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Super Comfortable Video Games Can Be Controlled by Pillows

Many people love to play games in bed, combining the fun of gaming and the comfort of your bed. What if you could even do away with that hard plastic controller and play games in full…

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Go 8 Bit – A Show About Video Games Hosted By Dara O’Briain

Video gaming has come a long way in recent years. Traditionally it was something you did at an arcade, with people playing games for hours after hours trying to beat the top score. The games then…

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Anti-Violent Video Games Senator Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Former California state senator, Leland Yee became a household villain in the gaming industry for outlandish claims regarding the link between video games and violent behaviour. In an absurd move, Yee attempted to pass a bill…

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Kojima Meets Abrams To Discuss New Studio

Movies and Games go hand in hand like chocolate coated marshmallows. If you have a good movie, there will be a game and recently if you make an amazing game, you sometimes even get a movie.…

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Fictional Weapons Come To Life As Boomerangs

You load up that new game or sit down to the latest movie and suddenly all you notice is the high-tech gadgets and weapons they seem to pull out of every nook and crevice. From Batmans Batarang…

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Pirates State That Cracking PC Games Is Getting Too Difficult

2016 is a big year all around, with new movies and games being released, people are going to be busy buying the latest in their collections. Not everyone does this, some watch movies online before they…

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UK Video Games Industry Set to Expand in 2016

The UK games industry is expecting to see significant growth in 2016, with many major businesses increasing their investment and seeking to hire new staff, according to UK video game trade association TIGA. However, many companies…

Fifa 16

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Hilarious FIFA 16 Bugs and Glitches

Modern video games are arguably the best they have ever been in terms of graphics, animations and production values, the latest titles that have included Fallout 4 have entertained audiences with immersive worlds and gameplay, this…

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Mini-Games Now Allowed to be Included in Game Loading Screens

Loading screens, the bane of every gamer out there, plaguing games since the move away from flash storage. Many gamers try to escape or limit the time spent on loading by fitting their computers or consoles…

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VG247 Journalist Mistakes Uncharted 2 for Uncharted 4

Video gaming journalism isn’t the most trustworthy of professions and consumers can be incredibly skeptical of any professional critique from mainstream outlets. There can be a stark contrast between press review scores and user opinions, as…

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EA, Nintendo, Playstation, and Ubisoft Launch Attack on KickAss Torrents

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which has EA, Nintendo, Playstation, and Ubisoft as its members, has reported a number of torrent sites to the US government, specifically highlighting popular site KickAss Torrents as the largest portal…

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Great Co-Op PC Games for You and Your Friends

In recent years, there has been a boom in multiplayer games, with everything from MOBAs such as League of Legends and DOTA taking the highlights at numerous tournaments. Then we’ve got shooters like CS:GO bringing life back to…

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CS:GO Gets TV Spot On Fox Sports 1

E-sports are becoming more and more of a publicly known event, it used to be that players would gather around with their friends and watch their teams fight out through their web browser. There have been…

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Video Game Actors Contemplate Strike Action

The voice talent behind many leading titles including Call of Duty could go on strike over working conditions and the pay structure. Many of the actors who provide voices for the gaming industry are demanding enhanced…

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Scholars Ask US Psychologists to Stop Demonising Video Games

A recent study by the American Psychological Association suggests that there is a connection between video game violence and real-world violence. The inflammatorily-named “Task Force on Violent Media” paper, released by the APA, states: “The research demonstrates…

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Parts Of The UK Recreated In Minecraft By Geologists

For many years computer games have been viewed as mindless entertainment and have not received the recognition they have deserved, then games companies hit the mainstream with success stories which catapulted the genre and allowed increased…

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Bethesda Responds to Bottle Cap Pre-Order Stunt

For those familiar with the Fallout series, you will recognise the currency that’s used within the game, bottle caps! and one very dedicated fan took it upon himself to hoard as many bottle caps starting from…

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UK Lord Wants Anti-Radical Islamic Propaganda in Video Games

The UK’s former reviewer of anti-terrorism legislation wants video game developers to help in the fight against young Muslims becoming radicalised by producing video games that show ‘the good guys’ winning in the battle against Islamic…

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UK to Offer Tax Breaks to Game Developers

In an effort to attract video game makers over to the British Isles, the UK government is to offer tax breaks to developers worth millions of pounds. The tax break cap could be worth an estimated…

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UK Police Calls for ‘Adult Only’ Game Ratings

Violent media has long been a scapegoat for societal ills: from the 1960s through to the 1980s, conservative reactionary Mary Whitehouse waged a one-woman war on social liberalism – essentially, freedom of expression – with a…

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Wii U Had Record Sales Over December

After an early stutter after its 2012 release, the Wii U had its highest-ever sales over December last year, capping off a strong showing over 2014 as a whole. Nintendo sold 30% more consoles in 2014…

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Civilization Creator Heads For Space With Sid Meier’s Starships

Sid Meier, video game author and creator of famed strategy series Civilization, is setting course for outer space with new sci-fi strategy game Sid Meier’s Starships. Taking the baton from Civilization: After Earth and flinging it…

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Hotline Miami 2 Creator Tells Australians to Pirate the Game

Jonatan Söderströmm, co-creator of video game Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, has told Australians that, if they want to play the game, they should “just pirate it”. Hotline Miami is the latest victim of Australia’s draconian…

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Internet Archive Adds Over 2,300 Free-to-Play MS-DOS Games

Non-profit digital library Internet Archive has continued its effort to conserve and share classic video games by updating its game library with a whopping 2,334 MS-DOS games, available now, free-to-play, though a standard web browser. Internet…

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Ubisoft’s Free Game Compensation Comes With a Catch, Because It’s Ubisoft

As a gesture of good faith to anyone unfortunate enough to have bought a season pass for the bugfest that is Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Ubisoft recently offered customers a free game as compensation. How nice of…

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Sony Offers Customers Partial Refund After Misleading PS Vita Ads

  The US Federal Trade Commission has ruled that Sony put out ads in the US that misled customers as to the “game-changing” capabilities of their handheld console, the PS Vita. Instead of fighting the decision,…

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Call of Duty Video Game Franchise Tops $10 Billion in Global Sales

The Call of Duty video game franchise has topped $10 billion in global sales, Activision proudly boasted, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the biggest game title, movie, or book launch of the entire year.…