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Teeter toward death in existentially clever One Way Trip

One Way Trip demonstrates that if there's anything more terrifying than impending mortality, it's spending your final days in the sort of hallucinatory haze that would make Tim Leary posthumously jealous. One Way Trip, announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita, centers on a protagonist who has...

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Clicking Bad is the darker side of Cookie Clicker [Update]

The latest strangely enticing phenomenon, Cookie Clicker, rewards players with cookies for every click of the mouse. Among the list of things more addicting than cookies is methamphetamines, the drug central to the plot of the popular, recently ended TV show Breaking Bad. Capitalizing on both...

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Cooking Mama: Breaking Bad is the good stuff

Sure, Breaking Bad is a show about the crippling stress and fractured interpersonal relationships of running a high-stakes meth-cooking operation, but it's a show that makes us want to experience that kind of mind-melting trauma firsthand. And now we can, thanks to Cooking Mama: Breaking Bad....

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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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Duck Hunt's workplace violates most HR guidelines

On first blush, the workplace behind the scenes of the "increasingly frustrating action" game Duck Hunt doesn't seem so bad -- the boss is smart and organized, the space is very modern and clear of cubicle clutter, and all the worker ducks get free drugs and junk food! We have to pay for our...

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The best of WoW.com: December 30 - January 5, 2010

Between Blizzard lending a helping hand in a drug bust and the WoW-playing cougar meeting her teenage soulmate, World of Warcraft spent a not insignificant amount of time in the news this past week. In the game itself, players continue to ride the waves of last month's release of patch 3.3 and...

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Arcade cabinet used to smuggle pot, DEA nabs 'High Score'

Police have arrested 24-year-old Las Vegas resident Kevin Dixon with unlawful trafficking and possession of cannabis after authorities discovered 172 pounds of the substance hidden inside an arcade cabinet. According to the Daily Herald, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had been...

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New FpsBrain pills claim to make your eyes see games better

Listen, we're not doctors. Obviously. If we were doctors, we probably wouldn't be blogging. We'd be off doing highly lucrative doctor stuff. Still, even without years of fancy doctor schoolin', we can assure you that taking pills of any sort won't make you better at playing video games -- even...

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Mizzou prof receives $1m grant for anti-drug game

University of Missouri Associate Professor Joel Epstein has received a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse to make a game about addiction. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Epstein is looking to make a game that focuses on what happens to a person using drugs. The gameplay...

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UK man finds ecstasy tablets in used copy of GTA

A UK father of two said he found four tablets, which police say is likely ecstasy, within a used Grand Theft Auto game that he purchased at a Gamestation in the county of Gloucestershire. Richard Thornhill, 34, found the pills wrapped in plastic and hidden inside the instruction manual of one of...

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