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.

Origin deploys hardcore gaming notebook

Origin’s tricked-out EON17 gaming notebook features dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 480M GPUs, a 17.3” HD 16:9 widescreen display with true 1080p (1920 x1080) and an Intel Core i7 980X processor.

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?

Origin debuts PC-Xbox 360 hybrid

Origin has debuted the ultimate PC-Xbox 360 hybrid rig for hardcore gamers. 

The system - which is appropriately dubbed "The Big O" - features Intel Xeon X5680 processors overclocked to 4.3GHz, (up to) 24GBs of Corsair GT 2000MHz memory and multiple GeForce GTX 480 GPUs.

Kingston debuts water-cooled DDR3 memory kits

Kingston has debuted a number of water-cooled, DDR3 dual and triple-channel memory kits for harcore gamers building custom, high-end rigs.