Thursday, May 04, 2006

Video Game News, May 4, 2006

Sony Offers Overseas Troops Chance to Win Free Video Games: Essay contest prize is Playstation Portable’s Field Commander
by Leo Shane III, Stars and Stripes (Mideast edition) 5/4/06
"WASHINGTON — Troops serving overseas but still finding time for video games from back home could win $500 and some new gear for their button-mashing skills."

Movies and Video Games: A new play date
by Tom Maurstad, The Dallas Morning News 5/3/06
"When it comes to movie-themed video games, it's such a big, easy trend that you can choose your spin.."

Brain Game: Video games help kids with ADHD
by Shern-Min Chow, KHOU 11 News 5/1/06
' It’s estimated as many as 3 million children in the United States suffer from some form of attention deficit disorder. Some parents who don’t like the traditional medications are turning to a new kind of neuro-feedback -- video games."

Video Games And A Lot More Go Into DD/MM/YYYY's Music 5/2/06
"The idea of Nintendo as creative inspiration first surfaced when Arcade Fire's Regine Chassagne began playing the Super Mario Bros theme during onstage technical glitches."

Seattle Named Top City in the US for Video Games
by Jeremy Reimer, Ars Technica 5/2/2006
"A survey conducted by Sperling's BestPlaces, a web site based on the "Best Places to Live" series of articles that started twenty years ago in Money Magazine, has identified Seattle as the top city in the United States for video gamers."

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