Friday, May 19, 2006

Video Game News, May 19 2006

Movement Aims to Get Serious About Games
by Jinny Gudmundsen, Gannett News Service 5/16/06
"Known as the Serious Games Movement, this genre is "about taking resources of the (video) games industry and applying them outside of entertainment..."

Louisiana House Unanimously Passes Violent Games Bill
by James Brightman, Game Daily Biz 5/17/06
"The Louisiana House has passed Rep. Roy Burrell (D-Shreveport) HB 1381 on a 102-0 vote."

Online Encyclopedia Of Video-games Released
by Josephine Roque, All Headline News 5 5/16/06
"A website encyclopedia of the history of video-game innovation is open for gaming fanatics to browse and edit."

Video Games Are Also Attractive to the Young at Heart

by Antone Gonsalves, Tech Web 5/18/06
"The average age of video and computer game players is 33 years old, and a quarter of gamers are 50 years old or older, a trade group said in a recent report."

Video Games Entice 4 Out of 10 Americans: Americans love to play games, online and off.
eMarketer 5/17/06
""The findings continue to affirm that gaming is a social experience that hits the full spectrum of consumers: males, females, young and old," said Ralph Rivera of AOL Games."

April Video Games Sales: A Harbinger Of Things To Come?
Kate DuBose Tomassi, 5/16/06
"According to preliminary data from NPD Funworld, video game console and handheld April sales increased 15.6% year-over-year."

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