Tag Archives: daily mail

No sex please, we’re gamers

The Daily Mail is on the case of games again this morning – and this time it’s blaming them for being a passion killer. The newspaper cites a report by One Poll which reveals that five per cent of gamers admit that their hobby has cost them their relationship. In …

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Daily Mail blames Nintendogs for attack

A woman who was looking after her granddaughter when the family dog attacked her and tore off her top lip has blamed DS game Nintendogs for the incident, The Daily Mail reports. Apparently the dog, a bull mastiff named Saracen that has since been put to sleep, went berserk” when …

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Daily Mail: Are games as addictive as heroin?

UK newspaper The Dail Mail has published an extensive story asking if addiction to video games can be likened to an addiction to heroin. Beginning with menacing introduction despite the restricted view through the letter box, it was clear that something was terribly wrong on the other side of the …

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Who does the Daily Mail blame for iPhone shortages?

The Daily Mail has published an article claiming professional gangs of traders are buying up vast quantaties of the UK’s iPhone 4 stock and shipping it abroad. The tabloid claims this is "depriving ordinary customers of getting their hands on them." Apparently, these hoards of ‘runners’ are paid around 70 …

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Video games causing speech problems for toddlers

Video games have been blamed for helping create speech problems amongst toddlers – ahead of a possible nationwide screening programme of the problem. Two-year-olds will reportedly be screened to tackle the problem which experts say is now more prevalent than dyslexia or autism. According to the Telegraph: ‘Toddlers could be …

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Religious group condemns Muslim Massacre

A leading Muslim youth group has poured scorn on a new online Flash title which encourages users to ‘wipe out the Muslim race [sic]’. The Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and more national newspapers have printed the Ramadhan Foundation’s comments condemning Muslim Massacre yesterday – handing the game unprecedented publicity into …

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Daily Mail praises XBLA’s Braid

Almost everywhere you look, Jonathan Blow’s ambitious Xbox Live Arcade platformer Braid is garnering praise. But one of those fans may surprise you: the notoriously game-hating Daily Mail. For the full story head over to MCV’s sister site Develop.

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‘Most violent Wii game ever slammed in Daily Mail

The Daily Mail has proclaimed Sega’s MadWorld as the most violent game on Nintendo Wii. An article in today’ paper says the title has ‘horrified parents’ – and claimed that it will change the family-friendly reputation of the machine. However, the story forgoes mention of Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 – which …

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Thought-controlled gaming coming this year?

The Daily Mail has reported that one of the greatest innovations of all time will be upon us this year – thought controlled gaming. An article in the newspaper, which will no doubt inspire a fair amount of cynicism from hardened gamers, says that a new headset has been designed …

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Lax games retail laws damaging children, claims MP

A Conservative MP has claimed that laws preventing retailers supplying youngsters with violent video games are not strict enough – and said that they are ‘damaging children’. Tory MP David Ruffley claims to have ‘uncovered new research’ which shows that not a single retailer has received a caution for selling …

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