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In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash
...ng can earn in a month. With an estimated online gaming
population of more than 30 million last year and growing, there is no shortage of Chinese who are willing to play for profit. Estimates of the number of Chinese gold farmers vary from 500,000 to over one million, as teenage drop-outs and jobless 20...
Computer Games World Cup Kicks Off in Paris
The World Cup of computer gaming
has brought some 700 players from 51 countries to ...n Soccer 6 and Quake IV. The popularity of video gaming
has led to the development of professional players, particularly in South Korea where some earn up t...
Video Game Addiction to Be Termed as a Medical Condition
...ambling addiction, does affect some members of the gaming
population and they need help. There are many who do agree with this new malady. There will be debate among psychologists who might say that if you know well enough to eat, sleep, go to work, school, kiss your significant other and or children goodn...
Charity Slot Machines a Thing of the Past in Norway
...e were not very comfortable with the dependence on gaming
that the situation created," echoed Norwegian Red Cross spokesman Bernt Apeland. As of July 1, their one-armed bandits will be replaced by machines operated by Norsk Tipping, the state lottery monopoly, which will be less "aggressive" than their pr...
New Oz Road Safety Campaign Hits Speeding Youngsters Below the Belt
...ased watching of violent films and excessive video gaming
among youngsters. "To me the gesture says 'speeding - no one thinks big of you. It will cause people who are speeding to think twice about the image they are creating," Timesonline quoted the authority's spokesman, John Whelan, as saying. " Tele...
Apple Launches IPhone; New Yorkers Line Up to Buy Gadget
... similar success to the retail launches of the Wii gaming
console and Playstation 3. The iPhone is being sold across the United States through 162 Apple stores and 1,800 ATT outlets. Overseas consumers will have to wait a few more months to snap up one of the devices. The iPhone is due to debut in Europ...
Exposure to Computer Games can Be 'good' for Kids, Says New Study
...ames on kids, a new one has revealed that hours of gaming
can actually be good for children. According to...y by researchers from Brunel University found that gaming
enhances kids' imagination. Through computer games kids meet other youngster of their age from dif...
Overuse of Popular Console can Cause 'Wiiitis' in Gamers
... control the action in video games. But the hit gaming
system may also have a downside - a newly diagnosed ailment called Wiiitis (pronounced Wee-i-tis), according to a report published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Julio Bonis, 29, from Barcelona came up with the diagnosis after awa...
Govt Sees Off Casino Challenge
... Vegas-style "super-casino," was treating existing gaming
establishments with "blatant unfairness." Howeve...e, Media and Sport. The BCA argued that existing gaming
establishments could lose 120 million pounds in lost profits annually owing to the casino reforms in...
Surgeons Skilled in Playing Video Games are Good at Simulated Surgery
...or 25 minutes while the researchers assessed their gaming
skills. Of the surgeons who participated in the ...authors write. Those in the top one-third of video gaming
skill made 47 percent fewer errors, performed 39 percent faster and scored 41 percent better on the ...
Why People are Addicted to Video Games?
...idered the fastest growing segment of the computer gaming
industry. MMOs are capable of supporting hundreds of thousands of players simultaneously. For those playing MMOs, the need for relatedness emerged "as an important satisfaction that promotes a sense of presence, game enjoyment, and an intention for f...
Video Games Fun but Pose Social, Health Risks
...s about how playing affects children. But too much gaming
still puts children more at-risk for behavioral an...ing limits on playing time may help prevent casual gaming
from spiraling into hours spent in front of a television screen with a controller. Children and t...
Stroke Rehabilitation Through Modified Video Games
...Microsoft Xbox video game and Essential Reality P5 gaming
glove that detects finger and wrist motions to man...ound on the screen. The engineers noted that the gaming
glove they use doesn't have the accuracy and resolution of gloves designed specifically for rehabili...
Gambling Addiction on the Rise in London
...ion was warned about the rising number of Internet gaming
and super-casinos gambling addicts//. GP Jan Wise, from London at the association's annual conference said that adequate steps are not being implemented to track down and help addicts. Both the NHS and the private sector should co operate with eac...
Too Much PC Gaming Makes Children Lonely and Sick
...he boys and 44 percent of the girls have their own gaming
console. Nine percent showed clear indications tha...l, a psychotherapist from Koblenz, the new form of gaming
addiction is often a result of family problems. 'No child becomes involved in extreme computer con...
Better Communication Ensured Between Humans and Computers
...eelings. Such computers can be used in e-learning, gaming
and, more seriously, for monitoring people like air-traffic controllers. A sensitive computer could alert workers that one of their colleagues is under extreme stress and prevent any life-threatening human error before it takes place. ...
Video Games, The Latest Craze Of American Adults
...as an online gamer. The amount of money spent on gaming
as a hobby approximates to $200, making it an idea...d investments, the launch of the latest generation gaming
consoles by Sony and Nitendo would really be a boon to the fun-loving Americans. Previews have also ...
Is it ok to let kids watch too much of television?
...oom and encouraging them to participate in outdoor gaming
activities. In addition, helping them learn about computers would be an ideal alternative. ...
New Drug to Stop Gambling!
Gambling is big business in America -- earning the gaming
industry nearly $51 billion in net revenue each year. Like most addictions, once you start, it's hard to stop.// Now, a drug treatment could get gamblers back on their feet. Pulsing music. Flashing lights. And the elusive jackpots. That's what keeps...