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Why The Video Game Cultural Revolution Is In Jeopardy And Needs Parental Intervention

Forbes - ‎2 hours ago‎
Culture and video games don't mix, one is about real life and the other about entertainment, right? Iain Simons, director of the UK's National Video Game Arcade, suggest that this is a problematic assumption and is working to reposition video games as ...

Video Games Helped This BMW Driver Go Full Opposite Lock To Save His Family

Jalopnik - ‎17 hours ago‎
Epic saves. We've seen lots of them, but they never go out of style. Watch this BMW 5 Series driver recover from a fierce, hydroplane-induced spin.

Top 10 Secret Bosses in Video Games

IGN - ‎21 hours ago‎
By Marty Sliva Few gaming accomplishments feel quite as good as completing an archaic series of events deep into an adventure, only to find yourself face-to-face with an enemy that most players didn't even know existed.
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World Video Game Hall of Fame announces 6 new inductees - ‎22 hours ago‎
A video game that had players zapping space aliens with lasers and another that put them in covered wagons in 1848 have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with four other games recognized for their influence on gaming and pop ...
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is a Hollywood blockbuster in video game form - ‎17 hours ago‎
In my playthrough of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, starring video games' closest Jones analogue Nathan Drake, I killed 527 people, of whom 264 were gunned down, 94 of them with a shot in the head.

Regina kids learn what it takes to make a video game

Regina Leader-Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
Keely Bitternose has a new appreciation for the work that goes into making her favourite video games. The Grade 8 student was among 20 kids at Arcola Community School who took part in an introductory computer programming course that was designed by ...

Classic Video Games Awesomely Recreated Using Paper Cutouts of Stock Images

Gizmodo - ‎May 4, 2016‎
After seeing these paper versions of classic video games, I kind of wish I could play them all. Mystery Guitar Man used stop-motion animation and paper cutouts of stock images to recreate games like Donkey Kong, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Kart, and more.
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People in the news: 6 pioneering video games gain fame

Albany Times Union - ‎11 hours ago‎
In this April 21, 2016 photo provided by The Strong museum in Rochester, N.Y., the 2016 inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame are displayed.

It Turns Out That Video Games Can Make Great Board Games, Too

VICE - ‎20 hours ago‎
Bloodborne, FromSoftware's multi-award-winning gothic horrorshow of 2015, is being made into a card game designed by veteran board game designer Eric Lang.

Video games and the dark art of seducing players

GamesRadar (blog) - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Gone are the days in our industry's infancy where video game ads would never play in primetime. Now games are a multi-billion dollar juggernaut and not only all over primetime TV, but in front of YouTube videos, at sports events, in comics, and even ...

How to be Cool (According to a Video Game Magazine From 1982)

Atlas Obscura - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Video Games Player was one of a glut of periodicals that came out during the early 1980s, trying to embrace the arcade boom and the burgeoning video game culture. The four-page photo article follows "Art Cater" ("arcader," get it?) as he bumbles his ...
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Video games, laptop causing rising myopia cases among school children in India

Daily News & Analysis - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Studies conducted on school going children in Delhi have shown an increase in prevalence of myopia due to decrease in outdoor activities and use of laptops and video games, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. "Studies conducted in school going children ...

Deadmau5 Throws Shade at Avicii, Talks Video Games in Exclusive Interview

Music Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
When I arrived at the London Hotel to interview the performer, his team was packing up his complex gaming apparatus. Deadmau5 and I discussed his affinity for video games, exotic sports cars and live performance. The DJ took jabs at fellow EDM icon ...

Why the future of video games may be free-to-play

The Verge - ‎May 3, 2016‎
So with those numbers in mind, why is free-to-play gaming still popular amongst some of the industry's best and smartest video game publishers? And why might it be the dominant revenue model for big publishers in the future? I invited my friend and ...

LETTERS: Questioning decision-making process; video games beneficial

Colorado Springs Gazette - ‎4 hours ago‎
photo - Jason Rayfield repairs potholes in the intersection of S. Carefree Circle and Oro Caption + Jason Rayfield repairs potholes in the intersection of S. Carefree Circle and Oro Blanco Drive Thursday, March 3, 2016.

'All Work All Play' Will Shatter Your Illusions About Video Games

Decider - ‎17 hours ago‎
Getting paid to play your favorite video game for hours on end surrounded by your best gaming buddies is basically every teenage boy's dream, and rightfully so.

10 Exciting Horror Video Games Coming Out in 2016

Inverse - ‎May 4, 2016‎
2016 is looking like a great year for horror games. From shooters to stealth, psychological to survival, there is a wide variety of games coming out this year from different game developers. The fact that this list is comprised mostly of original ...

Why Hollywood actors are being drawn to star in video games

South China Morning Post - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Quantum Break, released earlier this month by Remedy Entertainment, further blurs the lines between “traditional” media and video games. The game features live-action sequences intercut between gameplay that stars the actors who are portraying the ...
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Police: Child porn suspect targeted victims through video games - ‎14 hours ago‎
Law enforcement officials are using the arrest of a 21-year-old man to point out the dangers children face playing online video games. Long Island University student Robert Garneau was arrested following accusations he allegedly trolled Internet gaming ...
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These 8-Bit X-Men Video Games Are Almost Too Much Fun

Gizmodo - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The upcoming X-Men Apocalypse is set in the '80s, a decade known for bright fashion, big hair, and the Cold War. It's also the decade arcade-style video games became incredibly popular, and 20th Century Fox is playing into that with this awesome ...