Monday, April 03, 2006

Video Game News April 3 2006

In Production: Bob Ross Video Game
Bob Ross Inc, 3/26/06
"Bob Ross Inc. has announced in March 2006 that they have filed a letter of intent to license to Joseph Hatcher's AGFRAG Entertainment Group to develop exclusively worldwide video/computer games based on Bob Ross' creative, unique and easy to learn painting techniques and TV show properties."

US Calls for Law on Video Games
by David Uren, The Australian 4/3/06
"The US is pressuring Australia to legislate against illegal computer games, citing its obligations under the free trade agreement between the two nations."

Georgia Confirms Video Game Tax Incentive
by David Jenkins, Gamasutra 4/3/06
"The Georgia state legislature has enacted tax code changes allowing digital entertainment producers, including video game companies based outside of the state, to gain new savings on products developed there."

Demographics show women are hard-core gamers, too
by Tom Leupold Inside the Bay Area 3/31/06
"...they're just playing different kinds of games. Instead of war-themed shooters or sports games, many women are following their gaming bliss in so-called "casual" games, which include card and puzzle games like the classic "Tetris."..."

Traveling gamers, avoid these hotels!
by Vladimir Cole Joystiq 3/30/06
"Too many gamers must deal with the vagaries of shoddy or expensive WiFi connections in the hotels around the world..."

Video game helps young people blast cancerBy Lisa Baertlein Reuters UK 4/2/06
"Saif Azar, a 14-year-old video game fan, said a new title called "Re-Mission" helped arm him with the knowledge of how to fight cancer after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2003..."

Students hope Mideast video game will produce insights, investors
By Daniel Lovering OhMy News 4/4/06
"...Asi Burak and Eric Brown, along with a team of fellowr students, have spent more than a year building PeaceMaker, a computer game that attempts to simulate the violence and political turbulence of the Israeli-Palestinian struggle..."

Video Games Tackle "Lazy Eye"
Online International News Network 4/3/06
"Playing virtual reality computer games may help treat the condition known as amblyopia, or lazy eye, say researchers."

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