Video games

Guests attend the revealing of the All-New Guitar Hero Live game by Activision on April 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Activision)

Guitar Hero Launching Comeback Tour With New ‘Live’ Version

Activision is launching a new version of the game called Guitar Hero Live, five years after its last update.

04/15/2015

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Google Turns Maps Into A Giant ‘Pac-Man’ Game — Here’s How To Play

Google is getting a head start on April Fools’ Day by releasing its first prank that is sure to decrease productivity all over the world.

03/31/2015

Avatars used in a study on body image. (UC Davis)

Video Game Players With Thin Avatars More Physically Active Than Obese Ones, UC Davis Study Finds

A new study from UC Davis found women playing a video game who were given an overweight avatar were not as active as those with a thin avatar, regardless of the player’s actual body type.

01/28/2015

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Internet Archive Adds ‘Oregon Trail,’ ‘Boulder Dash’ And 2,384 Other MS-DOS Games Online To Play For Free

On Monday, the Internet Archive released these games and over 2,300 others to play for free in almost any browser.

01/06/2015

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Hacking Group Lizard Squad Takes Credit For Taking Xbox Live, PlayStation Network Offline

Both Microsoft and Sony said they are working to resolve the issue.

12/25/2014

Atari E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Video Game (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

‘E.T.’ Atari Game Cartridge Entered Into Smithsonian

One of the “E.T.” Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.

12/15/2014

Crescent Bay, Oculus' latest virtual reality headset which boasts 360-degree tracking. (photo courtesy Oculus)

Oculus Unveils New Virtual Reality Headset Boasts With 360-Degree Head Tracking

Oculus’ headset covers a user’s eyes and can create immersive worlds that react to head movement.

09/20/2014

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Kids’ Toy Guns & Violent Video Games Exchange For Ice Cream Planned In Marin County

The Marin County District Attorney’s Office, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and the Center for Domestic Peace are holding a toy gun and violent video exchange during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

09/18/2014

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Will Ferrell Challenges Video Gamers To Play With Him At SF’s Twitch TV For Cancer Charities

“Anchorman” Will Ferrell is offering video game fans a chance to play with him in San Francisco to raise money for charities that help children with cancer.

09/12/2014

Battlefield Hardline Demos (credit: Dan R. Krauss/Getty Images)

Electronic Arts Launches Online First-Person Shooter Game ‘Battlefield Hardline’ Beta At E3

Redwood City-based Electronic Arts is testing out its latest “Battlefield” game at E3…

06/10/2014

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