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Video Games: The New Porn? Live gaming webcasts draw huge numbers

Remember how you used to say it was just as much fun to watch your big brother play Nintendo as to play yourself? That’s now a very successful business model. According…

December 11, 2012, 6:17 AM EST

Karateka Trailer Is Hawk-Punching Hilarity for Retro Gaming Geeks Legacy lives on for 1980s classic

If you’re an old-school video gamer, you’ve got to love the trailer for Karateka, a modern spin on the 1980s classic. Created by geek culture guru Adam Lisagor’s Sandwich Video,…

November 29, 2012, 8:19 AM EST

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Oct. 26 - Nov. 2 FEMA's teachable moment, Call of Duty's all-star cast, and Megan Fox's scientific genius

This week, Hurricane Sandy and Halloween vied for our attention, brands got into heavy metal, and a famous former NYPD detective wants to make sure you know what you're dealing…

November 2, 2012, 7:09 AM EDT

Game Studio Trashes Rivals as Children, Old Men and Sellouts Kixeye recruitment video pulls no punches

Taking pot shots at your competition is always a ballsy move. This week, the award for biggest gonads goes to game studio Kixeye, whose raunchy recruitment ad is drawing quite…

August 3, 2012, 11:07 AM EDT

The Collective Scores With Video Game High YouTube gaming stars behind FreddieW churn out successful scripted series

A teen drama centered on privileged high school athletes is starting to develop a serious cult following on the Web. But this show is a long way from Friday Night…

July 19, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT

Perspective: Boys Keeping Busy At one time, 80 percent of tween lads built plastic models. Not any more.

In 1927, when Charles Lindbergh became the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, the death-defying feat had a curious effect on thousands of preteen boys across the United…

June 28, 2012, 6:48 AM EDT

Kevin Butler Salutes PlayStation Players by Name America's favorite VP honors in-game achievements

Kevin Butler, PlayStation's vice president of random fake departments, is taking a page from Old Spice's YouTube playbook and creating videos to salute individual gamers. The clips build off the…

November 4, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT

Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Shows Game Might Be Maturing Shooting hookers gives way to class conflict

Rockstar Games has released its highly anticipated (and exposition-dense) trailer for Grand Theft Auto V,  shown below, which quickly became one of the most talked-about game ads of the year.…

November 3, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT

Harrison Ford Does Worst Gaming Ad Ever for 'Uncharted 3' Plan: Look senile, grunt, get paid

Here is Harrison Ford, looking about 1,000 years old—and acting like it, too—in a weird new Japanese commercial for the action video game Uncharted 3. Ford may be unaware that…

October 20, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

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