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BioWare's Ray Muzyka on how to make single-player gaming more social

The good folks at IncGamers had a chat with one of BioWare's founding medical doctors, Ray Muzyka, about the company's history of classic single-player gaming and its upcoming foray into the world of massively multiplayer with Star Wars: The Old Republic. Muzyka says that the line between solo and...

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J Allard to be Dr. J, but not the Dr. J you're thinking of

If no one else will volunteer, we'll be the ones to say it: We miss J Allard. If Microsoft ever needed a bald-by-choice, too-cool-for-the-room-as-long-as-that-room-is-at-E3 spokesperson, it's now. But if The Man in The Hoodie and Sports Coat is ever returned to us, we'll need to address him as Dr. J...

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Hospital puts Wii to use, surgeons praise it

We all know about the relationship between surgeons and the Wii. No, we don't mean Trauma Center, we mean real-life doctors using the tech behind the Wii to train them for surgery. This piece from ABC7 news in California shows one hospital where it's being put to work. Surgical resident, Jeff...

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Study: A Wii bit of practice before surgery is good

The Wii isn't just a good rehab device for patients, it's apparently a good warm-up tool for surgeons as well. A study at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center claims that certain types of games are effective as a precision control prep before surgery. Surgeons who did an hour of gaming scored...

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Trauma Center: New Blood announced

Given Atlus' sales success with Trauma Center: Second Opinion, timing the remake to release with the Wii's launch, it's no surprise that the small publisher has readied a true sequel for the surgery sim. Trauma Center: New Blood introduces two young surgeons, Markus Vaughn and Valerie...

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Addiction experts: Video games aren't an addiction

Apparently the doctors from the American Medical Association (AMA) who were looking to have video game addiction classified as a disease have backed away from their decision. They now recommend the American Psychiatric Association, who would have had the final word on the matter anyway, consider...

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