No Video Game Day initiative hits Northern Japan next month

no gamesEveryone I know plays video games and if a recent survey by the NPD group is to be trusted, people have actually increased the amount of time spent playing video games. I don’t see that as a bad thing. It depends on the person. Some people will play and neglect everything else. Others are more responsible. For some people it can be a real problem.

In fact, over in Japan, they are starting what they are calling “No Video Game Day”. It’s not a nationwide initiative but an initiative rolled out by the Hokkaido Prefecture. Basically every month, two days will be spent not playing video games in order to help improve the test scores of students, which are apparently down in that Prefecture.
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World of Warcraft Selfie Camera Unveiled By Blizzard

World of Warcraft Selfie Camera

World of Warcraft gamers that also enjoyed taking selfie photographs in the real world, are sure to be pleased to know that a new WoW selfie camera will be making its way into the World of Warcraft game.

The new WoW S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera has been unveiled in the latest 6.1 patch that is currently in the WoW public test realms and provides the ability for players to take selfie shots in game.

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Epic Dice Tower Defence Game Launches On Kickstarter (video)

Epic Dice Tower Defense

Kickstarter is a great place to back unique board and table top games and hopefully following in the footsteps of the hugely popular Exploding Kittens card game a new dice game has been created launched by Potluck Games called Epic Dice Tower Defense.

Epic Dice Tower Defense takes the form of a strategic, all-dice game that combines your craving for dice rolling and your love of tower defense games, watch the video below to see in played.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Raid Mode Only Available Offline At Launch

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Raid Mode

Gamers looking forward to playing the new online Resident Evil Revelations 2 Raid Mode are going to be a little disappointed to learn that at launch the mode will only be available offline.

The online version of the Resident Evil Revelations 2 Raid Mode will not unfortunately unable until after all of the episodes within the series have been released on physical disks during March 2015.

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Microsoft Xbox Sales Pass 6.5 Million in Q4 2014

Microsoft Xbox Sales

Yesterday Microsoft announced its revenue for the quarter ended December 31st, 2014, revealing that the company made 26.5 billion during that period.

Microsoft’s gross margin, operating income, and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) for the quarter were $16.3 billion, $7.8 billion, and $0.71 per share, respectively the company explained.

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Battlefield Hardline Beta release date

bfhFans are eagerly awaiting the Battlefield Hardline beta. We already know that there will be no cap on progression level so players will really be able to put this beta to test, which is good for everyone. Well, the news today is that the Battlefield Hardline beta release date has been leaked. If we can trust this info, then we can expect it to arrive in the first week of February.

This leaked release date for Battlefield Hardline beta comes from an email that was supposedly sent to some YouTube users by Ronku. Ronku is Electronic Arts’ sponsorship program that pays YouTube users who cover games to provide coverage for EA titles. So this seems likely since EA would want good coverage and these YouTubers would need to be alerted.
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Far Cry 4 Keys Sold Via Third Parties Being Cancelled By Ubisoft

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Ubisoft and Devolver Digital has this week announced via a Tweet that it is actively cancelling Far Cry 4 game keys that have been purchased from third-party sellers.

The news comes following multiple Reddit users and gamers have taken to the Ubisoft support forums to report cases where their digital copies of their Far Cry 4 game have been deleted and removed from their Uplay accounts by Ubisoft after purchasing Key codes from third party sellers.

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Riptide GP2 Now Available On Xbox One

Riptide GP2

Xbox One gamers waiting for the release of the new Riptide GP2 racing game on Xbox One will be pleased to know that it is now available to download via Xbox Live and priced and just £3.99.

The Riptide GP2 game takes the form of a 181mb download and provides gamers with the ability to enjoy split screen multiplayer for up to 6 players to battle it out in the same room at the same time from the one console.

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DayZ Passes 3m Sales Via Steam Early Access

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Since being made available via Valve’s Steam Early access back in December 2013 the DayZ’s standalone version has progressively attracted more and more players and announced during the middle of last year that sales had passed 2 million in May 2014.

This week the DayZ project team have revealed that sales have continued to grow and have now passed 3 million sales via the Valve Steam Early Access and are looking forward to launching the game early next year.

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Homeworld Remastered Collection Trailer And Release Date Announced (video)

Homeworld Remastered Collection

Gamers patiently waiting for an official release date to be announced for the upcoming release of the Homeworld Remastered Collection for Relic’s acclaimed space strategy games.

Will be pleased to know that it has been officially announced over the weekend and the new remastered copy of the games will be available to purchase from February 25th 2015 tom play on PC systems.

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