[ATTACH=RIGHT]16325[/ATTACH]Today, the [I]Entertainment Software Association[/I] released findings from two studies by Dr. Christopher Ferguson of Texas A&M University. In an interesting twist, Dr. Ferguson's findings suggest that not only are violent video games okay to give to children, they may actually be beneficial. Video games are often blamed for violent outbursts, as are movies, television and [I]Catcher in the Rye[/I]. I lived in the same neighborhood as Columbine High School when the massacre took place. This particular tragedy was the first time I had heard video games being blamed for someone's behavior. Harris and Klebold reportedly liked playing [I]Doom[/I] - …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16519[/ATTACH]As of August 3rd, users of 3DVIA Studio and 3DVIA Scenes can publish their work directly to Facebook with the click of a button. With 500 million Facebook users, that's quite a target audience to showcase and beta test your talent. “We have taken the guesswork out of launching 3D applications on Facebook Platform,” said David Laubner, VP, online product marketing, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes. “Indie game developers invest so much time and effort developing their titles only to realize the bigger challenge is distribution. Our new, simplified process for launching 3D apps demonstrates our commitment to removing the hurdles content …

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...but will users 'LIKE' it? Today, Namco Bandai Games, Inc. announced that they will be launching two made-for-Facebook games, [I]City of Football[/I] and [I]Treasure Abyss[/I]. With over half a million users on Facebook, it's become one of the most popular ways to advertise today. Namco Bandai plans to make full use of the SNS (Social Network Service) and already plans to develop many more games for its users. [ATTACH=LEFT]16937[/ATTACH][I]City of Football[/I] is a game that allows you to act as the owner of a team; trading and recruiting players to enhance the team's overall value. The cool part is, your …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]17940[/ATTACH]Steve Wozniak (or Woz to his friends and admirers) not only founded one of the most important (technology-wise) and influential (culturally) companies to date but he also practically invented the personal computer. His design, that of interfacing with a computer using a keyboard and screen, is still the standard today. Before Woz conceived the PC people would use toggle switches for input and look at indicator lights to determine the output. Computers were for professionals and hobbyists only, they were not practical, not for personal use and certainly not affordable. The importance of the Apple I’s design was its usability …

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I just thought of joining a tech forum as we are into this business of home goods for long now. So let me just help you with your hardware and software stuff. Daniweb seems a great place to connect to techies.

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I have found a website where you can play Super Nintendo online for free. It is: [URL="http://www.playnintendo.org"]PlayNintendo.org[/URL] One of the best things about this site is you can also save your game progress.

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[ATTACH=LEFT]17025[/ATTACH]If there are two things I enjoy in life, it’s mob movies and shooting people in video games, so naturally, I was excited to play [I]Mafia 2[/I], the recently released mobster offering from 2K Games. This excitement was soon shot down like Spider in [I]Goodfellas[/I]. You play as Vito, the generically named Italian immigrant trying to escape a childhood of poverty and crime. Fresh off a tour of duty in World War 2, you arrive home to your old friend Joe offering you small-time jobs for local made men and are blinded my the lifestyle it will allow you to …

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[ATTACH=LEFT]17229[/ATTACH]In my recently reviewed [I][URL="http://www.daniweb.com/reviews/review307026.html"]Shank[/URL][/I], I talked about how the title was a throwback to a genre neglected in the modern gameosphere. The once lively and marketable side-scrolling beat-em-up seemed to have died with 8-bit/16-bit consoles and the arcades, left to only shame itself with pitiful modern iterations of [I]Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles[/I] games, which produce a knee-jerk reaction like when the New Kids on the Block came back to tour. Two years in the making, [I]Castle Crashers[/I] finally arrives on the PSN. Following the games release on Xbox Live, it went on to win accolades far and wide for …

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[ATTACH=LEFT]16935[/ATTACH]Used video games sales are a booming business. When it released last week that GameStop’s earnings had risen 4.2 percent to $40.3 million, up from $38.7 million from 2009--numbers which accounted for 31.7 percent of their annual sales--analysts weren’t the only ones eagerly awaiting the figures. After it was announced yesterday (August 25th) that Target was launching its new consumer electronics services program, including a tech support line, expanded availability of its Target Mobile centers at store branches, and highlighted by the launch of an in-store electronics trade-in program at 850 of its locations throughout September, Best Buy followed suit …

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[ATTACH=right]16654[/ATTACH]Ha Ha (serious face) Is joke. Listen, my Gaming Comrades, Piston Games of Russia says they have [I]just[/I] the game for those times when you're busy. Too busy to play a video game? Never! Piston Founder, Anton Gladkoborodov believes you [I]always[/I] have time for gaming. "Some people said, that games take away their free time. But everyone can remember situation, when you want to kill time: in line, in airport or even on toilet sink. You can have fun in all these periods of idleness." Yes, your toilet sink. I don't know about you, but I was wondering why using …

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A recent study by Texas A&M International University found that contrary to popular belief, violent video games can actually aid in alleviating stress. The beneficial findings are a sharp contrast to the otherwise bleak shadow cast in recent years by narrow-minded big wigs trying to get ahead in the polls or by the attorneys hired by the parents of vacant-minded teen killers looking for a “Get Out of Jail Free” card from public scrutiny. Dr. Christopher J. Ferguson, associate professor at the university, has spent a large portion of his career conducting research that deflates any substance behind the rationale …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]15121[/ATTACH]Last Friday marked the 30th anniversary of one of the most beloved and recognized video games of all time, [URL="http://pacman.com/en/about"]PAC-MAN[/URL] (released in Japan by Namco). In celebration Google changed it's logo to resemble the board from the game that marked an era. This tribute to PAC-MAN on Google's home page will end today so if you haven't already done so, go to the [URL="http://www.google.com"]classic google.com home page[/URL] and click the button "Insert Coin" to enjoy a blast from the past. [ATTACH]15122[/ATTACH] Hit the "Insert Coin" button a second time and you enjoy the 2-player mode that will take you and …

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