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2014-08-11 12:31:06

Original release sold almost 1 million copies despite being the subject of Senate hearings on violence in video games and getting pulled off retail shelves SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of the classic video game "Night Trap" have spoken and the game's creators have listened. The original producers of "Night Trap" have launched a $330,000 Kickstarter campaign to fund the re-release of the popular and controversial video game. The producers intend to upgrade the...

2014-04-28 08:36:57

LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TIGA urges PEGI to review its prices to help indies TIGA, the network for game developers and digital publishers, has written an open letter to PEGI, the European game content rating system, calling for urgent reform of its pricing policy, which charges small games businesses unreasonably high and repetitious fees. TIGA has acted in response to complaints from its members about PEGI's pricing policy. At present, PEGI's...

2014-04-24 08:30:09

New Study Finds More Than 50 Percent of American Homes Own a Game Console WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A majority of parents say playing video games benefits their children, according to new research released today by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The report, 2014 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, reveals that 56 percent of parents say video games are a positive part of their child's life. Other key findings include that 68...

Microsoft Europe Reverses Adult Game Restrictions For Windows 8
2012-10-29 15:11:13

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Gamers are often early adopters when Windows puts out a new operating system. The new OS often brings with it faster speeds, enhanced graphics and richer sound; all the elements that make for better gameplay. A ban on games with a mature rating in the European Windows 8 store may have discouraged gamers from upgrading PCs, tablets and other devices. That is, until Microsoft decided to lift the ban and allow games such as...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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