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Netflix CEO releases apology, launches new service

by Kelly MacNeil on September 19, 2011

"I messed up. I owe everyone an explanation." That's how the blog post penned by Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO of Netflix, begins. The letter to subscribers of the DVD rental and online streaming video company is heartfelt and honest, but there's already speculation about whether or not Netflix is on its way to solving […]

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A child hacker shows flaw in video game

by Kelly MacNeil on August 9, 2011

At the first DefCon Kids conference, part of DefCon 19, a 10-year-old hacker stepped forward to explain the flaws in a video game. The girl, whose real name was not revealed, goes by the pseudonym of CyFi. She originally discovered the bug in January, when she became bored with the actual pace of the game.  […]

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Duke Nukem Forever receives tepid reviews at best

by Kelly MacNeil on June 15, 2011

It was 15 years ago when Duke Nukem 3D was released and the rest has been history. Then the game turned into legend, then, finally, myth. Fans loyally waited for the follow-up to the game for years, even after a decade. Even after there were reports that the development team was having some trouble.  The […]

Spending too many hours playing video games has always been frowned upon, but results of a new study suggest that the consequences may be more dire than tired eyes. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released findings that indicate excessive gaming can cause depression, anxiety and lower grades in school, HealthDay News reports. Although there […]

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Xbox victorious among declining video game sales

by Kelly MacNeil on January 14, 2011

NPD Group released a report on Thursday that highlighted the continuing decline of video game sales in the U.S. in 2010, among which the Xbox 360 reigned as the exception, selling a record 42 percent more systems than it did the year before. 2010 was the second year in a row that saw sinking video […]