Category Archives: Video Games

Everything You Want to Know About Playstation (Infographic)

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Atari @40 and Non-Addictive Video Games

Today in 2007, the Associated Press reported, the American Medical Association backed off calling excessive video-game playing a formal psychiatric addiction, saying instead that more research is needed. A report prepared for the AMA’s annual policy meeting had sought to strongly … Continue reading

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ESA: More Americans Than Ever Play Games on Mobile Devices

Entertainment Software Association: “49% percent of all American homes have a video game console… more Americans than ever are playing video game on smartphones, tablets and handheld devices… More than 30% said they play games on their smartphones, compared to 20% … Continue reading

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Pac-Man Released

Today in 1980, the arcade game Pac-Man was first released in Japan. Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of … Continue reading

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Video Games and (Artificial) Intelligence

“[Video games are] just another manifestation of human mania, our endearing quality of going relentlessly after absolutely pointless goals.”–John Skow, Time Magazine, January 18, 1982 “From AI-designed games to realistic virtual worlds and social physics, gaming is changing our world … Continue reading

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Playing Games, Social and Digital

“One of the characteristics of organized game throughout history is their capacity to transcend cultural differences, social divisions and even political unrest. Straddling the boundary between the sacred and the profane, they can be great social unifiers and dividers. There … Continue reading

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Pong: First Successful Video Game

Today in 1972, Atari co-founders Nolan Bushnell and Al Alcorn demonstrated the first stand-alone Pong coin-operated arcade unit into Andy Cappa’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California. Pong, a simulated table tennis game, will go on to be the first commercially successful … Continue reading

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InfoStory Quote: Video Games, 1982

From Time cover story, January 18, 1982: “Says [Time reporter Steven] Holmes: ‘In most games and sports, you learn teamwork and how to adjust to the strengths and weaknesses of others, attributes that serve you well the rest of your … Continue reading

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This Day in Information: World of Warcraft Launched

Today in 2004, Blizzard Entertainment released World of Warcraft on the 10th anniversary of the Warcraft franchise. Last month it announced that the online game has reached 12 million subscribers. Strategy Analytics estimates that the market for massively multiplayer online … Continue reading

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The InfoStory Quant: 20% of US population playing social games

According to NPD, 20% of the US population (56.8 million) reports having played a game on a social network. This is good news, according to a new study claiming video gamers make faster and more accurate decisions.

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