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Google report on game searches: Understanding the Modern Gamer

Scientific studies have a way of making well-rounded, conscientious people feel as if their lives are contrived, noting how their habits are shared by millions of other people and probably aren't that special in the long run. In the study "Understanding the Modern Gamer," Google does this with...

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Gearbox helps man propose via Claptrap

You can add one more feature to the list of Borderlands' Claptrap's various robotic abilities. Along with "dancin' ... dancin'!", getting angry about overlooked awards and taking over the world, you can now list "proposing marriage." That's what the wacky automatron did for one Gearbox Software...

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Visceral Games hears disabled gamer, adding customizable controls to Dead Space 2

Spooky cathedrals, fun technology and lots of slimy necromorphs to dismember at will -- is there anything else you could possibly want in Dead Space 2? Well, Gareth Garratt, a gamer living with cerebral palsy, would like to see customizable controls implemented in the game. Garratt is trying to...

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Best Buy taps Future US for new game mag: @Gamer

Andy Eddy seems like a regular guy. He's got some sweet scruff and nothing on his Facebook page looks out of the ordinary, so -- wait, what's this? Apparently Mr. Eddy is "working at Future US in the Future Plus group on a new publication called @Gamer, the 'official games magazine of Best Buy.'"...

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Study: Average social gamer age is only 29 in the US

If you think that those silly social games like Farmville and Mafia Wars are full of teenagers, you're only half right. The average player of social games is actually younger than previously believed, according to a new study, but a little older than teenage: 29 in the US and 27 in the EU. That's...

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Why a Grand Theft Auto movie hasn't gotten off the ground (yet)

You know Gamer, right? That movie with a pasty-faced kid controlling human prisoners in a future game? Well, it turns out that the film almost ended up as a Grand Theft Auto joint. According to a recent interview with co-writer/director Mark Neveldine, "We [Neveldine and co-writer Brian Taylor]...

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1C Games: 'Retail is forcing PC games out'

Russian publisher 1C Games is the latest in a long line to declare that the PC games market is dying, and its international publishing director Darryl Still tells MCV that retailers are holding the murder weapon. Still says that the drive to digital distribution these days isn't just due to gamer...

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Fox & Friends gets 'fair and balanced' with Modern Warfare 2 discussion

Did you know that there's a murderer in your house ... right now? It's sitting there on your coffee table, in your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PC. It's name is Modern Warfare 2, and it lets your eight-year-old child become a terrorist and kill people. Our pals at Fox & Friends got together for...

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Play Gerard Butler in Gamer

In the horrifying world of the film Gamer, sweatpants-wearing nobodies are given the ability to control actual prisoners in the world's most visceral first-person shooter. That's right, someone's finally taken the leap and mixed The Most Dangerous Game with The Wizard and InnerSpace. Oh, and they...

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19-year-old mayor of Oklahoma town is a gaming enthusiast

University of Oklahoma freshman John Tyler Hammons harbors the stereotypical interests of a 19-year-old college student -- an Associated Press report, apparently written by a 1950's schoolteacher, credits Hammons as enjoying "fast cars and rock n' roll". Anachronistic lingo aside, the teenager also...

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