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GamersNext time your significant other complains that you are spending too much time with your video games, tell him/her that you are trying to improve your eyesight. Nature Nueroscience researchers found that playing improves contrast sensitivity, the ability to notice small differences in shades of gray used in night driving or poor visibility conditions. The study, which involved gamers aiming and shooting at virtual targets, also says that gaming may improve amblyopia, “lazy eye,” by making both eyes work together.

Read More | BBC

Gallery: Playing fast-action games ‘can improve vision’


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Americas Army 3

Anyone familiar with military gaming (or anyone as cheap as I am) already knows about America’s Army, the PC developed by the United States military as an outreach program for the young’uns. It’s paid for by the guv’mint and completely free of charge to anybody who wants to play it (as any good PR campaign would be), and the folks behind the game let me get some hands-on time with the newest incarnation, America’s Army 3, at in San Francisco. Hit the jump for some of the things you can expect from the world’s most realistic military shooter.

 

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Duke Nukem Forever

You know those stories when a guy is presumed dead for a while, so his wife remarries and has kids and now loves another, and then the guy comes back and expects everything to be just like it was before?

Just asking.

Gallery: GDC 2009: Too Little, Too Late, Mr. Nukem


Sock and Awe

It doesn’t take long for someone to come up with a game that is topical. Alex Tew created Sock and Awe, allowing you to toss shoes at the President.You get 30 seconds to toss the footwear as he ducks, then you submit your score. The game was named after the military campaign named “Shock and Awe” which was meant to take care of Saddam Hussein. About 50 million shoes have already hit G. W. Now it’s your turn.

 

Read More | Sock and Awe via BBC

Gallery: Toss Shoes at the President With Sock and Awe


Daniel PetricTo teen Daniel Petric, Halo 3 is more than just a game. He became so angry at not being able to play it that he shot his father and killed his mother with his dad’s gun. Apparently, his parents didn’t want him to buy the game and caught him with it when he tried to sneak it into the house. Father Mark then put it in a lockbox in his closet that housed a 9mm handgun until his son retrieved both. Daniel’s lawyers claim their client has been under stress because after an accident and staph infection, he had been homebound for a year with nothing to do but watch TV and play video games. Daniel and Mark, can you say books?

Read More | The Plain Dealer

Gallery: Son Shoots Parents When They Deny Him Halo


Mirror's EdgeThe new first person parkour/fps game, Mirror’s Edge, has just come out in demo form on the and .  If you are not familiar with the concept, the game features a first person perspective of scaling buildings and obstacles, much like Prince of Persia, but with a little more realism in the storyline.  You can download now on the Xbox Live Marketplace or PSN Store.

Gallery: Mirror’s Edge Demo Comes To PS3, Xbox 360


We are seated for the Electronic Arts E3 2008 Media Briefing. We start the conference off right, with a montage of a ton of upcoming titles, focusing on some new sports titles, upcoming Sims releases, and a bunch of casual games like Monopoly, Boogie, and Operation (aw yeah!) Of course, Spore is also featured here as well.

John Riccitiello hits the stage to talk about what EA has this afternoon to show us, and he says they won’t be doing PowerPoint, statistics, or sales figures. Instead, they are going to focus on the games, and we will be hearing from the people that make the games.

Rod Humble of The Sims Studio comes out to talk about The Sims. He announces Sim Animals. in this game you create groups of animals and their friends, habitat, etc. Some animals are friendly like deer and rabbits, while wolves and bears can stir up trouble. We then get a trailer. We get a baby cub bear interacting with a squirrel, and then a fox joins the fray. It seems that you basically control the game by using the world as your UI, you have a hand similar to Black and White. Will be exclusive to and Nintendo DS in January 2009.

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Okay, so, you know how in accidents happen? You overzealously start chucking grenades, only to kill one enemy and two fellow teammates? Well, casualties are a part of battle, but this one takes the cake. Check out the video above to see what, in our opinion, has to be the most innocent Halo betrayal in known history.

Yeah. Got anything better than that?

Gallery: Video: Ridiculously amazing Halo 3 betrayal


See, it’s stuff like this that absolutely blows us away. We’ve seen a lot of people do some interesting things with s in the past, but we think this recreation of the Zanzibar map from 2 may take the cake. This was done by a college student who seemingly had way too much time on his hands.

After nearly two years of building and thousands of dollars sunk into my project, it’s finished. This is my latest video which details how I made my famous Lego model of Zanzibar from it’s very first stage, to the now near completed form. I wanted to make this video so that everyone will get the facts straight. I originally sent the picture and video files that you’ll see in this video to Bungie Studios where they incorporated them into the Halo 3 Legendary edition bonus disk.

Check the video for the full scoop, and prepare to be amazed.

Gallery: Halo 2 Zanzibar map done up LEGO style


Unreal Tournament 3

Midway announced today in a press release that the PlayStation 3 version of Unreal Tournament 3, originally scheduled to release with the PC version this November as a timed console exclusive, isn’t expected to be released until the first quarter of 2008. David F. Zucker, president and CEO of Midway, said he regretted having to lose the holiday sales from the delays but said, “[W]e remain confident that our technology strategy and product plan position us to grow both revenue and market share as we move into the heart of this console cycle.”

Developer Epic Games’ Mark Rein said in a forum post that the press release included UT3 as an obligation to investors and said that he was still optimistic about a 2007 release, but that they wouldn’t ship until the game was ready and “the best game (they could) deliver.” He also confirmed that the PC version, due out in November, was still on schedule to ship as planned.

Read More | Midway Press Release via Joystiq

Gallery: Unreal Tournament 3 For PlayStation 3 Delayed Until 2008


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