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How To Electrify Your Brain To Be Smarter With a 9-Volt Battery [Science]

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Transcranial direct current stimulation can make your brain work better. DARPA proved it can make you better at video games, the U.S. Air Force has shown it cuts drone remote-pilot training in half, and Harvard researchers have used it to treat depression. So what is this magical device that...
How To Electrify Your Brain To Be Smarter With a 9-Volt Battery [Science]

Game suspends shares from trading

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Shares in the video games retailer Game Group have been suspended from trading after the firm said it considered there was no equity value left in the group....
Game suspends shares from trading

Auraslate Is An Open Source Android Tablet For Hackers

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If you’re sick of firmware lockdowns and failed reflashings on your other Android tablets, the Auraslate may be for you. It’s basically an Ice Cream Sandwich-compatible tablet built from the ground up for hax0rz and programmers alike. There are two models – the 7-inch 726B and the 10-inch 1026 –...
Auraslate Is An Open Source Android Tablet For Hackers

Row in US over gay EA characters

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Christian groups claim gay characters in Electronic Arts' video games are a bad influence on children....
Row in US over gay EA characters

Andy Murray on Virtua Tennis: 'They've got me down to a T' - video interview

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Tennis star Andy Murray talks video games, sibling rivalry and his starring role in Virtua Tennis on the PS VitaElliot SmithRichard Sprenger...
Andy Murray on Virtua Tennis: 'They've got me down to a T' - video interview

How Grand Theft Auto changed video games (and the world)

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With "Jacked," veteran video games journalist David Kushner explains how the Grand Theft Auto franchise helped usher in a new generation of games and set the tone for a decade. [Read more]...
How Grand Theft Auto changed video games (and the world)
Amazon Now Lets You Trade In Your Old CDs In Exchange For Gift Cards

VIDEO: 'Touchless surgery' put to the test

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Touchless technology similar to that used in video games, is being tested by surgeons to help them carry out delicate keyhole surgery....
VIDEO: 'Touchless surgery' put to the test

Samsung signs cloud gaming deal

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Samsung is to offer video games designed for consoles on its smart TV platform through a tie-up with cloud tech firm Gaikai....
Samsung signs cloud gaming deal
UK retailer GAME enters administration

UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 4 February

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No, it's not a fantasy ... Fifa 12 has been dethroned (and relegated to 4th place) by none other than Final Fantasy XIII-2UKIE Games Charts© compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesXboxPS3PlayStationWii3DSDSHandheldPCguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject...
UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 4 February

Smithsonian's super squeaky clean meteorite lab makes your room look like a pig sty (video)

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If you think you're a clean freak, then you obviously haven't been to the Smithsonian Antarctic meteorite storage facility. See, when it isn't kicking up the video-games-as-art debate or showing off our future overlords, the Smithsonian also dabbles in the study of fallen rocks from space. So just exactly...
Smithsonian's super squeaky clean meteorite lab makes your room look like a pig sty (video)

Commodore founder Jack Tramiel dies at 83

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Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore and an influential figure in the early days of personal computing and video games, passes away Sunday at the age of 83. [Read more]...
Commodore founder Jack Tramiel dies at 83

Are video games art?

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Video games get the gallery treatment...
Are video games art?

YouTube Heavyweight Machinima Gets a Grownup With Gamer Cred

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Machinima is a YouTube powerhouse that specializes in videos about video games and the dudes that play them. Good fit for Nanea Reeves, the company’s new chief operating officer. Reeves comes to Machinima after years in the games business, most notably at Electronic Arts and Jamdat, the mobile games company EA...
YouTube Heavyweight Machinima Gets a Grownup With Gamer Cred
Good Deal: 'The 7th Guest' on iOS is free for today only
Ars at the Museum: The Art of Video Games at the Smithsonian
Fable creator Peter Molyneux departs Lionhead Studios and Microsoft for 22 Cans

Google enters the content business: Machinima closes $35M round from the search giant

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Machinima has raised a fat $35 round of funding led by search engine giant Google, the company confirmed yesterday. News of Machinima’s new funding first surfaced earlier this month. Google’s involvement marks the first time the company has spent money on the production of video. Previously, it had focused...
Google enters the content business: Machinima closes $35M round from the search giant
NVIDIA virtualizes the GPU for streamed desktops and cloud gaming
'The Art of Video Games:' still in beta

TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast: Live From E3

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We went. We saw. We gamed. As we discuss in the video here, E3 was strange this year. Sony focused on just new games. Microsoft is jamming the Kinect down gamers’ throats. Nintendo finally unveiled the final Wii U hardware but then announced a series of Wii U mini-games...
TechCrunch Gadgets Webcast: Live From E3

UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 7 April 2012

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Kinect Star Wars has used the power of the Force to dominate the chart this weekUKIE Games Charts© compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesXboxPS3WiiPlayStationHandheld3DSguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More...
UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 7 April 2012
Redbox surpasses two billion discs rented, celebrates by offering a free rental on March 8th

This behind-the-scenes look at the next Transformers game will turn anyone into a gamer [video]

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We tend to play some video games here at The Next Web. We also dig robots quite a bit. Put those two together and this video blew our minds. The upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will include one of my favorite Transformer characters, the Dinobots....
This behind-the-scenes look at the next Transformers game will turn anyone into a gamer [video]

UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 25 February

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Sony's new PS Vita console makes its presence felt with the top two places on the chart this week – Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Fifa FootballUKIE Games Charts© compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesPS VitaPlayStationPS3XboxHandheldWiiDS3DSguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of...
UK top 20 video games chart, week ending 25 February

Games age rating rules changed

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The rating system used to warn parents about unsuitable content in video games is to be simplified, the government says...
Games age rating rules changed

Valve Linux video games attacked

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A leading PC-user rights campaigner voices concern about video games developer Valve's move to sell Linux-based versions of its products....
Valve Linux video games attacked
Nobody knows exactly when 'Super Mario Bros.' was released

Ron Paul upgrading from presidential candidate to video game superhero

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Congressman Ron Paul's chances of becoming the GOP presidential nominee have pretty much evaporated, but that's not to say his message of fiscal responsibility hasn't struck a chord with voters. The Texas representative has long been an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve System, and now a loyal Libertarian...
Ron Paul upgrading from presidential candidate to video game superhero
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