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Gaming Longer Does Not Mean That You Are Happier, Study Shows

Does gaming longer make you happier? How many hours of gaming in a day would it take to make you happy? One, two, three, 24? Well, according to a study made by the Oxford Internet Institute (via BBC), gaming longer does not make you happier. The research conducted by the Oxford Internet Institute on a whopping 39,000 gamers was to investigate ho...

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How Netflix’s Squid Game Is Taking Over Video Games & Pop Culture Conversations

The Korean drama Squid Game is incredibly popular right now. Airing now on Netflix, the show has been the talk of the online space town since its release on 17th September. The series is about a contest, where 456 players from all walks of Korean life and all deeply in debt, where the winner gets 45.6 billion Korean Won. All they have to do is p...

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China Imposes Strict Gaming Regulations For Minors

China has imposed even stricter regulations in order to curb gaming addiction amongst minors in the country. Last month, we reported that games giant Tencent implementing facial recognition technology that will identify minors who play the game between 10 pm to 8 am. Now, China has introduced a new policy, which states that minors can only play ...

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Video Games Market To Surpass US$200 Billion By 2024

The global games market is growing so fast that the video games industry is expanding at such an incredible rate. According to the 2021 Global Games Market Report from Newzoo (via VentureBeat), it will grow from US$175.8 billion in 2021 to more than a whopping US$200 billion in 2024. With an army of more than three billion gamers around th...

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One-Third Of The E3 2021 Video Games Were Non-Violent, Which Is Progress!

For many jaded game folks and observers who are sick of violent games (be it cartoony or over-the-top), you'd be pleased to know that there were a good number of non-violent games being shown during that summer of gaming week. According to a recent GamesIndustry.biz report, 33% of the games shown over the past week-plus weren't violent. In contr...

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Indonesian City Citizens Banned From Playing Video Games During Ramadan

It looks like some Muslims will have to abstain from more than just food and drinks during the holy month of Ramadan. Those living in the Indonesian city of Banda Aceh will have to live without playing video games of any kind while fasting. We're serious, by the way. CCN Indonesia reported that the Banda Aceh city government has officially pr...

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The Best Video Game Waifus & Husbandos Of 2020

2020 has been rough, but there was a good chunk of bright spots here and there. Like a heckaton of games to play, next-gen making its way to people's home entertainment setup (sorta), and a lot of us picking up new hobbies and reconnecting with loved ones using online chat tools. But screw all that; 2020 gave us the best waifus and husbandos gam...

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Nike Is Making New Video Game-Themed Sneakers With Pixellated Logos

Nike is no stranger to video game or pop culture collaborations, including Sony PlayStation, Stranger Things, and more. This fall, the iconic brand will continue to embrace the gaming community with a new Blazer makeup. This Blazer Mid '77 Vintage features a White/White/Bright Crimson/Black colourway, with a "Have A Good Game" printed across the l...

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Did It Work? Video Game & Pop Culture Edition

There's a Twitter joke going around where people are posting two pics and asking "Does this work?". The first picture is usually someone or something, while the second is K-pop sensation Lisa's legs and black shoe-and-shorts ensemble, displayed during her solo performance on 20th April. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je_R3gEtDbw This prompted ...

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San Diego Comic-Con 2020 Is Cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing and are making event organizers for gaming, comics, and pop culture expos very antsy about hosting events in the latter half of the year. The next casualty? This year's San Diego Comic-Con. According to a recent press release, San Diego Comic-Con 2020 is cancelled for the first time in its half-century histor...

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ESRB Adds Loot Box/Gacha Warning To Their Rating System

Want to stay clear from games with loot boxes and gacha? Well, the ESRB's new label might help you with that. The games rating organization has introduced a new member to their "Interactive Elements" family: "In-Game Purchases (Includes Random Items)". While the label itself doesn't mention loot boxes or gacha, the ESRB's explanation on their blog...

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Green Man Gaming’s Having A Spring Sale, So We’ve Highlighted Some Games

The MCO was recently announced to have been extended to 28 April. Coincidentally, Green Man Gaming is having a Spring sale that largely corresponds with that timeline, with its sale running from now till 24 April. As usual, we've taken the opportunity to highlight some of the deals on offer. Borderlands 3 (RM89.50) Borderlands 3 is a blast, w...

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Not For Resale Trailer Talks About The Decline Of Physical Video Game Media

The era of digital distribution has made it incredibly easy to buy a video game. However, what gets sacrificed as a result of that convenience? That topic is what Not For Resale seeks to explore. The newly released trailer, advertising the documentary's blue-ray and streaming release, touches on the benefits of digital distribution, and also the m...

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GOG’s New Refund Policy Worries Developers

GOG has changed its refund policy recently, and the new model is a startlingly lenient one. In their email to GOG users, the company says that: "starting now, you can get a full refund up to 30 days after purchasing a product, even if you downloaded, launched, and played it. That's it". For video game developers, however, it isn't just "that's it"...

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E3 2019 Press Conference Guide For Malaysia & Southeast Asia

We'll be updating this space with more rumours and news pertaining to this E3. Also, check out all of our awesome E3 2019 coverage here. Yeap, we're doing this again. June has arrived, and that means a mid-month and mid-year giant-ass gaming expo with a boatload of new game announcements and spectacular reveals. As well as a ton of awkward mom...

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Games Don’t Make You Violent, Oxford Research Says

The common idea that 'games make you violent' may take a violent turn when Professor Andrew Przybylski, Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute, reveals that there is no relationship between aggressive behaviour in teenagers and the amount of time spent playing violent video games. Lead researcher Professor Andrew Przybylski said "th...

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