Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 10/9/13


"Rockstar Games’ open-world title, “Grand Theft Auto 5,” has smashed a total of world records, including the best-selling video game within 24 hours and the “fastest entertainment property” to generate $1 billion, according to Guinness World Records.The Rockstar North-developed title reached $1 billion in sales within three of days hitting shelves on Sept. 17, breaking records previously held by “Call of Duty” titles. In its first day of retail, more than 11.21 million units were shifted, generating revenue of $815.7 million."


"That little Android gaming box, the OUYA, might’ve only cost you $100, but that doesn’t mean it’s not getting treated to some post-launch updating like all your other game consoles. The next update brings the long-promised external storage functionality, albeit in closed beta form. That expands the console’s puny 8GB of internal storage to, well, whatever you’d like. With games mostly coming in well below even 100MB though, you’re probably not getting too close to the limit just yet (we aren’t, anyway).Beyond the storage beta, OUYA game pages are now able to embed video as well as screenshots. That means users have yet one more way to find out what a game plays like before jumping in — something we’d suggest as many users as possible take advantage of before spending too much time playing less-than-delightful Android ports."


"The problem of poor nutrition for kids and associated childhood obesity has gained much attention in recent years. The World Health Organization notes that children throughout the world are exposed to marketing ofjunk food which increases the risk for developing noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers and diabetes. In a news release on Oct. 7, 2013, Michigan State University reported,”Research shows ‘advergames’ promote unhealthy foods for kids.”Aside from some online video games promoting a less-than-active lifestyle for children, the content of some of these games may also be contributing to unhealthy diets. A team of researchers at Michigan State University took a closer look at what are called advergames and discovered they have often promote junk food."