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All your video games are belong to us

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh says he is a staunch defender of video games and strongly opposes legislative efforts in California to regulate the industry.

Nvidia's 3D Vision reaches critical mass

Nvidia's 3D Vision has reached a critical milestone, with over 1,000 products now supporting the popular platform.

Intel and Adobe target Apple's app store

IDF 2010 - Adobe and Intel are attempting to challenge the Flash-less Apple by launching an initiative to promote Air apps and games in the latter company's AppUp store.

Action games tune decision-making skills

Video gamers make the right real-life decisions more quickly, according to scientists from the University of Rochester.

PR firm settles claims of fake games reviews

A public relations agency is to settle with the FTC over charges that  its staff posed as members of the public to post fake reviews of video games developed by its clients.

Khronos accelerates mobile gaming with OpenGL 4.1

The Khronos Group has launched version 4.1 of its OpenGL spec, which is expected to facilitate the easy porting of apps between desktop and mobile platforms.

Play a game, do a line of coke

An obviously confused UK counselor and therapist has compared playing a two-hour game to snorting a line of cocaine.

Lack of new launches means games sales fall sharply

Video game sales plummeted by more than a quarter in April, one of the industry's worst declines ever.

Report: Microsoft and LG team up for 3D gaming

Microsoft and LG have reportedly entered into a memorandum of understanding to jointly market the latter's new 3D televisions alongside 3D-enabled Xbox 360 games in the Asia Pacific region.

Nintendo to fight software piracy in 3D

Nintendo has announced plans to implement advanced anti-piracy measures in its upcoming 3D handheld device to prevent the unauthorized distribution of games.

Quake 3 frags the Nexus One

Are you ready to frag? Yes? Well, so are we - with Quake 3 on the Nexus One!

Gamer wins a million for a perfect score

Yah boo sucks, Mom, gaming can pay. A 24 year old has won a million bucks in a Major League Baseball 2K10 contest after turning in a perfect performance.

EA claims Crysis 2 will be a "Halo Killer"

No, he didn't! An EA spokesperson has claimed that the long-awaited Crysis 2 will be a "Halo Killer."

Is that WoW running on your iPad?

Is that World of Warcraft (WoW) running on your iPad? Why, yes, yes, it is!

IBM touts "real-world" sim for urban woes

IBM has introduced a "serious game" designed to help companies solve their "real-world" business, environmental and logistical problems.

Roger Ebert says 3D movies add "nothing essential"

Sometimes it seems as if everyone is a critic - and Roger Ebert is certainly one of the most recognizable names in America's lucrative entertainment business.

Microsoft preps Halo Reach beta launch

Microsoft is poised to launch its Halo Reach multiplayer beta for the Xbox 360.

Developers slam video game censorship

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has harshly criticized California's controversial video game law which is expected to be debated before the US Supreme Court this fall.

Treyarch preps CoD: Black Ops for unknown mission

Activision studio Treyarch has announced that the next installment of the popular Call of Duty franchise will carry the name and rank of Black Ops when it is released on November 9.