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Facebook brings games to Messenger

Facebook has announced you can now play games from within Messenger. The app includes a selection of social "instant games" that will augment conversations with fun and competition. Games can be played with friends you're already connected to.

Microsoft boosting arsenal with Beam purchase

Microsoft has announced it has bought interactive game streaming startup Beam in a bid to bolster its Xbox arsenal, although financial terms were not disclosed.

Twitch gamer celebrity allegedly beats his girlfriend on stream

A Twitch gaming celebrity allegedly verbally and physically assaulted his girlfriend during a livestream. The video quickly went viral in just a few hours after being posted on YouTube.

Op-Ed: Why online gambling is safer than gambling in person

Online gaming has been a part of the internet since the early days of the web in the mid-90s, but is a relatively new venture in the U.S.

The Happy Wheels latest sensation in online gaming violence

Bellevue - Online gaming has dramatically grown over the years. One report found that there are more than 200 million online gamers in the world, while the average PC or Mac user in the United States spends close to six hours playing online games.

Man hires in-game assassins to 'kill' son in online games

According to Chinese media a man known as "Mr. Feng" hired "virtual" assassins to kill off his son's avatar in online video games. He believed his son's gaming habit was to blame for his poor grades in school and failure to land a job.

EverQuest the 'original' MMORPG goes free to play

EverQuest, the "original" massively multiplayer online role playing game, is going free to play in March. Known to fans as EQ, the game was the first of the big 3D graphical multiplayer games to launch back in 1999.

Zynga stock dips after IPO debut

As one of the popular IPO tech topics of the year, Facebook game maker Zynga, began trading on Friday. The stock fell 5 percent on the day of its debut, which was not the explosive start many expected to see from this profitable company.

Computer use increases risk to children's eyesight

Take important steps offered by the American Optometric Association in safeguarding your child's eye sight while using computers or other devices.

Insight from experts on how to deal with Xbox

Phones, Facebook, Twitter, and game consoles; technology seems to be the drug of choice among today's teens according to experts.

Mother kills baby for interrupting 'Farmville' game

A 22 year-old woman from Jacksonville, Florida has pleaded guilty to killing her baby son over a game of Farmville. She was charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shaking the baby to death when he disrupted her gaming experience.

South Korean Father's Internet Obsession Jailed Over Baby Neglect

By abandoning his newborn baby starved to death, a South Korean father was sentenced to jail Friday. The 42-year old taxi driver was sentenced to 2 years in prison. His wife was spared because she is pregnant.

Op-Ed: Star Trek online MMORPG finally starts to move

The development is now up and running, after a thick headed stasis field had held it up for years. The game sounds very creative, too, not just another “anything with the name” approach. Maybe somebody who knows something about it has got involved.

Mating Gamers: 1 in 10 Gamers Finds Love Online - Including Warcraft Warriors

You can kill monsters and date, too. Sounds good to me. Nothing like gouging your way through the innards of a ghastly beast to meet a nice girl. I used to do that a lot while commuting, and in the office, and while shopping, and while digging tunnels.

Downloadable Content Comes to the DS

Spectrobes becomes the first game on Nintendo's portable to offer this service.

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