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Buff characters give gamers negative body image

Buff characters give gamers negative body image

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Research from Kansas State University has found that computer games can have a negative impact on players' feelings about their bodies. Apparently playing a game that features exceptionally muscular men, or very thin women (thanks Lara) for a mere 15... >>

Modder makes handheld N64 - Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R

Modder makes handheld N64 - Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R

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This may not be the first time we've seen a clever modder put Nintendo's N64 console into a handheld version, but it is has to be up there as one of the best. Made and posted on the Ben Heck forums by modder SifuF, the Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R sports... >>

Free Radical Design closure confirmed

Free Radical Design closure confirmed

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Independent UK studio Free Radical Design has gone into administration, it has been confirmed. The Haze developer, also thought to be developing the Star Wars Battlefront III game for LucasArts, had been plagued with rumours about its demise for a few... >>

EA job losses rise to 1000

EA job losses rise to 1000

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Electronic Arts has announced that it is to cut its worldwide workforce by 10%, which equates to around 1000 jobs. The company revealed in October that there would be job cuts due to heavy losses, but only predicted there would be around 600, or 6% of... >>

Take-Two report larger losses despite higher revenues

Take-Two report larger losses despite higher revenues

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Take-Two has released its 2007 fiscal year financial results, showing Q4 revenues up by over 10%, but losses that have more than doubled compared to last year's figures. The publisher has put the losses, which tot up to around $15 million, down to a number... >>

EA cancels new Vancouver studio plans

EA cancels new Vancouver studio plans

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EA has abandoned plans to build a new development studio in Vancouver. A spokesman for EA has told Canada's Globe and Mail that slow seasonal sales in both North America and Europe, along with concerns about the state of the world's economy at the moment,... >>

Survey suggests game retailers not feeling the credit crunch

Survey suggests game retailers not feeling the credit crunch

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Despite all the newspapers filling up column inches telling us about the impact of the credit crunch on consumer spending this Christmas, it would seem that the majority of specialist game retailers are feeling quite the opposite. In fact according to... >>

Buyers warned about life-threatening fake consoles

Buyers warned about life-threatening fake consoles

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HM Revenues & Customs has issued a warning to gamers to be vigilant when buying games consoles and adaptors from abroad this Christmas, as it says many could be life-threatening counterfeits. Hundreds of imported fake games consoles seized at UK freight... >>

Zavvi cancels all game, music and DVD orders

Zavvi cancels all game, music and DVD orders

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Zavvi has cancelled all video game, film and music orders from its website after its supplier Entertainment UK fell into administration last week. Entertainment UK, or EUK, was the distribution arm of high street retailer Woolworths, and also supplied... >>

Gamestation set to open 250th store

Gamestation set to open 250th store

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In a welcome bit of news amidst all the stories of closures and job losses, retail chain Gamestation is set to open its 250th store this Friday in Meadowhall, Sheffield. The company is set to host an opening party on Thursday night for partners, publishers... >>