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Older Gamers Create Their Own Communities So They Don’t Have to Lose to ’12-Year-Old Girls from Japan’

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Anyone who has ever logged onto Xbox Live is well aware of the fact that the community is littered with rage-filled tweens who think shouting homophobic epithets at unsuspecting competitors is the very height of trash talking. It’s enough to make you play all local games, especially as a woman, lest you be subjected to a slew of unimaginative insults every time you use your microphone or make a good kill. Read More

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Mass Exodus of Nerds From Basements as Xbox Live Goes Down

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Xbox Live is down. This is not a drill! We repeat: Xbox Live is down.

Gamers everywhere are chucking Xbox controllers at walls, begrudgingly rising from their butt-shaped couch holes and maybe even getting some sunlight for once because I mean would it really kill you, honey?

CNET has confirmed with Microsoft that “Xbox Live users are unable to access the online-gaming service.”

Microsoft’s Xbox Live status page states, “We are aware of the problem and are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.”

It better be up by the time we get home from work, because it’s Friday and we have some robots to shoot.

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It’s Official: Long Island Buys The Most Video Games of Any Place In America

Infographic via Bundle

 

Sure, we always assumed there was less to do out on Long Island than here in the five boroughs. But it doesn’t seem like the kind of place with no distractions, given the sweet beaches, surfing and Hamptons crowd.

But according to a new report from the finance site Bundle, residents of  Huntington, New York on the North Shore spend the most on video games of any place in America. In fact they spend 4.08 times the average! And this isn’t an isolated case. North Hempstead, a little ways west, comes in second in a national poll, at 2.32 times the national average.

Is this just a perfect storm of wealthy, indulgent parents and bored teenagers, or is something more important at work? An indigenous gaming culture taking root in L.I. so strong it makes the rest of our great nation look like a bunch of lazy, broke chumps?

We put the question to Twitter and it didn’t take long for native Strong Islanders to give us their answers: Read More