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Games for Health 2014 includes keynote by Papo & Yo dev

Vander Caballero, the creative director at Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, will be giving a keynote speech at this year's Games For Health conference. Caballero's speech will focus on his work creating Papo & Yo - which was based largely on Caballero's experiences growing up with an...

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Nintendo president explains new focus on player health

It came as a surprise when Nintendo announced plans to develop health-monitoring technology, but according to president Satoru Iwata, this is just one part of the company's new focus on improving the health of its customers. "With a platform business that improves people's [quality of life] in...

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Nintendo working on non-wearable health monitoring tech

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata revealed the company is looking into non-wearable health monitors during a financial briefing in Japan today. New details on this venture, Iwata said, would be revealed this year, with a planned launch for Nintendo's fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. Iwata said, as...

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Study: Dance games help bladder control, urinary incontinence

Dance games can help you burn off calories, lose unwanted weight, tone your muscles and teach you some sweet moves to bust out at the next wedding you're invited to. According to a study published in Neurology and Urodynamics, they can also help women with urinary incontinence. Slap that on the...

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Ad Council promotes child dental hygiene with Toothsavers app

Hey kids! Are you brushing your teeth twice a day, for at least two minutes each time? You're not?! Sounds like you need Toothsavers, the first mobile app to be created entirely by the Ad Council! Toothsavers is an iOS and Android-compatible game designed to make brushing your teeth fun! Okay,...

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Plague Inc. spreads pulmonary fibrosis awareness through virtual contagion

Today is Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Day, a fact you might already be aware of if you've been playing Ndemic Creation's mobile game, Plague Inc. Ndemic first announced a team-up with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in June, but it wasn't until today that players started seeing an in-game news...

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Free Plants vs. Zombies at ... your dentist's office

Video games are statistically proven* to cause violence, anger, depression, heartbreak, pestilence, dry rashes, higher taxes, climate change, traffic jams, thunderstorms, crying babies, Jersey Shore, the shortage of oil, dry rot, wedgies, and Lindsay Lohan. One thing they don't cause is tooth...

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Max Payne 3 soundtrack drops on May 23

If you're anything like us, you've had this song from Max Payne 3's TV spot stuck in your head. You can purchase that track on iTunes on May 15th, along with full soundtrack on May 23. The soundtrack comes from Health – the band, not the state of being that comes from eating right and...

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ECA Institute launches Gamers for Health program

Need a little encouragement to get started on your New Year's resolution to cut your body fat in half while simultaneously doubling your muscle mass? Well, it sounds like that particular goal might require some elective surgery to achieve -- but if you're looking to get generally healthy, the...

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Michelle Obama's healthy apps initiative announces winners

The White House's "Apps for Healthy Kids" initiative, fronted by First Lady Michelle Obama, has picked its winners. Among games, first place goes to Trainer, which encourages kids to train with virtual animals. Other winners include Fitter Critters, about properly feeding a virtual pet; Food Hero,...

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