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Neverending Nightmares is horrific, repulsive and true

Caution: Some of the following content contains graphic descriptions of violent thoughts that Gilgenbach has experienced in real life. Those sensitive to such information should read with caution, and contact their nearest mental health care facilities if needed. In the US, the national suicide...

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Actual Sunlight, a game about depression, goes 3D with open beta

Having a good day? Turn that smile upside-down in a hurry with Actual Sunlight, a game about love and depression, which is now available in an open beta, 3D form for Windows, Mac and Linux. The game, which was originally built in 2D using RPG Maker VX ACE, is a potentially disturbing tale that...

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South Korean psychiatrists treating StarCraft 'addiction' with drugs

A study recently conducted by the Department of Psychiatry at South Korea's Chung Ang University has found that StarCraft "addiction" can be treated with Bupropion, an antidepressant and anti-smoking aid. According to Wired, the study found that individuals who took the drug for six weeks saw their...

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Factor 5 shuts down US operations

Factor 5 officially announced the closure of its US operations recently, concluding a story that feels like it's been just out of reach for half a year. The developer had been having some rough times since the poignant failure of Lair. Following that, there was its falling out with Brash...

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Analyst calculates layoff totals, the belief in a 'Gaming Renaissance Movement'

M2 Research market analyst Wanda Meloni estimates that 8,450 game industry employees have been let go since July 2008. North America had approximately 6,300 layoffs (75 percent), which represents 12 percent of the region's workforce -- her piece was published on Gamasutra last Friday, so it likely...

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Study: Video games not linked to depression (but excess TV is)

A new study, published by the American Medical Association, has taken a look at the causes of depression among adolescents. Contrary to some previous research (which targeted online games), video games were found to have no depressing effects, whereas watching too much television was said to cause a...

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Online gamers aren't overweight, just depressed junkies, study suggests

Well, that's a relief. No longer to be demonized as "fat people," online gamers may now be considered "actually, kinda cool." In other words, they're moody drug addicts, indicates a new study that targeted 7,000 EverQuest II players. "The results suggest that adult gamers have an average body mass...

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Duke Nukem and the battle against depression

No, Duke Nukem Forever hasn't received a name change (or a release date) -- but there's now a possible explanation for why you've been getting pwned by bubbly 12-year-olds on Xbox Live. Dude, you're depressed. According to a study by the US National Institute of Mental Health, depression sufferers...

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