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Bethesda To Release Wolfenstein: The New Order
2013-05-07 19:08:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There is the old saying that you can´t go home again, but you can go back to Castle Wolfenstein, it seems. Bethesda Softworks announced Wolfenstein: The New Order is slated for release later this year for the PC, Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360, as well as “next generation consoles.” American spy William “B.J.” Blazkowicz will return to action in the game being developed by MachineGames....

2013-05-04 11:53:17

Boys who frequently play violent games may be desensitized to physiological and emotional effects, suggests study in Psychosomatic Medicine Teenagers who are highly exposed to violent video games–three or more hours per day–show blunted physical and psychological responses to playing a violent game, reports a study in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published...

Thrill Of Crime Linked To Violent Games
2013-03-12 15:28:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Do you enjoy the rush you get from a night spent carjacking playing the latest Grand Theft Auto game? Well, a new study suggests that the thrills you get from that game could be due to the frustrations of being denied the chance to commit real crimes. A report from Ohio State researchers appeared recently in the journal Psychological Science suggesting that people who are frustrated in their attempts to cheat or steal are more likely...

2013-02-27 08:25:41

Harris Poll Finds One-Third of Those with Young Game Players(1) Do Not Censor Games NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans would never let their eight year old see an R-rated movie, but according to findings from a January 2013 Harris Poll of 2,278 U.S. adults (ages 18+) interviewed online, some children may be playing video games beyond their maturity level. While only one-third of Americans (32%) said they understand everything or a lot about video game ratings...

Violent Video Games Leads To Cumulative Violence
2012-12-10 15:48:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s been another study released which further supports a theory that mothers have known for decades: Violent video games can bring out the aggressive side of the kids who play them. This new Ohio State University study is the first to provide evidence that the negative side effects from playing video games can actually build and grow over time. After studying a group of gamers for 3 consecutive days, Brad Bushman,...

2012-08-14 02:27:57

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today it is the first to have the recently-developed CTIA Mobile Application Rating System with ESRB applied to all apps, including legacy apps, within the Verizon Apps store. The ratings, which are similar to those assigned to video games, provide consumers, especially parents, with information about the age-appropriateness of apps. Created with the Entertainment Software Rating Board's (ESRB) expertise and...

2012-08-07 02:27:11

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced the North American release of Sound Shapes, developed by Queasy Games, available exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) and PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) systems. Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed Everyday Shooter for the PS3 and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems, creator Jonathan Mak has teamed with musician and co-creator Shaw-Han Liem to...

Sony Acquires Cloud Gaming Company Gaikai For $380 Million
2012-07-03 05:44:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced on Monday that it has acquired cloud-based video gaming company Gaikai for $380 million. The deal officially closed on June 30, although rumors of the acquisition had been swirling for weeks. “By combining Gaikai´s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with Sony´s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, Sony will provide users...

2012-06-05 06:26:09

Americans Playing Video Games In Unparalleled Numbers LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-nine percent of all American homes have a video game console according to new research released today at E3 2012 by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association that represents the U.S. video game industry. Matching this historically high install base, more Americans than ever are playing video games on smartphones, tablets and handheld devices and...

2012-06-04 18:20:31

TOKYO, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that it will drive the proliferation of the PlayStation® platforms through "cross platform feature" which realizes cross platform game play between PlayStation®3 (PS3®) and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita). Through "cross platform feature", SCE will deliver a ground-breaking gaming experience which leverages the capabilities of both systems and enables users to enjoy gaming wherever and...