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American Gaming Market Generates Record $60.4 billion in Spending

Big gaming turns out to be big money. The latest annual report on the US video games industry by The NPD Group shows record spending by Americans on video games with an 8% year-over-year increase from 2020.

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China to Limit Online Gaming Time for Minors

The biggest gaming market in the world is making changes that will limit the length of time and amount of money that minors can spend on their favourite online games. China announced new guidelines that they believe will “[protect] the physical and mental health of minors.”

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AMD Goes Big with Mantle API and Next-Gen GPU Announcement

amd-radeon-r9-290xRumours ahead of Wednesday’s announcement by AMD at their GPU14 Tech Day event said that AMD was going to be unveiling something that would top NVIDIA’s flagship Titan graphics card at less than the price of the GTX 780. Not only is AMD taking the fight to NVIDIA but they’re also going after DirectX by trying to bring console-level graphics optimization to the PC.

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House Sigils for Video Game Families

The State of Gaming in 2013 (Infographic)

The 2013 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, officially kicks off tomorrow but the show really kicks off today with the big keynote presentations by the big names. Importantly, we’re about three hours from Microsoft’s Xbox One presentation and about twelve hours from the PlayStation 4 event.

We’ll have full recaps of the two keynotes tomorrow but let’s head into E3 with this look at the current state of gaming. This infographic looks at how gamers play, what they spend their money on and their thoughts on the next generation of consoles.


Gaming Can Be Good for You (Infographic)

Gaming tends to have a bad reputation with the older crowd. They think it ruins your mind and makes people violent. I think we went through this with rock music and rap at other points in time. It turns out that there have been quite a few observed benefits to gaming, be it mentally, physically and socially.


How to Find Your Perfect Game (Infographic)

If you frequently visit us here at etg, you know we’re definitely fans of two things: Video games and cool infographics. So how about we combine the two? We found this rather extensive flow chart of an infographic that asks you a few questions and pumps out the perfect game for you to play. I tried it and it gave me Knights of the Old Republic. I’d say that it does an okay job of things.

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