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X-box beats the box.

Stressed out Midlanders are turning to computer games to beat the blues and unwind.

New research has revealed that, given the choice, people in Birmingham and other areas of the region would shun a night in front of the television for a night of virtual gaming.

And many would like to mount their own virtual challenge against US President George W Bush.

More than half of Midlanders questioned (56 per cent) said gaming was a better alternative to TV and helped them to unwind at the end of the day.

A quarter of people questioned in the region claimed computer games were a great tension reliever and a way to escape the monotony of real life.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Mar 11, 2003
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