Whoever’s put this lot together must have spent ages hunting them down.

Computer game graphics could soon be much more realistic

The University of Saarland, Germany had made this achievement.

British MP says "Computer Games Rot the Brain"

A British MP has posted on his blog that Computer games are Rotting the Brains of children. This post has been the subject of mass critisism from many. The article goes to state many things which aare unfounded.

Army Uses Computer Game to Recruit Soldiers

WASHINGTON (voa) - The U.S. Army needs to recruit tens of thousands of young men and women - some 80,000 this year alone. The challenge has long been how to get them interested in volunteering for military service. Recognizing that most young men in pa...

Holiday Season For Nintendo Gamers Gonna Get Crazy

The game worlds on NINTENDO GAMECUBE this fall will be filled with the boundless innovation of Animal Crossing, an epic tale of dinosaur rescue in Star Fox Adventures, and the unbridled merriment of Super Mario Sunshine. This week Nintendo kicks-o...

New PC Game FARSCAPE Just Released By Simon & Schuster

“FARSCAPE: THE GAME” (Rated: “T”) is the new game for the PC (Windows XP, ME, 98) just released by Simon & Schuster Interactive, in association with Jim Henson Interactive, and is a character driven, team-based, fully 3D action game played from an

Nintendo Announces Price Drop For Game Boy Advance

REDMOND, Wash. - Nintendo announced a global price drop for its best-selling, hand-held video game wonder Game Boy Advance, effective February 1, 2002. In the U.S., the new suggested retail price is $79.95, representing a 20-percent decrease. The U...

Top Honors For Shattered Galaxy

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Nexon, an independent game development company, stole the show at the third annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) taking home the $10,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize and the Audience Award, a special honor granted by popular vote fr...
 

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