Some people use GameCubes to, y'know, play games. In fact, most of us probably do. But you can also use GameCubes to smoke/vape, if you wanted to.
If you've ever wondered how addictive cigarettes are, look no further than this turtle.
When attempting kick the cigarette habit, tasks and activities once associated with smoking make the cravings flare. In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Peter Pan Complex struggles with video games as a catalyst for puffing his life away.
In a survey that's sure to be taken the wrong way by somebody, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have discovered links between "problematic gaming" and negative health behaviors like smoking, doing drugs, and fighting. But first, good news!
Fearing an adults only rating would hamper sales in one of the game's biggest markets, Blizzard is censoring the South Korean version of StarCraft II, recoloring blood and removing vulgar language to secure a more family friendly rating.
Sega's iconic hedgehog advertising smokes in a Russian store. As seen by reader 2MON.
If it sounds absurd - a video game, costing taxpayers $3.7 million, that nags people who do dangerous stuff all day long to quit smoking - know that "Escape With Your Life" is surprisingly effective.
During the 9-minute or so loading screen of Metal Gear Solid IV, gamers are treated to a close up view of old Snake sucking through cigarette after cigarette as game tips, warnings and public service announcements pop-up on the screen. They're certainly not worth sticking around to watch, but if you do you'll get two…