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Resort Offers Trip for Men With Virtual Girlfriends

Japanese guys hang with video game lovers

(Newser) - The Japanese resort town of Atami is so desperate for customers that it’s launched a new promotion aimed at providing the perfect romantic getaway for real-life men—and their video game girlfriends. More than 1,500 men have taken the bait, flying to Atami to recreate the ultimate date... More »

Teen Beats Mother to Death With Frying Pan

Two allegedly argued over videogames

(Newser) - A woman has died after being beaten with a frying pan by her teenage son on Monday, authorities say. The 17-year-old's grandmother said they were fighting over Nintendo DS videogames the teen, who was supposed to be at school, had stolen. "I heard a scream," says the woman's... More »

Nintendo Going 3D, Without Glasses

Handheld DS system will be upgraded eventually

(Newser) - Nintendo is planning to release a 3D version of its portable DS system, with one really intriguing twist: there won’t be any glasses. Dubbed the Nintendo 3DS, the company is calling the device the successor to the current DS series. Nintendo won’t reveal any more details until June,... More »

Japanese Man Marries Video Game Girlfriend

But the wedding's probably not legally binding

(Newser) - A Japanese man pledged his undying love to a video game character last weekend, in a first-of-its-kind ceremony witnessed by dozens of gamers. The man, username Sal9000, had fallen in love with Nene Anegasaki, a virtual woman in the Nintendo DS dating simulator “Love Plus.” He “married”... More »

Video Game Sales Shatter Annual Record

Despite softening economy, $18B total in US marks 43% jump

(Newser) - More video games were sold in 2007 than ever before, with a total of $17.94 billion marking a 43% increase over 2006, reports the AP. Much of the growth came from sales of Nintendo's chronically undersupplied Wii and Microsoft's Halo 3, market researcher NPD Group said. Nintendo dominated gaming... More »

Video Games May Replace DVDs In Stores

Ars Technica sees big game sales driving shelf space decisions

(Newser) - DVD sales are slipping while video games and their tie-ins are seeing record consumption, reports Ars Technica, leading Ben Kuchera to suggest that video games will replace DVDs on many retail shelves. With even grandmothers now going Wii wild, video games are no longer just the realm of teens and... More »

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