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Doctors backed away on Sunday from a controversial proposal to designate video game addiction as a mental disorder akin to alcoholism, saying psychiatrists should study the issue more.
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Forget the clicker: A new technology in Japan could let you control electronic devices without lifting a finger simply by reading brain activity.
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How does one improve on a timeless video game classic like the first "Tomb Raider?"
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British censors Tuesday banned a video game for the first time in 10 years, rejecting U.S.-published "Manhunt 2" for what they described as an unrelenting focus on sadism and brutal slaying.
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