Who’s to blame for video game addiction?

A Hawaii man says he is unable to wake up, bathe or get dressed due to “phenomena of psychological dependence and addiction” brought on by a video game, and he’s proceeding with a lawsuit against its South Korean developer after a federal judge granted a motion by the company to dismiss half of the eight […]

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Acclaim goes out with a whimper (again)

A social gaming company has shut down what was left of the legendary video game publisher Acclaim just a few months after purchasing it. Playdom, itself recently acquired by Disney, has ended all support for any remaining Acclaim-branded titles. Reimbursements are being offered to former customers who purchased “Acclaim Coins” for the martial arts MMORPG […]

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Microsoft raising cost of Xbox LIVE service

Starting Nov. 1, the price of a one-year Gold subscription to Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE service will go up by $10, to $59.99. A three-month Gold subscription will go from $19.99 to $24.99. A one-month Gold membership will cost $9.99, up from $7.99. U.S. gamers can actually come out ahead if they act fast and take […]

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