Halo developers Bungie and Modern Warfare publishers Activision team up

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Halo developers Bungie have teamed up with Call of Duty and Guitar Hero mega-publisher Activision for an "exclusive, worldwide partnership". Lasting for ten years, the deal will include at least one completely new intellectual property, but does not include the…

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Ex Modern Warfare devs sue Activision for $500 million

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Nearly 40 former employees of Infinity Ward, the development team behind the mega-successful Modern Warfare franchise, have brought a $500 million lawsuit against publishing house Activision. The employees are claiming for half a billion dollars in unpaid royalties and bonuses,…

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Modern Warfare senior executives given the boot by Activision

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There's been some strange goings on this week between publisher Activision and Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward. Following claims of "insubordination", Activision have terminated the contracts of Jason Ward and Vince Zampella, senior executives at Infinity Ward. The reasoning…

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Final Fantasy XIII 's Motomu Toriyama and Yoshinori Kitase – Interview

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Final Fantasy XIII, the latest in the long-running RPG series, is one of the year's most highly anticipated games. Tech Digest recently got to have a chat with FFXIII 's director Motomu Toriyama (MT) and producer Yoshinori Kitase (YK), getting…

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Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition – Review

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Name: Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition Type: Book Price: £9.71 (Amazon) Out: Now Guinness, the world's globally-recognised authority on mankind's record breaking achievements have released their Guinness World Records 2010: Gamer's Edition. It's the latest in what is now…

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Research claims violent video games are good for you

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Research from US and Israeli scientists indicates that playing violent video games might be good for your eyes. The researchers asked two groups of non-gamers to play Call of Duty and The Sims, and then tested their vision.

Turns out that contrast sensitivity increased 43% in the group playing Call of Duty, whereas it only increased 11% in the people playing The Sims. The researchers think this may be because Call of Duty is a little more fast-moving than Maxis’ hit game.

As an avid gamer who had his first eye test over the weekend, I’m not convinced. As a gamer who gets occasionally nagged to play less ‘shooty-loud’ games, I’ve now got an excuse. Guess science is good for something.

(via Metro)

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