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Violence in Games – The Eternal Issue

Back in the eighties, during the height of the ‘satanic panic’, mothers across the nation turned a collective disdainful stare towards heavy metal and Dungeons and Dragons, both blamed for depravity, decadence and increases in violence. During the Nineties it was the turn of rap music and violent movies. This decade, it’s videogames. During the past few years, voices against games have simmered down a bit b ...

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Nostalgia: The Power of Old-School Games

Games, regardless of your platform of choice, have had a significant impact on all of our lives. Who can forget the first time he picked a controller or sat behind a mouse and keyboard and played his first video game? The experience was completely different from everything else and regardless of whether you grew up in the age of Atari, toting an NES or SNES controller or played your first game on a Playstat ...

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Is the Arcade Game Dead?

Arcade games. They were the prime form of entertainment that we grew up on, a thrill for the masses delivered in 90 second one-credit bursts. Chock full of timers, golden rings, stars and coins they were the ultimate in fast, play and move on gaming, and allowed our younger selves to interact in a setting where the thrill of gaming and the pleasure of interacting with one another were forever intertwined in ...

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Young Kids and Video Games

Video games, computer or otherwise have become one of the biggest money-making industries in the world today, second in their ability to deliver exciting content only to Hollywood blockbusters with the added benefit of interactivity. However, video games can be used for more than just recreation, they can be used to teach children of all ages. It’s easy for children to pick up things that they are enjoying, ...

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Reserving A Limo For Your Bachelorette Party

We love a party as much as the next group, but a bachelorette party is a fete that can really make for a memorable night. There are many finishing touches bridesmaids, sisters and girlfriends can contribute to make the bachelorette party a night that the bride will tell stories about for years to come. One way to make it a festive night from the beginning is to rent a or luxury vehicle and driver for the ev ...

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Collectibles For History Enthusiasts

A great way to get kids interested in history is to introduce them to collecting. Kids are already natural collectors; they love the satisfaction that comes from searching for something and finding it, and they love to organize and keep track of what belongs to them. Collecting historical objects, like challenge coins, can develop a child’s curiosity by giving them a tangible way to connect with the past. K ...

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Invest In A Promotional Prize Wheel And Attract More Customers To Your Sports Bar

If you own a sports bar, you know that you need to compete with others in your area to attract customers. Some sports bars offer drink specials, some will play all of the big games on their big screen, and others will hope that their loyal customers refer friends and family. As a sports bar owner, you need to come up with original and unique ways to promote your bar and generate new customers. If you are lo ...

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You’re Insuring Your What?!

What do you think your smile is worth? Or your moustache? If it’s worth having, it may be worth insuring – at least if you make money from it. Betty Grable’s legs were famously insured for a million dollars – each! Back in the 1940s that was a phenomenal amount, though it could well be argued that Betty’s legs were equally phenomenal! Likewise, Dolly Parton’s famous assets are insured for around four millio ...

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3 Up-And-Coming Australian Musicians To Check Out

Before Belgian-Australian singer Gotye conquered the airwaves in 2011 with his break-up anthem “Somebody that I Used to Know,” listeners weren’t that attuned to the flourishing music scene of the Land Down Under. Although rock band AC/DC gained international fame in the 70’s and singer Kylie Minogue in the late 90’s, the changing attitude of the audience has made it tough for Australian acts to follow in th ...

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Playground Games That Have World Championships

You remember when you were a kid, and teachers used to tell you that you need to focus on your schoolwork rather than playing silly games if you ever wanted to amount to anything? Well, it turns out that your teachers were filthy no-good liars. Whether you were getting into trouble for throwing paper aeroplanes about the classroom, or skiving off to go and skim stones and the lake, there are people out ther ...

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