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WHO blames games for obesity

A new study by the World Health Organisation has named video games as one of the major drivers behind the growing global challenge that is childhood obesity. The report says that one third of kids across the world are now classified as obese, blaming what is describes as a sedentary …

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US porn star admits to gaming love

American porn actress Belladonna has said that she’d like to do some video game themed work, adding that gaming has already made an appearance in some of her films. I’d love to dress up as my Priest on World of Warcraft and do a scene like that,” she told Original …

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EA: FIFA could head to Natal and Move

Electronic Arts has hinted that upcoming motion consoles Natal and Move could offer FIFA players a different experience waiting to be uncovered”. FIFA World Cup 2010’s producer Simon Humbler told VG247: Whenever any of these peripherals come out we think about what they could add to the football experience. I …

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UK "will remain a development leader"

The UK government has issued a statement regarding its pivotal decision to incorporate a tax break system into the UK game industry. Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw said: "The new tax relief scheme will help Britain remain a world-leader in this important industry. Video games generate 2 billion in retail sales …

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NFS World closed beta kicks off

EA has officially kicked off the closed beta for experimental online MMO racer Need for Speed World and is welcoming applications from potential new members. Set across 150 miles of open world roads, the game aims to create the largest persistent online race world ever seen and represents the series’ …

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GAME unveils PS Home Moonbase

UK High Street chain will this Thursday (March 18th) become the first retailer to launch an online presence in Sony’s PlayStation Home, MCV can reveal. The GAME Moonbase is designed to allow users to hang out, socialise and learn about forthcoming releases and activities across all PlayStation platforms”. The ground …

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Brits spend £200m on MMOs

British gamers spent 195m on MMO games last year, ahead of Germany and France, with 165m and 145m respectively, according to a new report. It also reveals that Brits spend an average 10.50 each month on Massively Multiplayer Online games such as World of Warcraft and EVE Online. For the …

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Blizzard thinking of console WoW all the time

Acclaimed MMO developer Blizzard has stated that a console version of its popular PC title World of Warcraft is getting serious thought-time at the studio, though the challenges of converting the game to work on a joypad means that any official announcement could still be a long way off. We …

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PS3 to outsell Wii by 2013

Sony’s PS3 is not only on the up – it stands to become the largest global console and outsell the Wii in just three years time. That’s the prediction from StrategyAnalytics’ analyst David Mercer. He also added that Wii’s installed user base will have hit 76m by the end of …

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