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Video gaming addictive like crack: WHO

Paris - Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

Video gaming addictive like crack: WHO

Paris - Video gaming can be addictive in the same way as cocaine or gambling, the World Health Organization said Monday in a much anticipated update of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

'Dark Souls' comes to an end: 3rd installment is its last

FromSoftware's director Miyazaki recently announced that the third installment in the Dark Souls popular franchise will be the last one, at least for now. The release of two additional DLC packs has been confirmed in late 2016 and early 2017.

Build your own video game? Now you can in full retro 8-bit style

The award-winning app designers studio Tinybop announced Infinite Arcade, a new video game construction set in full 8-bit style, to allow smartphone users build their own arcade games.

Amazon launches its own free game engine, no royalties required

Amazon has added a new product to its growing range of cloud-based software development kits and tools. The company has released its own game engine which will be free for game developers to use to quickly build high-quality games.

Review: New Nintendo 3DS game Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a new Nintendo 3DS exclusive based on the animated, musical 3D film of the same name. It is an exciting game that fans of the puzzle genre will enjoy and has sufficient enough unlockable content from the flick.

Video games linked to aggressive behavior in kids

Washington - Youths who play video games are more likely to think and act in aggressive ways, suggested a study out Monday of more than 3,000 schoolchildren in Singapore.The research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, a journal of the American Medical Association, was ...

Candy Crush maker sees IPO valuation up to $7.6 bn

City Of London - The maker of the addictive mobile game Candy Crush hopes to raise as much as $532.8 million in a New York IPO that would value the company at up to $7.6 billion.King Digital Entertainment, the British developer behind the hit game, filed new documents ...

Candy Crush maker to be valued at up to $7.6 bn in New York float

- King Digital Entertainment, the British developer behind the wildly-addictive mobile game Candy Crush, said on Wednesday that it could be valued at up to $7.6 billion in its eagerly-awaited upcoming flotation.The planned listing on the New York Stock E...

Nigeria seeks to conquer African video games market

Lagos - It's a common enough scenario in Nigeria and across Africa: how to get rid of pesky mosquitoes whose buzzing disturbs sleep and whose bites can carry malaria and other diseases.Two Nigerian start-ups have tapped this -- and other aspects and quirks of ...

Saving planet goes from video game to real-world craze

Novi Sad - It is the peak of the Cold War, a secret agent has launched nuclear weapons and a small team of sleuths has one hour to prevent the end of the world.The team has a single clue: a coded message left in a typewriter by a secret agent.With 60 minutes tick...

'League of Legends' players become eSport stars

Los Angeles - In front of a rapt audience in a Los Angeles film lot, Krepo hooks an enemy with his scythe and harvests virtual souls with a signature move called a "death sentence".The grim scene played out time and again as Krepo and his Evil Geniuses team battled ...

Candy Crush sweetens gaming for female audience

London - With three young children and a full-time job, Emma Martini has little time for computer games.

Pakistan's gaming industry breaks culture barriers

Lahore - It's a city better known for its history and culture, but a new generation of mobile game developers is bringing a slice of Silicon Valley to Pakistan's Lahore.With open plan offices, mixed gender teams, gourmet catering and an emphasis on a fun atmosp...

Video games offer hope for autistic children

Ashburn - The game over, a beaming Sawyer and Michael, both 10, cheer and give each other a high-five.It is a small but significant reaction that experts say shows how children with autism can benefit from playing some computer games.The Steuart W.

Pakistan's gaming industry breaks culture barriers

Lahore - It's a city better known for its history and culture, but a new generation of mobile game developers is bringing a slice of Silicon Valley to Pakistan's Lahore.With open plan offices, mixed gender teams, gourmet catering and an emphasis on a fun atmosp...

Head of Sony's North American PlayStation business to step down

Sony Corp said on Thursday that the chief executive and president of its North American videogame operations, Jack Tretton, who has played a crucial role in increasing its PlayStation business, will step down at the end of Mar...

Apps thrill toddlers as Swedish schools go digital

Stockholm - Two-year-old Mia traces out a letter on the screen with her forefinger, then claps with joy when the computer chants "wonderful!" and emits a slightly metallic round of applause.

'Demokratia': mocking Russian politics through a videogame

Moscow - Buy voters, divert public funds, become an all-powerful tsar: it's all part of the fun in videogame "Demokratia", whose merciless take on Russian politics has made it a runaway success in the land of Vladimir Putin.

Game play remains at heart of changing lifestyles

San Francisco - For almost as long as there have been computers, there have been people intent in playing games with them.Since young programmers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology came up with "Spacewar!" some 50 years ago, the world of videogames has explo...

Ubisoft videogame hero 'Rayman' hits new game consoles

San Francisco - Ubisoft's captivatingly colorful Rayman videogame hero hit new-generation consoles on Tuesday."Rayman Legends" for play on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One videogame consoles is the latest installment of the popular franchise where "rabbids" debuted as zany a...

Hit video game 'The Last of Us' gets new chapter

San Francisco - Sony Computer Entertainment America added a new chapter Friday to popular video game "The Last of Us," filled with combat against zombie-like infected people and tailored for PlayStation 3 consoles."The Last of Us: Left Behind" is the game's first sing...

PS4 tops list as US videogame console sales climb

San Francisco - US videogame hardware sales surged in January, with Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 consoles leading the charge, according to figures released on Thursday.People spent $241 million on videogame hardware, predominately consoles, in January compared ...

'Gears of War' videogame will stay in Xbox arsenal

San Francisco - Microsoft on Monday said that it bought the rights to "Gears of War" in a move that promises to keep the hit videogame franchise true to Xbox consoles.

PS4 and Xbox One fuel US videogame industry sales

San Francisco - NPD Group reported Thursday that new consoles from Sony and Microsoft powered a winning holiday season for the videogame industry in the United States.

Entire holiday dinner layered in a tin can

As the saying goes, you can't have your cake and eat it too. However, with a new product from a video game retailer in the UK, you can now have your new game and eat a holiday dinner too.

Microsoft 'holodeck': Turn entire living room into virtual game

Microsoft has revealed an astonishing prototypes projector and scanner than can turn an entire living room into a virtual computer game environment.

Videogame Watchdog NIMF Releases Its 13th Annual Top 10 Violent Games List

A video game watchdog group has released its annual video game report card on the ten games that has raised “red-flags.”

Males Hard-Wired For Video Game Addiction?

So say researchers at Stanford University, in a new study involving men, women and video games. In a statement sure to enhance his dateability, Dr Allan Reiss also noted evidence the males were a lot more motivated to succeed.

Video Games Can Save Your Life -- And Other Reasons to Play

Here's a list of top reasons video games are actually good for you, and why you should hope your doctor is a gamer.
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