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Send help, I'm playing WoW again

I'm not entirely sure how these things happen, but every now and again I'll find myself looking for a more familiar game to pick up. Sometimes it's as simple as a few matches of Overwatch, other times a few rounds of Street Fighter, bu...

 
 
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Study: Men are working fewer hours now because of video games

A paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research proposes that video games are the reason why men ages 21-30 are working fewer hours than the previous generation. The paper also suggests that the improving technology and quality...

 
 
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Posting helps hardcore gaming teens avoid depression

I am a longtime proponent of having fun posting online with friends, but new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that posting online may help mitigate the depression-like symptoms typically seen in t...

 
 
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Kid keels over after four-day Call of Duty marathon

In science news, did you know that if you play Call of Duty for four days straight without drinking, you're ten times more likely to be hospitalized with dehydration? A teenager in Columbus, Ohio found that out just this week! The 15-year-o...

 
 
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The importance of sitting properly while gaming

I spend a lot of time sitting down, as typing would probably be a bit uncomfortable if I was standing up. Sometimes, just to mix things up, I cross my legs. I'm a maverick. I never once thought that I was putting my big ol' hairy feet in d...

 
 
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BritToid Ep 9: Keep calm and have UK resistance

Ladies and gentelmen as the Royal wedding is upon us here in the glorious Untied Kingdom we decided this was the perfect time to further celebrate our Britishness by bringing you episode 9 of BritToid: Destructoids British gaming focused po...

 
 
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Psychologist: Gaming is the 'silent killer'

Readers with a memory for bullshit might recall Steve Pope, a former drug addict and psychologist who said that two hours of gaming was comparable to doing a line of cocaine. Now he's back, claiming once again that your "Game Station" is li...

 
 
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Korean Internet gamer kills mother, then himself

A fifteen-year-old Korean boy murdered his mother, then killed himself, following a dispute over Internet games. The mother scolded the boy after playing too many games this past Monday night. The fight escalated, with the son strangling hi...

 
 
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Two hours of gaming = doing a line of coke

An absurd little article has been spewed up by the Lancashire Evening Post, where two hours of videogame playing has been directly compared to doing a line of cocaine. The story claims that a young boy was "tormented" by his crippling game ...

 
 
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Baby starves to death while parents raise virtual child

A man and a woman have been arrested for letting their infant daughter starve to death while they raised a virtual child in the online game PRIUS. The Korean couple, known only as the Kims, returned home after a 12-hour gaming session at a ...

 
 
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National Institute on Media and the Family shutting down

One of the long-standing organizations fighting the good fight for righteousness, decency and protecting our children from those evil videogames has fallen. The National Institute for Media and the Family (NIMF), whose annual report card ha...

 
 
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UK news report on game addiction clinic upsets gamers

Gamers are getting angry over a UK news report on the game addiction clinic that we talked about yesterday. The West Country Tonight (haha) ran a story on the clinic, based in Somerset, with the kind of "look at these crazy video'd games" ...

 
 
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Britain gets its first game addiction clinic

Where there is a trendy new affliction, there is an expert with the answer. Thus it is that Britain is now host to its very first "game addiction" clinic in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Broadway Lodge treats about four hundred patients ever...

 
 
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Kick your World of Warcraft habit for just $14,000!

Where there are World of Warcraft players, there are people with dollar signs in their eyes lining up to take advantage. Cue Washington State's ReSTART clinic, a rehab center that aims to help WoW players beat their addiction and break the ...

 
 
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Daily Mail says Britain's full of 'screenagers'

British tabloid and glorified comic book The Daily Mail loves to attack videogames, probably because Grand Theft Auto IV has more journalistic integrity than the average Mail writer. The latest in its long line of attempts to make Britain f...

 
 
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Therapists join World of Warcraft in the name of science

MMO addiction is a hot topic these days, and there are plenty of "experts" out there who want to "help." British Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Graham is among these brave few heroes, and he's so concerned about the wellbeing ...

 
 
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China ends electric shock treatment for Internet addicts

Did you know that China has been introducing game-loving children to the wacky world of electric shock therapy? That's right -- parents have been willingly signing their children up for a course of jolts in order to stop them playing online...

 
 
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MTV True Life to cover game addiction, wants you

Bitching about MTV is pretty much something everyone loves to do except for tween girls, but to be honest ever since Singled Out there's been a show on there that I'd watch, and now that there are practically no music videos the 24-hour rea...

 
 
 
 
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Chicken Soup for the homicidal soul: Gaming is good for you

I love the smell of years of experiential evidence finally gaining validity in the morning! Today, two researchers from Middlesex University are presenting the findings of a study involving 292 World of Warcraft players, ranging in age from...

 
 
 
 
 
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Addicted to videogames? You could soon be officially mental!

Usually when a reviewer calls a game addictive, that's a compliment, but to some psychologists, addictive games are a crippling menace, on par with drugs and alcohol. In a new report, presented to the world via Game Life, the American M...

 
 




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Skyrim Very Special Edition"Alexa, cross the rickety bridge"

 

Jurassic World Evolution"Spare no expense! Because it doesn't matter anyway"

 

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion"I'm an expansion now"

 

Shaq Fu - A Legend Reborn"Shaq is back, but kinda wack"

 

Fortnite (Switch)"Build a fort, last the night (wait it's basically just battle royale now)"

 

Incredibles 2"Jack Jack, baby"

 

Tag"The Hawkeye movie you never knew you wanted"

 

Unravel Two"It takes two, baby! (But not really)"

 

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JcDent

The reflex sights that go on every gun in Call of Duty games? Invented by a dude in

 
Princess bong264

Can I just say, I fucking LOVE how cheap xbox and ps2 games still are! Wish pound technology was making a ps2 cable since my tv hates component :/

 
Hlarge4

#Confessiontoid Im self conscious about admitting how I feel about certain deeply loved franchises on Gotta keep up my street *bump, fell Ace Attorney, Persona, Advance Wars

 
Barry Kelly

Xenonauts 2 was fully funded in a few hours

 
SirNinjaFace

My boss allowed me go home early to watch the World Cup :)

 
TriCerAroK

We are replacing our With Pretty honored, Like, really Feels And I have only been playing for 9 months or Need to

 
Kerrik52

Finally, a new Ys game on Seven was so good last year and this seems like its just that but Comes with a 130 page travel journal in PDF form as ^_^

 
Flegma

#Confessiontoid Possibly the first NPC I could be said to have had a crush on was the barmaid Then she married someone else and that was the end of Kudos if you recognize the

 
JcDent

Your panzer division cannot

 
Boxed Swine

Playing Doomfist is hard, but Im starting to -<{ใ€Š()ใ€‹}>-

 
 

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