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    Study shows girls like to play, but don’t like to tell

    by Christian Morlotte on Feb 20, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Video games and their culture have, since its beginning, been mostly directed at men. Most video games are developed by teams composed mainly of men and explore subjects appealing mostly to men. This has turned men into the target audience for most of the titles and this cycle is perpetuated… Continue Reading »

    Opinion: We need more awesome mainstream games for women

    by Jessica Moen on Jan 22, 2010 at 01:04 PM

    What I am annoyed about is the way certain games are marketed. It’s as if game companies are not even considering women when developing certain games or, worse, being very stereotypical when creating games for women. First I want to point out that almost every game out there has a… Continue Reading »

    Kim Sears: Gamer hater or simply feeling ignored?

    by Jessica Moen on Dec 14, 2009 at 08:07 PM

    Some girls just don’t like competition. This seems to be the case with British tennis star Andy Murray’s girlfriend Kim Sears, daughter of a former tennis coach. According to gossip pubs, Murray, who is currently ranked the No. 4 tennis player in the world, spent about seven hours each day… Continue Reading »

    University study suggests prolonged gaming may reduce attention (or vice-versa)

    by Christian Morlotte on Oct 24, 2009 at 09:36 AM

    Researchers from the University of Iowa conducted a study to analyze the relation between gaming for prolonged periods of time and attention levels when performing certain tasks. The results indicated that the group that played games more than 40 hours a week had significantly less proactive attention – the kind… Continue Reading »

    onLive beta is a go

    by Danielle Riendeau on Sep 2, 2009 at 07:18 PM

    onLive, the new service that will allow gamers to play now-gen games on any computer or TV set using streaming technology, is about to get a whole lot more real. The public beta begins now – so if you’re interested, sign up (and do so quickly) at the site and… Continue Reading »

    Grab your Snuggie and get gaming

    by Jenni Lada on Mar 4, 2009 at 08:29 AM

    The Snuggie’s become a bit of a phenomenon. Countless media outlets are reporting on the the latest “As Seen on TV” product, and over four million people in the US have joined the Cult of Snuggie. Who would have thought an item that is essentially an oversized robe worn backwards… Continue Reading »

    Gaming means escapism in the greatest depression

    by Danielle Riendeau on Feb 2, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Sure, that’s a bit of a cheeky headline, but don’t let it fool you – games make for great escapism in this miserable economic climate. Don’t just take my word for it – there’s an excellent new piece in The Wall Street Journal about how folks who are laid off… Continue Reading »

    Honolulu bans for texting, gaming while driving

    by Jonathan Gronli on Feb 2, 2009 at 07:41 PM

    In October 2008, a Honolulu bus driver was suspended from duty for gaming on the job. On Wednesday Honolulu’s City Council passed a bill by a margin of 7-1 to ban texting and gaming while people are driving. It’s a pretty good idea, though it did take some heat from… Continue Reading »

    The most touching gaming story you’ll read all month

    by Danielle Riendeau on Jan 18, 2009 at 03:31 PM

    I know that most of gaming culture centers around clever gadgets and funny memes and such, but sometimes you come across a story that’s genuinely touching, like this destructoid post. In it, D-toider eternalplayer2345 shares his memories playing games for his sick little brother (who enjoyed watching him play all… Continue Reading »

    Gamertell Exclusive: Psyko Audio Labs’ Hildebrandt chats about CES award for surround headphones

    by Lucy Newman on Jan 14, 2009 at 09:21 AM

    During this year’s 2009 Consumer Electronics Show held January 8, 2009, to January 11, 2009, Psyko Audio Labs Inc. was announced winner of the Best of Innovations Design and Engineering award for the headphone category. Pysko Audio Labs new innovative headset, the Pskyo 5.1 Headphones, competed against 13 other companies… Continue Reading »

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