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Violent Video Games Can Make Kids Nicer, Study Claims

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Although the video game-violent behavior link has been debunked time and again, a few people still stubbornly insist on the myth that violent video games can turn gamers into school-shooting monsters. However, a new study might change their minds once and for all. Scientists from the University of Buffalo found out that morally abject behavior… Read more »

Games With Gold Vs PlayStation Plus For July 2014

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It is time for the monthly update for the Games with Gold Vs PlayStaiton Plus program offerings for July 2014. Sony and Microsoft continue to offer free games and discounts to gamers who subscribe to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold respectively. With a more solid release schedule from Sony ending the ambiguity of when… Read more »

‘The Sims 4,’ Coming September 2 To A Town Near You!

The Sims 4, coming September 2nd, 2014.

Successfully producing a major hit in an already established game series has proven to be an almost unattainable task as of late (just ask the developers of Diablo 3), but that’s exactly what developer EA Games and Maxis intend to do with their next installment of the ever popular The Sims series with the release… Read more »

‘The Legend Of Zelda’ Wii U Could Be Multiplayer

'The Legend of Zelda' Wii U could be getting multiplayer

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U is looking impressive, even if it’s not going for realism. Of course, Nintendo never did try to make their games realistic, always opting for the kid-friendly look we know them for. This time though, Zelda Wii U could be getting something we haven’t seen since Capcom’s turn at… Read more »

Oakland Pinball Machines To Be Legalized After 80-Year Ban

Oakland Ends 80 Year Pinball Ban

Oakland Pinball Machines will finally be legal in the California city after an 80-year ban following the City Council public safety committee meeting on Tuesday, June 24. The ban is part of an effort by the city council to modernize and broaden the gambling laws of Oakland, California. The 80-year old ban can be traced… Read more »

New Video Game Releases For The Week Of June 22, 2014

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The new video game releases for the week of June 22 feel more as if someone unstopped the drain that was holding the release calendar back. With Watch Dogs earning Ubisoft a tidy penny, the game is now safely in the rear view mirror and, as a result, the game release calendar is more crowded…. Read more »

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Release Date Looks Like It’s Been Leaked

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Batman: Arkham Knight was originally supposed to debut in 2014, but the release date was pushed back into “sometime in 2015″ right around E3. The official listing on the Microsoft Store has apparently leaked the release date for Batman: Arkham Knight. If the store listing can be believed, the game will be hitting store shelves… Read more »

‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ Boasts Bigger Map Than ‘Black Flag’

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As we get close to the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, more details are starting to emerge. The biggest piece of information for this fifth iteration in the Assassin’s Creed series is that the game-play map is said to be quite big. Examiner.com reports that Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s map is actually bigger than the game… Read more »

Origin Takes On Steam With Game Time Starting with ‘Titanfall’

Origin Takes on Steam with Game Time and Titanfall

EA has been pushing further into the digital retail space and now Origin takes on Steam with “Game Time” starting with Titanfall as the first offering. Gamers who have the Origin client installed on their gaming PC will see a new option to download the EA shooter Titanfall and play it absolutely free for 48… Read more »

Super Mario 64 Wii U Virtual Console Release Could Be Coming Soon

Super Mario 64 Wii U Virtual Console Release

It is no secret the Wii U has had a hard start, but with strong offerings such as a Super Mario 64 Wii U Virtual Console release in the near future, hinted on the Nintendo Virtual Console site, could help Nintendo’s console turn things around sooner rather than later. The Virtual Console on the Wii… Read more »

Despite Skipping E3, Fallout 4 Confirmed?

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Failure to explicitly deny can many-a-times indicate acceptance and perhaps that is precisely the case about the hugely anticipated sequel to the post-apocalyptic game Fallout. Already tentatively (and unimaginatively) titled Fallout 4, the game was recently and indirectly confirmed by Bethesda Studios. The creators of the series, Bethesda Studios could have essentially confirmed the game’s… Read more »

‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Unveils New Beautiful Screenshots

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Dragon Age: Inquisition might not be hitting store shelves until October, but EA released some brand new screenshots to wet our appetites. Electronic Arts has been touting Dragon Age: Inquisition for the last couple of weeks, including showing off a new trailer at E3. While these photos have been officially released, it seems as though… Read more »