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Vancouver-made video games help sick kids cope with pain

The Province - ‎9 hours ago‎
Video games often get a bad rap for either being too violent or contributing to childhood obesity, as kids sit for hours on end exercising only their thumbs.
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Doom is the Mad Max: Fury Road of video games

The Verge - ‎20 hours ago‎
The signs weren't good for Doom. Id Software's reboot of the most storied shooter in gaming had languished in development hell for the better part of a decade.

Watch this incredibly sweet short about growing up with video games

The Verge - ‎10 hours ago‎
It seems like player two always gets the short end of things, from getting second choice to always being second to play. But a really sweet animated short published to Vimeo last month makes the argument that there's something very special about going ...

This Kid Will Protect Video Games at All Costs, Even if it Means Attacking an Armed Robber

The Source - ‎11 hours ago‎
A couple of armed robbers usurped a video game store in Silver Spring, Maryland last week, and despite their weaponry, very nearly met their match in a riled up 7-year-old kid.

Dear Donald: How video games could help you trump Hillary - ‎2 hours ago‎
You've had a tricky relationship with video games over the years, just like you've had with women, black people, gays, lesbians, Muslims, Mexicans, Sir Alan Sugar, and Scottish wind turbines.

Top 10 video games of all time

Inquirer - ‎19 hours ago‎
From Bertie the Brain in 1950, through Pong in 1972, right up to the latest games like Total War: Warhammer and Doom (yes, there's a new one out), every video game has been collected, categorised, reviewed under laboratory conditions, and placed before ...

No, Video Game Reviewers Definitely Shouldn't 'Suck' At Playing Games

Forbes - ‎May 26, 2016‎
It may be hard to imagine or to believe, but controversy has struck at the heart of the video game community. Previously immune to any and all controversies, gamers are now up in arms about a gameplay video of the new DOOM posted at the video game ...

Geek deals roundup: Save on gaming laptops, video games, and more with Memorial Day sales

Geek - ‎17 hours ago‎
Today, Dell is discounting this awesome Alienware 15 R2 gaming laptop by 20%. With a Skylake Core i7-6700HQ CPU, a GeForce GTX 970M graphics card (with 3GB of memory), 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive, and a 1080p IPS display, this ...

Why We Need Video Game Reviewers To Suck At Games

Forbes - ‎May 25, 2016‎
A reviewer is a professional video gamer, after all, and they should have the ability to match, the internet would seem to say.
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HTC is now making video games, first VR title to be showed at Computex (Update: not exactly)

Android Authority (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
Update: HTC has reached out to clarify that Front Defense is not in fact made by HTC. The upcoming game is actually produced by Fantahorn Studio, a new startup that is “an independent content developer that includes current HTC employees.

Live Film Performance Combines Opera, Video Games, and Russian Architecture

The Creators Project (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
Anton Ginzburg constructs architecture into an allegory for modern thought in his newest performance piece, Turo. The piece premiered last week at the second annual SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival in Dallas and is the third in Ginzburg's ...

Machine Zone is using video game tech to make your city's buses run better

CNBC - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Machine Zone operates one of the most successful mobile video game franchises in the world: "Game of War." For its next trick, it will dramatically improve the efficiency of New Zealand's public transportation system.
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New video games to look out for in June 2016 - including No Man's Sky, LEGO Star Wars and Mighty No. 9 - ‎May 25, 2016‎
It's halfway through the year now, and in the field of video games, that's where things really start to kick off. Pokémon Sun and Moon, Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Yooka-Laylee, Gears of War 4, Dishonored 2 and Final Fantasy XV mark ...

Inkshares and Nerdist Announce Video Game Theme for New Contest

Digital Book World - ‎16 hours ago‎
Inkshares announced today that Nerdist's next theme in its publishing contest series will be video games. This follows the conclusion of Geek & Sundry's debut contest, in which Tal M. Klein's debut The Punch Escrow took the top prize in the “hard ...
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Disney shut down a huge project that was supposed to be worth billions - insiders reveal what went wrong

Tech Insider - ‎May 23, 2016‎
They say Disney was rarely willing to make the investment - both financial and philosophical - required to become a major player in the video game business. "Disney is very buttoned up, financially, to an extent that was surprising to me," former ...

Retro video games invade space at university libraries - ‎May 22, 2016‎
On the third floor of a University of Calgary building, a classic composition echoes through the halls, not Beethoven or Bach but Nintendo's Super Mario Bros.
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"Player Two" short film shows a brother's love through video games

GamesRadar (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Anyone who grew up playing video games with an older sibling (or other family member, or friend) knows what it's like to be "Player Two".
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Digital video game sales rose 5% to $6.2B in April: Report

CNBC - ‎18 hours ago‎
Game downloads to consoles like Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation once again put up the biggest year-over-year growth.
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Rappers Wage Tens of Thousands of Dollars on Video Games Just Like the Rest of Us

Mediaite - ‎May 26, 2016‎
And for those of you who think it's just a little too crazy to wager $10K playing a video game, you'll be happy to know that both Lil Wayne and his Cash Money Records patriarch Birdman agree with you.
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Video games, money taken during home invasion

WKBW-TV - ‎12 hours ago‎
NEWFANE, N.Y. (WKBW) - A man is facing charges after allegedly forcing his way into a mobile home and stealing money and video games. Deputies say it happened Thursday, when 19-year-old Isaiah Piazza of Newfane forced his way into a home on ...