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Daddy-Daughter gaming a win for self-esteem

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If you’re looking for a way to connect with your teenage daughters, try picking up your controller. Researchers from Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life found that girls that share screen time with their fathers have higher self esteem as well as lower levels of depression, anxiety, and aggressive behavior.

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Indie game Techno Kitten Adventure will kill you with cute, and mutilate your body with techno

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Xbox indie developer xMONOx released Techno Kitten Adventure back in September and — amazingly — it has not become Xbox Live’s top selling game in that time. Even more amazing, a cursory search on Google News reveals that the game has NOT caused thousands of seizures in children across Japan. Huh. (Jump to the two minute mark — that’s where things get crazy).

Find it on the XBLIG channel for 80 MS points ($1).

[via DIYGamer]

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Metroid: Other M

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My first video game system was a gray brick called the Gameboy. One of my first games was Metroid II: Return of Samus. I never beat the game nor did I ever figure out what it was about. Until now.

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Mario Marathon Combines Gaming And Philanthropy

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According to our mothers, all that time we spent gaming was time wasted that could have been put towards a good cause. A group of three friends have come along and proved that the two can in fact go hand in hand.

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Tuesday New Release Guide: June 22

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Tuesday is the day for new releases for video games and DVDs. Here’s our guide to the new releases for Tuesday, June 22:

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Video Games Vs. Basketball: Which Are More Violent?

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Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th NBA Championship title.

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XBOX 360 Gets Rid of Controllers, Gives Wii Some Competition

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Everyone is aware of how fun and interactive Nintendo Wii can be. There’s Wii Golf, Bowling, Tennis, Fit (and the Handshake staff favorite, Wii Dance).

But now, XBOX 360 is challenging the Wii with something that’s potentially better.

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Top Five Gender-Bending Game Characters

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Critics often call gaming a straight man’s world. But in a virtual realm when women can play male characters and men can play as females—when we simply have fun connecting through an identity not centered on sexual orientation—video game players may unintentionally create a genderless community.

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