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U.S. Video Game Day: People divided on best gaming console

July 8 marks National Video Game Day in the U.S. As well as providing a nudge to dust down those old video games and reboot the console, it is also time to reflect on the future of gaming and to see which format of video game hardware is winning out.

Q&A: Gaming trends for 2020 Special

What does 2020 have in store for gaming? A leading expert predicts that indie developers will be forced to collaborate more with publishers and that more indie developers will enter the market.

Q&A: Why what’s old is new again in gaming Special

‘Retro Arcades’ are popping up all across the country” and retro gaming devices like New Wave Toys’ mini home arcade are flying off the shelves. What does this signal about the future of gaming for 2019?

Essential Science: How playing video games changes the brain

New studies looking into how playing video games can affect the brain indicated that regular gaming can trigger changes across several brain regions, boosting efficiency but also fueling addiction.

Boy, aged 11, racks up $7000 bill for mobile games

Chorley - An young boy, unknown to him at the time, spent around $7,000 playing online games after accessing his family's iTunes account.

Google launches YouTube Gaming to compete against Twitch

Google has launched its new version of YouTube dedicated to gamers. The website and app will make it easy for players to watch and broadcast the games they love most, throwing YouTube into direct competition with the Twitch streaming service.

Google announces YouTube Gaming, coming this summer

Google has announced that it is creating a special variant of YouTube for gamers, throwing it into direct competition with Twitch. The site will allow players to stream footage of their games and make it easy for viewers to keep track of their favourites.

New Cryptolocker variant targets gamers by encrypting game files

A new version of the Cryptolocker malware has found its way onto the Internet. Named TeslaCrypt, this time gamers are the target as files of several major games are encrypted and locked down with players held to ransom for their unlock.

Game reviewer contacts mothers of trolls who sent rape threats

Video game reviewer Alanah Pearce received many rape threats of juvenile online trolls and has responded by contacting their mothers.

Op-Ed: Gamers should wait before buying a PS4 or Xbox One

The gaming industry is going to enter the eight generation of consoles this month, but it may be better to wait before wasting one's hard earned money on a product that has a probability to be defective.

Xbox One hitting store shelves November 22

Gamers have been waiting with bated breath to find out when the Microsoft Xbox One is finally going to be released. Now we finally know that we'll be able to get our hands on the console come November 22.

Essential Digital Gear for the Year, Part 3: A gamer's paradise Special

In the final installment of's year-end Essential Digital Gear, we review some of the most impressive games and consoles of the year, including Xbox 360's Kinect add-on and popular games Call of Duty: Black Ops and NBA Jam.

Survey: Average video gamer is overweight and depressed

A U.S. study found that adults who spend hours in front of a games console every day are more likely to be fat and depressed than those who don't.

Chinese Gamer Dies of Exhaustion After Three-Day Binge

A 30 year-old man has died of exhaustion in an Internet cafe in the southern city of Guangzhou, China, after a three-day gaming marathon. Despite attempts to revive him, paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

9-Year-Old 'pwns' the Gamer Community

At nine years old Victor De Leon II has already been in the professional gaming circuit for five years and has earned thousands of dollars in prizes and endorsements, travelling around the country to attend events.

Are you the world's sexiest gamer?

Are you hot? Are you so damn cuddly, erotic and kissable that you're shocked people don't just attack you in the street, Oh yeah, and do you like games? If you answered yes, yes, yes, and YES, in a vaguely orgasmic fashion, then GR wants YOU.

xBox robot that helps to earn extra gamer points

An intrigued and efficiency-minded individual set out to to achieve an additional 60 Xbox Live gamer points by trudging through 1,000 Death Matches and 1,000 Dark Ops rounds, all without him actually being there

PS3 Camper Gives Up Right To Ever Own PS3 For Free $7500 PC

A $7500 Falcon Northwest rig for a PS3? Where do I sign up?

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