Gaming

Experts say gaming is no addiction

A proposal this past Sunday that would have made gaming addiction an actual disorder was shut down at the American Medical Associations annual meeting. “There is nothing here to suggest that this is a complex physiological disease state akin to alcoholism or other substance abuse disorders, and it doesn’t get to have the word addiction attached to it,” said Dr. ...

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Mario’s lady friend gambles: Peach’s Castle of cards

How could you be a true gamer and not know what Peach’s Castle looks like from Super Mario Bros? It happens to be one of the most prominent landmarks of Mushroomland, thank you very much. Here it is immortalized through the wonders of playing card architecture. And to our knowledge, Goomba free. This build happens to be a rendition of ...

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StarCraft II to be available to play at BlizzCon

You’re going to hate us for telling you now. Especially if you missed out on getting tickets to BlizzCon. Sources at Blizzard are saying that Starcraft II will be playable at designated Demo areas on August 3-4 at the 2007 annual BlizzCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. So, what are we to suppose from this news? Blizzard might ...

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It’s a wee Wii

Before you assume that this is just some cheap attempt at a pee pee joke, think again. This wee Wii is a very real product. This 7-inch Wii LCD from Japan’s Century is a way for the hoplessly addicted gamer to carry around their Wii wherever they go. We were under the assumption that most people like playing those active ...

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80 GB PS3 officially launched in Korea

After spotting an 80 GB PS3 in the wild at the end of April, Sony has finally launched its new 80 GB PS3 in Korea. The new PS3 also includes a new video on demand service for Korean’s to get their movie fix. The launch looks to have been a full fledged media party, with many reporters in attendance. The ...

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Pixel jewelry makes you look high-def

We’re usually much too manly to talk about any kind of jewelry (excluding watches, of course), but for this, we have to let our balls retract back into our innards for a few minutes. When wearing this Pixel Jewelry, in comparison, your body looks like it has a seriously high-def resolution. The jewelry looks pretty badass too. Well, as badass ...

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GIONEE Gaming Phone slides and plays

Chinese cellphone manufacturer GIONEE has released two new gaming phones in Taiwan, the S20 and the V9. The phones come stocked with a Nintendo emulator, allowing classic Nintendo games to be played in landscape mode. The S20 comes with a slide out keypad, a 2 megapixel camera, and plays almost any media file, which is good for all of you ...

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Nintendo DS Lite-bot

The RoboDS is an open robot platform for the Nintendo DS. The robot is controlled via the DS’s WiFi connection using a web browser interface. The jobs that RoboDS can accomplish are endless. Find a wireless camera, and you can wirelessly keep a close watch on your home. To get the RoboDS working you’ll also need to get the DSerial2, ...

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Learn how to touch a real living, breathing person with your DS

You might think that this “game” looks slightly odd, and maybe a tad on the perverted side. But nope, it’s just Japanese. The newly announced Kazoku Minna de Nippon Shiatsushi Kai Kanshuu Rakuraku Shiatsu Nabi DS game teaches you the finer points of shiatsu massage. Yes, we know. Long name. If we could make it more elegant we would. The ...

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Costumes aren’t welcome in PS3 Home

We have no idea why Sony is taking such a snobby position with PS3 Home, but they sound like total snots when describing the rules and etiquette of the social interface for the console. They say they are attempting to keep Home “accessible to everyone” by putting certain limitations on the attire your avatar can wear. “If everyone’s walking around ...

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