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XBLA on track to make $140m this year

A new report from Forecasting & Analyzing Digital Entertainment has estimated that Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade service has to date in 2010 made something in the region of $46.1m, a number that if true represents a 13 per cent year-on-year increase. The study also estimates that the digital portal will …

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Handheld piracy worth £29bn

28,772,303,165.695 – that’s the amount that a recent study by Japanese trade body The Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association reckons piracy has cost the global handheld video games industry.Andriasang reports that the number comes from the joint efforts of the Tokyo Game Show organisers and Tokyo University’s Baba Lab and relates …

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Handheld piracy worth £29bn

28,772,303,165.695 – that’s the amount that a recent study by Japanese trade body The Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association reckons piracy has cost the global handheld video games industry.Andriasang reports that the number comes from the joint efforts of the Tokyo Game Show organisers and Tokyo University’s Baba Lab and relates …

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40m 3D displays predicted by 2014

A new report entitled Stereoscopic 3D Gaming has predicted that over 40m 3D-capable displays will be installed in households around the world by 2014. Its conclusion is seemingly based on both the fact that 3D films are currently outperforming their 2D variants on a revenue per screen basis and extensive …

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Authors defend flawed addiction study

The National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) has defended its divisive ‘pathological addiction‘ study findings following criticism from academics, media outlets and, most vehemently, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). NIMF President Dr. David Walsh said that, regardless of the controversy, the study has provided the gaming industry, medical …

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ESA challenges pathological addiction study

The Entertainment Software Association has hit back at a contentious study which recently concluded that 8.5 percent of young gamers are pathologically addicted to their hobby. In an open letter, ESA CEO Michael Gallagher claims that the study was based on flawed methodology”, and has asked science journal Psychological Science …

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Study claims gaming improves adult eyesight

In a rare bit of positive health press for the games industry, a new study in the US has claimed that playing games can help to improve an adult’s ‘contrast sensitivity’ – as aspect of vision that was previously believed to be unalterable. Contrast sensitivity concerns a person’s ability to …

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94% of parents take responsibility for their kids gaming

A new study entitled Play Safe, Play Smart from Microsoft has claimed that 94 per cent of UK parents feel personally responsible” for checking the age ratings on the games played by their kids. In addition, the report says that 73 per cent of UK parents are aware of parental …

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