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Men are From Freeport, Women are from Qeynos

Men are From Freeport, Women are from Qeynos

22nd Aug 2011 - It's 4:11 AM and I can't sleep. My parents are visiting for the weekend, so I can't turn on the TV and play on one of my consoles because (A) no matter how low I make the volume the sound of whatever game I play will wake them up, and (B) the only game that I want to play is Borderlands, and playing Borderlands with the sound muted is .. Read More.

Smart parents use smartphones to help their kids

Smart parents use smartphones to help their kids

19th Aug 2011 - Results of an academic study released today reveal the positive impact that playing video games has on bonding between parents and children who play together. Mobile App and Game Developer PopCap Games recently undertook a study in partnership with Goldsmiths University that reveals video games can increase bonding within the f.. Read More.

The Psychology of Video Games: It's a Spatial Thing

The Psychology of Video Games: It's a Spatial Thing

17th Aug 2011 - Memory is a funny thing; despite a tremendous amount of research undertaken by some of the most intelligent minds of the past century, how human memory works at its most basic level is still not something that the learned communities who make memory part of their concern can completely agree upon. When we examine all of the experiments.. Read More.

The Art of Making a Statue out of your Live Avatar

The Art of Making a Statue out of your Live Avatar

8th Aug 2011 - Back in February of this year while our attention was focused upon the upcoming Second Annual Penny Arcade Expo East (PAX East 2011) in Boston, the Elves who toil without limits in either energy or creativity at Microsoft's Xbox Live service were busy rolling out their newest promotion -- their 'Unleash Your Avatar' program -- which the.. Read More.

Ringing Your Bell -- Taking Credit for your Gaming Prowess

Ringing Your Bell -- Taking Credit for your Gaming Prowess

6th Aug 2011 - Gamer Cards, Gamer Score, Achievements, and Trophies Measuring Prowess in the Modern World of Video Games Before the Internet changed the face of gaming it was largely a private pursuit in which only the people you played games with had the means -- or the interest -- to evaluate your prowess, skills, and game accomplishments in t.. Read More.

The Explosion of 'Presence' at the new CES Gaming Zone

The Explosion of 'Presence' at the new CES Gaming Zone

4th Aug 2011 - Sometimes it takes the experts a long time to get the message: It's Hip to be Square! Such was the case with the men and women who organize what is known as "CES" the world over, but is properly called the International Consumer Electronics Show; an annual event that is held every January in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States o.. Read More.

Xbox Live offers Gamers a Statistical Assessment of their Gaming Habits

Xbox Live offers Gamers a Statistical Assessment of their Gaming Habits

29th Jul 2011 - On the face of it the notion of Xbox Live providing gamers with a statistical breakdown on how they spend their gaming time seems like a perfect example of dichotomy in motion: on the one hand you have an interesting and maybe useful quantification of your gaming habits, but on the other hand you now know exactly how much time you spent.. Read More.

A Brief History of Gaming Update

A Brief History of Gaming Update

29th Jul 2011 - We have you covered -- the New GU The World Wide Web is a fluid place where new sites appear -- and disappear -- with disturbing frequency and speed, so much so in fact that on any given day around half of the people who visit the average gaming site are arriving there for the very first time. The experience of finding a site .. Read More.


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Welcome Back Duke?

Welcome Back Duke?

15th Jul 2011 - While it is perhaps one of the most troubled game projects in the history of computer gaming, the eventual release of Duke Nukem Forever this year marks the end of what has been a running joke in the games press going all the way back to the last century. While Duke Nukem Forever was not on the first two Vaporware of the Year Awards Li.. Read More.

A Gamer Guide to Battling the Summer Doldrums

A Gamer Guide to Battling the Summer Doldrums

6th Jul 2011 - In nautical terms the Doldrums is the region of calm winds, centered slightly north of the equator and between the two belts of trade winds, which meet there and neutralize each other. In the world of video games there are two very distinct times of the year that present the outlook of gamers as polar opposites -- a time of feast du.. Read More.

Video Game Addiction

Video Game Addiction

4th Jul 2011 - 'Addicted to Xbox Achievements and PlayStation Trophies' Just the Facts Ma'am Video game addiction -- which is more commonly referred to as video game overuse -- is generally defined as the excessive or compulsive use of computer and video games to the point that it interferes with the routine activities of daily life. Among th.. Read More.

The Summer of Arcade

The Summer of Arcade

30th Jun 2011 - Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) primarily began as a video game download distribution service that was available primarily as a section of the Xbox Live Marketplace, Microsoft's digital distribution network for the Xbox 360. It focused upon smaller downloadable games from both major publishers and independent game developers, with titles that.. Read More.

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes -- the Evolving Face of the Gamer

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes -- the Evolving Face of the Gamer

30th Jun 2011 - If that shiny black Xbox 360 Slim is the first video game console that you have ever owned, congratulations mate! You are be a member of the largest -- and continuously growing -- segment of the gaming population that is made up of a more diverse population of gamers than ever before. You are a part of the new face of gaming, and for.. Read More.

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 Ushers in the Next Generation of Mecha in the Historical Genre

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 Ushers in the Next Generation of Mecha in the Historical Genre

29th Jun 2011 - The Next Level of Mobile Suit Warfare is Here Namco Bandai's release of Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 marks a rather special event in what is perhaps one of the most prolific series of video games ever created. The Gundam games are a classic example of the idiom for not seeing the forest through the trees, because there have been so .. Read More.

15 Tips to Make F.E.A.R. 3 Your Bitch

15 Tips to Make F.E.A.R. 3 Your Bitch

27th Jun 2011 - A Few Tips and Tricks to Get You Going Now that you have your hands on this summer's story shooter the folks at Day 1 and Monolith thought you might like it if we shared some tips and tricks with you to help you get more out the game, and increase your gaming pleasure. If you have not yet had the pleasure of an introduction to the .. Read More.

The Gaming Update Avatar Awards Guide

The Gaming Update Avatar Awards Guide

23rd Jun 2011 - Back in 2009 the elfs at Xbox Live began testing the Avatar Awards program, and after evidence of that testing leaked to the Live service, fessed up, after which we learned about the Awards program, and how, like the Achievements system, it would serve to add content to our gaming experience in the form of special bits of clothing, cost.. Read More.

The Lady in Red and Why We Love Her

The Lady in Red and Why We Love Her

23rd Jun 2011 - In The Matrix when Neo is put through the Agent Training Program, Morpheus leads him down a busy sidewalk and, while he seems to flow through the crowd, Neo finds himself being buffeted by them, forced to twist first left, and then right, avoiding directly running into individuals. From out of the sea of dark and subdued business-suite.. Read More.

The 2011 E3 Booth Babes Best of Show

The 2011 E3 Booth Babes Best of Show

17th Jun 2011 - Their job is to stand around the edge of the exhibit space and flirt with attendees and press, luring them ever closer and then, just when that geek thinks they have found a new friend, pass them off to one of the PR's or booth staff inside, who will guide them through the demo or presentation for one of the games being shown there. Ga.. Read More.

Team Gaming Update Diary -- E3 Day 0+2 Part 2 EA Presser

Team Gaming Update Diary -- E3 Day 0+2 Part 2 EA Presser

15th Jun 2011 - Regular readers here at Gaming Update will be familiar with the extreme efforts that we go to whenever there is a major gaming event to provide coverage, with our top-notch editors and subeditors dispatching a hand-picked team of skilled news hounds with the support of Interns, and words of encouragement that even under the most stressf.. Read More.

Pokemon Regionals for Washington DC

Pokemon Regionals for Washington DC

14th Jun 2011 - After hours of intense competition against some of the best Pokemon video game players at the 2011 Pokemon Video Game Washington D.C. area Regional Championships in Chantilly, VA, 48 competitors nabbed invitations to compete in the 2011 Pokemon Video Game National Championships, on July 8-10 in Indianapolis, IN. Sixteen players from t.. Read More.