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Kingston Uni urges Metro to run "Xbox paedophile predators" correction

The Professor behind the study that led to Metro’s sensational Xbox paedophile predators” last week has stated that the paper misinterpreted its findings. Furthermore, professor of criminology and director of research in criminology and co-director of the centre for abuse and trauma studies at Kingston University Julia Davidson has asked …

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Internet gaming addiction "changes the brain"

Today’s copy of UK newspaper The Independent carries word of new research that suggests an addiction to the internet and online gaming could actually alter the brain. Researchers used MRI scanner to examine the brains of adolescents who spent excessive amount of time online, often playing online games. These images …

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Study author brands Metro story "inaccurate"

The man behind the report that formed the basis of Metro’s absurd anti-gaming story this morning has slammed the paper’s reporting of it. Of the headline claiming Gamers ‘can’t tell real world from fantasy’”, Nottingham Trent University’s Professor Mark Griffith told Spong: "For one thing, we never said that in …

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Metro "can’t tell real world from fantasy"

Hardcore gamers become so immersed in virtual worlds that they turn to imaginary consoles to ‘zoom in’ to people in crowds or to pick things up from the floor.” That’s the opening to today’s Metro games-bashing piece. What it means MCV can’t tell you. If you have any idea than …

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Brand Map: Gears of War

It’s only a few weeks now until Gears of War 3 is released.Over the three years since the previous game in the series, the term ‘Added Value’ is the tag that developers have been focusing on. We already know about Call of Duty Elite and the EA Sports Season Ticket, …

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‘Gaming causes lack of sleep’

Playing video games late at night is one of the main factors of sleeplessness, according to a US study. The National Sleep Foundation found that 95 per cent of people questioned used some type of electronics in the hour before going to bed, while two thirds admitted they don’t get …

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‘Games lose value quicker than cars’

"Brand new video games can lose as much value in percentage terms in just three days as a car would over three years" – that’s the eye-catching introduction to a report into the pre-owned games market by leading consumer watchdog Which? It claims that a Ford Focus loses around 60 …

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Games account for just 3.3% of piracy

A report from torrent blog TorrentFreak suggests that video game piracy accounts for just 3.3 per cent of all illegally available online content. The site gathered data from thousands of BitTorrent trackers to take s snapshot of what it estimated to be all publicly available torrents at the time. Out …

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Glasses no barrier for 3D gaming

A new report has emerged which challenges the belief that the need to wear glasses to watch 3D content is a barrier to entry, particularly in the games market. A study by the U-Decide Initiative, reported by Industry Gamers, claims that 80 per cent of gamers are willing to wear …

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Gaming can cause psychological problems

Children who spend two hours or more every day either playing video games or watching TV are at a greater risk of suffering psychological problems, a new British study has claimed. The odds of significant psychological difficulties” were estimated to increase by about 60 per cent under the conditions. This …

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