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Shallow video games are not a bad thing - Reader's Feature

Metro - ‎5 hours ago‎
A reader argues that depth does not make a great game, and that the art of shallow video games is going underappreciated. One of the most common complaints I hear levelled at new video games it they're 'too shallow' and aren't 'deep' enough. But being ...
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Nick Xenophon calls for curbs on teen gambling in eSports video games

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
Playing highly popular shoot 'em up video games will be defined as gambling under a bill to be introduced by independent Senator Nick Xenophon when federal Parliament resumes next month.
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Pope Francis urges young people to reject video games and engage in activism instead

The Independent - ‎8 hours ago‎
Pope Francis challenged hundreds of thousands of young people who gathered in a sprawling Polish meadow to reject being a "couch potato" who retreats into video games and computer screens and instead engage in social activism and politics to create a ...

Blasts from the past: Collecting retro video games in the UAE

The National - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Video Game Authority - the video-games arm of a group that aims to provide consistent and accurate grading of the quality of collectables - grades games based on a large range of variables, including date of manufacture, rarity and the condition of ...
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First Click: Nintendo's NX should be the Netflix of video games

The Verge - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
But what's less clear is how Nintendo expects to go about selling games to people following the abject failure of the Wii U, which similarly attempted to blend portable and big-screen play.

Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: What video game character would you be?

Metro - ‎5 hours ago‎
GameCentral readers decide which video game character they'd like to be in real life, and which they'd want to avoid.

Leading Women Are Becoming Less Sexualized In Video Games, Study Finds

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
“Our findings indicate that children who play video games likely encounter sexualized imagery prior to adulthood,” the authors write.

Program helps Utah youth learn how to design video games

fox13now.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
SALT LAKE CITY -- Spy Hop Productions is a Utah nonprofit that mentors youth in the digital media arts, and they just staged their second "Power Up, Party Down" event to honor some exceptional teens.

10 Most Underrated Batman Video Games You've Never Played

WhatCulture - ‎19 hours ago‎
Batman himself has always had way more great video game outings than the general consensus would have you believe. While yes, it's true that there's plenty of utterly terrible shovelware out there starring the Caped Crusader, there's just as many ...

The 5 dumbest reasons for not including women in video games

Tech Insider - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
That's the question at the heart of Feminist Frequency's latest video in the "Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games" series, a collection of YouTube videos that analyzes various aspects of video game culture from a feminist perspective.

Ghostbusters, Justice League, and Other Franchises That Deserve Better Video Games

Shacknews - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Video games are a powerful marketing tool, which is why so many blockbuster movie and TV franchises often release in tandem with a game adaptation.
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Video games are seeing a decline of sexualized heroines — but there's a twist

Revelist (blog) - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Anybody who's seen what “Tomb Raider” Lara Croft looked like in 1999 compared with what she looks like in her most recent 2015 game can tell you that video games are slowly getting better at treating their female protagonists like people and not just a ...

Underwater video game 'Abzû' aims for the dream of perfect scuba diving

89.3 KPCC - ‎15 hours ago‎
Video game "Abzû" wants to take you on an emotional journey into an underwater world. It's the first game to come from Santa Monica's Giant Squid Studios, which is being led by Matt Nava.

The Pitfalls of Publishing a Video Game Magazine in 1982

Atlas Obscura - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Video game reporting makes up a healthy segment of the internet in this day and age, but back in the early 1980s no one was even sure if anyone cared enough to read video game news of any kind. In those early days of the industry, magazines like Video ...

Video game releases for August 2016 (correction)

Polygon - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Below are some of the big video game releases for the month of August 2016. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2016 and 25 games for the summer of 2016.

UAE sports car builder drives fast and furious into video games

The National - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
As he fine tunes his latest road-going creation, Anthony Jannarelly, the UAE-based builder of hand-made sportscars in the country, has lent his talents to the fast and furious world of video car racing games.

This Beautiful Demo Shows How Far Video Game Graphics Have Come

Singularity Hub - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Elon Musk recently explained at Code Conference why he believes we're all living in a simulation. His argument that such a simulation is possible is based on the exponential developments in video game graphics: "If you assume any rate of improvement at ...

Deputies: Suspects stole video games, sold them to local stores

Binghamton Homepage - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Two local men are facing charges after police say they stole video games and sold them to local stores. The Broome County Sheriff's Office arrested Alex Chandler, 21, of Endicott, and William Macan, 20, of Vestal.

German Government Loves to Blame Video Games for Violence

Heat Street - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Video games are being blamed yet again for a killing spree. No stranger to scapegoating video games for everything awful under the sun, the German government is now saying video games sparked a man's decision to execute nine people, including four ...
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