Core video games crash in January by 34 percent as free games take their toll

Video game sales crashed 34 percent in January, with total industry sales falling 34 percent to $750.6 million from $1.14 billion a year ago, according to market researcher NPD Group.

The lousy performance of video game sales in physical retail stores masks whats really happening as the industry transforms to digital sales, which arent captured in the retail numbers. Gamers are shifting their purchases to online, social, and mobile forms of

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http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/09/core-video-games-crash-in-january-by-34-percent-as-free-games-take-their-tol/

9 MIT Media Lab Ideas That Are Changing Lives (or Will Soon)

Futuristic cars, musical video games, bionic legs.

These are just a few of the cutting-edge innovations to come from the Media Lab.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/09/9-mit-media-lab-ideas-that-are-changing-lives-or-will-soon/245022/

5 Crucial Lessons Learned by Watching Kids Play Video Games

Watching how the kids play games — and what they refuse to put up with — will tell you everything you need to know about the future of gaming.

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http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-crucial-lessons-learned-by-watching-kids-play-video-games/

MIT Uses Video Games to Create the Smartest, Scariest Computer Ever

Remember how much of a pain SimCity was? Now imagine trying to play it in Russian.

Researchers at MIT have created machine-learning systems that are able to analyze instruction manuals to help them beat video games.
The concept started with work by graduate student S.R.K. Branavan, working in the lab of Regina Barzilay, an associate professor in the computer science department at MIT. Branavans group created a script that installed software i

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http://motherboard.tv/2011/7/13/mit-uses-video-games-to-create-the-smartest-scariest-computer-ever

Why Video Games Suck with Dara OBriain

We featured comedian Dara OBriain on the site here a while back as he was one of the only stand-up acts Ive seen ever directly address video games effectively.

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http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2011/05/31/why-video-games-suck-with-dara-obriain/

Roleplayers’ Realm Sidequest: The Bloody History of Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale

A lot is riding on Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale for D&D fans.

It is, after all, the first D&D video game to use the 4th Edition rules, which at first glance appear well suited to gaming. Its also exploring a part of The Forgotten Realms ignored by video games: Daggerdale, an independent realm in the Dalelands and a place beset by dark organizations and even darker creatures over its sometimes tragic history.

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http://www.gamepro.com/article/features/219357/roleplayers-realm-sidequest-daggerdales-bloody-history/

Redbox to Offer Video Games Starting in June at $2 a Night

For those who have always wanted the service to provide video games as well, your wish is Redbox’s command. ***puff of smoke*** Redbox will offer video game rentals at more than 21,000 locations nationwide beginning June 17th

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http://www.joystickdivision.com/2011/04/redbox_to_offer_video_games_st.php

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