Researchers claim to identify risk-factors for video game addicts

New research from the University of Missouri indicates escapism, social interaction and rewards fuel problematic video-game use among “very casual” to “hardcore” adult gamers. Understanding individual motives that contribute to unhealthy game play could help counselors identify and treat individuals addicted to video games.

Is Microsoft prepping an Xbox set-top box?

Microsoft is reportedly prepping an Xbox set-top box that could potentially be positioned as a low-cost alternative to Redmond's flagship console.

Are hardcore gamers snobby and elitist?

We all know that hardcore gamers are serious about their rigs and dedication to the geek genre. But are they also a snobby and elitist bunch with little tolerance for social or casual gamers?