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  • Blog Post: NPD: More Than One Third Of U.S. Population Plays PC Games

    And to think they said PC gaming was dead. The platform is not only living, it's thriving according to a new NPD study that claims 37 percent of the U.S. population over the age of nine plays PC games. These aren't just passing fancies, either. The report suggests this contingent plays an average... More
  • Blog Post: Video Gaming Changes Adolescent Brains, May Cause Addiction

    A new article in the peer-reviewed Neurology Now journal explores the physical effects of extensive video game exposure on adolescents. The report reflects (and endorses) past research that identifies the positive effects of gaming, but warns about physiological changes due to excessive exposure. The... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Premium Gaming Peripherals (If Any) Do You Use?

    High-end video game peripherals are big business. Are there any that you insist on using? For console gamers, the standard controller tends to be the best option, but that hasn't prevented companies from trying to make their own. Fight sticks for fighting games and flight sticks for flight games... More
  • Blog Post: Online Game Cheating Tempered By Player Community

    A new study published in the journal of Behavior and Information Technology offers some interesting details about the way that online gamers behave. Contemporary wisdom suggests that anonymity is the biggest factor that enables and encourages bad behavior from online players, but this new study offers... More
  • Blog Post: Nvidia Shield Gets A New Release Date

    The Nvidia shield, the hand-held current-gen console, experienced some good news and some bad news in June. Shortly after the announcement of a price drop from $349.99 to $299.99, the device was delayed to an indeterminate date in July. Nvidia has finally revealed what that indeterminate release date... More
  • Blog Post: Jimmy Fallon Presents Gaming With Mom

    Playing games with your parents can sometimes be frustrating, but as Late Night host Jimmy Fallon proves, watching other people play games with their mom can be very entertaining. In honor of Video Game Week, Jimmy asked fans to submit videos of them playing video games with their mom. Here's some... More
  • Blog Post: Do You Play Games Before Bed?

    Scientists say that playing games before bed can be bad for your sleep habits. What are your pre-bedtime rituals? According to Gamepolitics , a new study by the Sleep Laboratory at Flinders University found that "long periods of game playing before bed time caused significant sleep disruptions in... More
  • Blog Post: Kongregate App For Android Phones Updates To 2.0

    Kongregate, the free game-finding mobile app for Android phones, received an update to version 2.0. Now the app offers a slew of additional social network type features. Check out the video below to see an explanation of the new features with Kongregate 2.0. [ Full disclosure: Game Informer is owned... More
  • Blog Post: Razer Slices Into The Gaming Laptop Market

    During an early morning press event at PAX, we got a first look at Razer’s new gaming laptop, simply called the Razer Blade. Razer co-founder and CEO, Min-Liang Tan, told us that several years ago Razer set up a stealth division to start working on experimental gaming products. The first example... More
  • Blog Post: The Current Crop Of Companion Games

    Companion gaming may be the wave of the future. Mobile and social games allow you to participate in your console games when you are away from your television. But you know all that already from reading "The Total Experience" in issue 231 of Game Informer Magazine.Take a look below for videos... More
  • Blog Post: GameStop To Create Gaming Tablet?

    In an interview with CNBC, GameStop president Tony Bartel revealed that the game retailer intends to begin selling tablets equipped for purchase of digital games through its newly acquired Impulse digital distribution channel or streaming them through the company's Spawn Labs service. Bartel did... More
  • Blog Post: Sleep Therapist Says Gamers Are Like Cocaine Addicts

    There's never a shortage of so-called "experts" out there ready to make specious claims about the negative effects of video games, but this takes the cake. MCV UK recently reported on Steve Pope, an English therapist who went on BBC Radio 5Live yesterday to discuss a recent Reuters article... More
  • Blog Post: The Worst Thing On TV: NCIS

    A recent episode of NCIS featured some of the most awkward and inaccurate dialogue about video games we’ve seen in awhile. But we're sure CBS can top itself pretty soon. The writers on NCIS must be more technically savvy than we are, because this all sounds like gibberish to us. Maybe someone... More
  • Blog Post: Ice-T: Words With The Original Gamer

    I used to call myself “The Original Gamer” in the magazine in tribute to Ice-T’s 1991 album O.G. Original Gangster , so I was excited to find out, via his many postings on YouTube and Twitter, that the gangster rap legend and actor is a devoted gamer. I recently got a chance to speak... More
  • Blog Post: 365 Days Worth Of Gaming Tweets Looks Like…

    This. Website and summative service Aggregame took the liberty of compiling a year’s worth of video-game related tweets (a period spanning July 27, 2009 – July 22, 2010) into a single graphic. Over 150 words are represented in the image, the largest being those most tweeted or retweeted.... More
  • Blog Post: Nielsen: Nearly 3/4 Of U.S. Households Own A Gaming Device

    Fact: A percentage of households in the United States own video-game console. OK, that didn't have quite the effect I was going for. Let's try that again. Did you know that females play video games? It's a fact. Nielsen has released a sheet filled with actual media facts in anticipation of... More
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