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Action video games sharpen eyesight according to a United States (U.S.) study.

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Reuters report that games push visual system to the limits, brain adapts, and vision improvements last for months: "Adults who play a lot of action video games may be improving their eyesight, United States (U.S.) researchers said on Sunday. They said people who used a video-game training program saw significant improvements in their ability to notice subtle differences in shades of gray, a finding that may help people who have trouble with night driving..."

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Hard-core Gamers Losing Their Edge

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Blue's News shares a two pages [OC]ModShop article on how hard-core gamers are taking a back seat. -- "Hard core gamers have lost their 'most sought after' position for video game system and software producers. Without a lot of fanfare the developers/manufacturers have found that there is a huge general and casual gamer market out there... young or old, male or female..."

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Mod DB's Players' Choices: 2008 Mod of the Year Awards

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Yesterday, Mod DB revealed its "2008 Mod of the Year Awards" and winners: 7th Annual Mod of the Year Awards - the premiere event that celebrates the best creations within the modding and indie gaming scene.

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The Hottest and Most Hideous Video Game Box Art Ever

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Digg (#1 and #2) shares PC World's image gallery (36 pages, but here is a one print page) titled "The Hottest -- and Most Hideous -- Video Game Box Art Ever" -- "Why haven't video game boxes ever gotten much respect? Because most are seriously ugly. Video game boxes have never enjoyed a particularly prestigious reputation. That’s because most of them suck... Consequently, the majority of game box ‘art’ resembles a bad cover for a straight-to-digital video disc (DVD) action flick -- no matter how critically acclaimed the game inside may be. Compared to music albums, with their fancy refracting prisms and American-flagged tongues, the majority of boxes are a complete embarrassment.

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Something Awful's Doctored Images: Classy Games

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Something Awful has two parts (#1 and #2) showing a great collection of stylish, clever, and thoroughly creative images of classic video games

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21 game characters you never knew had the same voice actor.

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Digg shares a three pages GamesRadar article: "One is a pure, bubbly and pretty-as-pink princess who rarely reveals even the skin of her ankle. The other is a sassy, sexy and no-nonsense computer program who has spent her entire existence in the nude. Within the tightly linked and extraordinarily small world of videogame voice acting, however, these two women are the exact same person.

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Lost (television/TV series) in World of Warcraft (WoW)

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World of Warcraft (WoW) has an amusing cartoon showing a Lost (television/TV series) reference

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Boss by day, gamer by night: Tech leaders' favorite video games.

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Computerworld (one print page instead of three pages) queried seven tech/technology executives at some of today's top tech firms to learn how they started gaming, what they play now, and how their virtual skills translate to the real world of the office...

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Ant and others losing when gaming...

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11:39AM [Mousey] that reminds me
11:39AM * Mousey checks megatokyo
11:40AM [Mousey] haha!!
11:40AM [Mousey] it's WorkerAnt playing Uno!!
11:40AM [Mousey] http://sinfest.net/comikaze/comics/2008-12-01.gif
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More Games Need "Tomb Raider Underworld"’s Flashback Sequence

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MTV Multiplayer says, "As stories become more important in video games, so does knowledge of the universe, characters and existing plots when entering a game sequel. Too often, however, game companies leave this narrative homework to their player. There's almost nowhere to go -- officially -- to discover what happened in a previous game..."

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Top 10 Video Game Clichés

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Digg shares an Old-Wizard.com article on the top ten video game cliches: "Clichés are found in everything from music to movies to anything where creativity finds a home.

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Are you still playing World of Warcraft (WoW)?

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"Is it Thursday yet?" -- 11/13/2008 (World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King)

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Ulic shares a funny/silly forum conversation/thread (brief/long) of World of Warcraft players anxious for Wrath of the Lich King expansion

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Survey: 11 Percent Of Gamers Own Unopened Games

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Gamasutra says: "A new packaging-related study conducted by analyst firm The NPD Group reveals that the average video game collection has 48 titles, and also confronts the demons of unplayed games, revealing that 11% percent of all households have bought games that are still shrinkwrapped.

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Vintage Computing and Gaming

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UserFriendly's link of the day is on Vintage Computing and Gaming. It shows "adventures in collecting, playing, and hacking vintage computing and gaming devices.

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