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Science Says: What Makes Something Truly Addictive

Science Says: What Makes Something Truly Addictive

By Lindsey Tanner | Jun 21
Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next?

Compulsive Video Game Playing Now New Mental Health Problem

Compulsive Video Game Playing Now New Mental Health Problem

By Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng | Jun 18
For video game addicts, it might soon be "game over."

2 Gamers Plead Not Guilty in Kansas 'Swatting' Death

2 Gamers Plead Not Guilty in Kansas 'Swatting' Death

By Roxana Hegeman | Jun 16
Two online gamers whose dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet allegedly led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a "swatting" case.

Developer Defends School-Shooting Game as Victims Complain

Developer Defends School-Shooting Game as Victims Complain

By Dave Collins | Jun 14
The developer of a school-shooting video game is vowing to continue selling it online as parents of slain children and other mass shooting victims work to get the game wiped off the internet.

Parkland Parents Decry Game That Simulates School Shootings

Parkland Parents Decry Game That Simulates School Shootings

May 29
An upcoming computer video game that would allow players to re-create school shootings by stalking school hallways and racking up kills has been condemned as insensitive and inappropriate.

Thoreau's 'Walden' Gets New Life As A Video Game

Thoreau's 'Walden' Gets New Life As A Video Game

By Dylan McGuinness | May 17
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth - err, game.

Lohan Fails to Convince Court Her Image is in Video Game

Lohan Fails to Convince Court Her Image is in Video Game

Mar 29
It looks like "Game Over" for actress Lindsay Lohan in her state court fight against a software company for using what she claims is a likeness of her in a video game.

World Video Game Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Finalists

World Video Game Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Finalists

Mar 28
The World Video Game Hall of Fame has named 12 finalists for the class of 2018, including "Ms. Pac-Man" and "John Madden Football."

'Ready Player One' Takes Spielberg Back and to the Future

'Ready Player One' Takes Spielberg Back and to the Future

By Lindsey Bahr | Mar 27
The sci-fi spectacle with a reported $175 million production budget presents a near-future vision of a dystopian society that has all but abandoned the real world for an escapist virtual reality existence.

PopUps: Fans Freak Out Over Nintendo's Pic of Luigi and His Bulge

Mar 16
Nintendo fans are collectively freaking out over a new photo of Luigi and his large bulge.

Trump Discusses Violence with Video Game Execs and Critics

By Catherine Lucey | Mar 10
President Donald Trump raised concerns about the graphic depiction of violence in video games at a White House meeting Thursday with members of the industry and some of their most vocal critics.

Trump Reopens A Seemingly Settled Video-Game Debate

By Mae Anderson | Mar 10
President Donald Trump is reviving an old debate over whether violent video games can trigger violent behavior. There's just one problem: Roughly two decades of research has repeatedly failed to uncover any such link.

Trump to Meet with Video Game Industry Representatives

Mar 8
President Donald Trump plans to meet with video game industry representatives as he considers responses to gun violence after the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.

Holidaying Frog Game Finds Fans Among China's Harried Youth

By Shanshan Wang | Feb 15
Wang Zhuyin studies 10 hours a day preparing for a series of tests to obtain a U.S. physician's license. But like millions of young Chinese adults, the 26-year-old has found a new way to cope with the pressure: An online game about a frog.

Mario and Minions? Illumination to Co-Produce Nintendo Film

By Yuri Kageyama | Feb 1
Mario is getting together with the Minions.

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