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What video games get wrong about love and sex

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Video games, a relatively new medium, are still struggling to get the ingredients right. They have, by their very nature, tended to to gamify love and this has led to a goal-centric understanding.

Video games and aggression: a complex relationship

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
It was annoying, because (a) there's no evidence that games cause dementia in kids, and (b) the top neurologist wasn't a neurologist.
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Best video games for couples to play on Valentine's Day

Toronto Sun - ‎20 hours ago‎
But whether you enjoy it ironically or otherwise, Valentine's Day can be a good excuse for couple-centric activities, and naturally that includes video games. Whether you're both hardcore competitors, curiously casual or some mix of the two, here are ...
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Firewatch and the Addictiveness of Lonely Video Games

The Atlantic - ‎20 hours ago‎
It's the latest in a quiet movement of video games, more psychological products that tap into the atmosphere and wonder of loneliness rather than looking for the simpler thrills the medium usually provides.
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How video games are helping American veterans

CNBC - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Gaming isn't meant to be an easy fix for veterans, but it can encourage members of the military - regardless of rank - to enjoy camaraderie through a shared hobby, which helps them relax their minds.

Video Games Allow Transgender People to Be Themselves

Huffington Post - ‎14 hours ago‎
According to the ESRB, an estimated 67 percent of U.S. households play video games. If that's even close to accurate, that's more than half the country!

Oculus Rift Founder Says Video Games Have Finally Gone Mainstream

Inverse - ‎3 hours ago‎
Palmer Luckey, founder of the groundbreaking Oculus Rift virtual reality system, took to Twitter today to discuss the cultural progress video games have made over the last two decades. Luckey recently joined Stack-Up, a nonprofit organization that ...
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Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward not shy about loving video games, pens 'The Case for Gaming' - ‎11 hours ago‎
Hayward compares the appeal of video games to the appeal of competing in sports, saying that as a teenager he used to get moody based on how he'd performed while playing “Halo” online.

That Dragon, Cancer: the video game that takes death seriously

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Video games have long enjoyed making entertainment out of conflict, but mainly from the infantilisation and the belittling of what is at its heart.
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Amazon launches free engine for video games

Waterloo Record - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
SEATTLE - Amazon Web Services is launching a free video game engine to enable studios to make sophisticated games and connect them to the cloud.

Videogames That Bring Families Together

Wall Street Journal - ‎21 hours ago‎
“LAY OFF the videogames, and play a real game with somebody.” At some point, that's an admonition most of us have either given (to a child or Candy Crush-addicted spouse) or received (as that lost soul).
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Zoo Gives Orangutans Video Games To Make Life In Captivity Less Boring

The Dodo - ‎20 hours ago‎
Would an orangutan's favorite video game be Donkey Kong? Or Mario Kart? One zoo in Australia is well on its way to finding out.

10 Co-Op Video Games That Created More Enemies Than Friends

WhatCulture - ‎5 hours ago‎
Co-op games are designed to afford two or more players the ability to share a gaming experience without necessarily putting them in direct competition.
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First Trailer for Kanye West Video Game 'Only One' Revealed

IGN - ‎13 hours ago‎
The game is based on the artist's song of the same name. Like that track the Only One video game focuses on West's mother, Donda West.

An Exhibition That Proves Video Games Can Be Art

New York Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
In April 2010, a brouhaha erupted in the gaming community that still reverberates today: The film critic Roger Ebert had opined that video games could never truly be counted as art. “Let me just say that no video gamer now living will survive long ...

The Case for Gaming

The Players Tribune - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Some of my best memories growing up were playing these games with my dad. A lot of people my age have similar stories. To us, video games have never been thought of as a fad or something strictly for “nerds.” They were just fun moving puzzles that ...
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With Firewatch, Olly Moss Brings His Subversive Touch to Video Games

The New Yorker - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Now, for the first time, Moss has brought his eye to interactive entertainment, with a video game called Firewatch, which débuted on Tuesday.
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Hope and Despair in Video Games

PopMatters - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
... is a writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. His academic background includes international politics and social impact games. In addition to his work on PopMatters, he writes and creates podcasts about video games at

Entrepreneur inspired by video game competition is launching Global Poker League

Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Hordes of screaming fans are turning up at arenas or tuning in through apps to watch video game players duel each other. Now a veteran gambling entrepreneur is betting he can bring a huge, frenzied fandom to poker too.
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This music video is a vulgar ode to retro video games

The Verge - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
A few weeks back, to feed their rabid fans, the band released a new track called "DVP"; today the band unveiled the song's video, an ode to retro video games. The "DVP" video mashes up scenes from dozens of classic games, and at the same time the ...