Video Games stories

 
This junkyard was the last hurrah for about 600 video games in Jinan, Shandong province, China. As part of an effort to end gambling in the region, they were confiscated and then destroyed by local police. Before that, Reuters got this snapshot of a worker busily preparing these games for the slaughter.
 
Do video games have any value when it comes to academic research? Do they belong on shelves alongside books and movies as study materials? One university's library curator thinks they do, and he plans to add games both new and retro to the school's archives.
 
What you see here is Forcetek's Xio arm-mounted controller, which is slated to come out for game consoles sometime next year. So, the motion-controlled offerings by Sony and Microsoft — the latter of which does away with the controller entirely — make half of the "wow" factor here obsolete. What's it got left? Force feedback all along your arms.
 
As promised, OnLive is going live this month. Right now, in fact. You could try it out for yourself if you wanted to. Early adopters get to enjoy the service (read: not the games) for free for a full year, and everyone else has to pay for admission. That's a little irksome — why punish people who weren't in the beta? — but it gets worse.

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