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72. nintendo announces successor to the wii’s throne

[Article first published as Nintendo Officially Announces Successor to Wii’s Throne on Blogcritics.] It’s official! After a week of making the rounds in the videogame rumor mill, the console that will be Nintendo’s successor to the Wii has been officially announced, and…

71. not that easy for kids to buy M-rated games. just ask the FTC

[Article first published as FTC Report: It’s not so Easy for Kids to Buy M-Rated Games on Blogcritics.] When it comes to behavior, videogames and the gaming community at large always seem to be on the receiving end of some criticism. …

70. FBI raids students for gold farming and bank fraud, stormwind’s SI-7 nowhere on the scene

[Article first published as Federal Agents Raid College for Suspected Gold Farming on Blogcritics.] When I think of “raiding” and the World of Warcraft, I’m generally thinking about the Blackwing Descent raid encounter that my guild is trying to power through or…

69. video game music gets some overdue respect

[Article first published as Videogame Music Gets Some Overdue Respect on Blogcritics.] have you ever sat down for a nice gaming session and found yourself humming a tune from the game after you log out or put the controller down? how about…

68. remembering jerry lawson (1940-2011)

a lot of younger gamers are too young to remember the days when video games weren’t released on a cd or dvd or blu-ray, or more importantly remember a time when those technologies didn’t even exist.  i’m sure those a…

67. US DoD turns to gamers to test submarine software

screenshot from dangerous waters given the popularity of gaming in pop culture today, it’s surprising the number of people i talk to that still maintain that video games offer no value.  they still imagine the old 8-bit heyday of the…

66. the NFL’s concussion awareness campaign hits madden 12

image – amazon.com i always talk about how closely art imitates life imitates art and on and on in an infinite 2-way loop.  sports games is where that sentiment is taken pretty literally, where studios like EA do their best…

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