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I played every game by the worst video game company ever

I played every game by the worst video game company ever

LJN specialized in turning blockbuster movies into unrelated, unplayable video games, and is often considered to be the worst of all time. We made a friend play all of its games so you don't have to.

Dungeons & Dragons and the ethics of imaginary violence
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Dungeons & Dragons and the ethics of imaginary violence

“Right” is a relative concept in Dungeons & Dragons. But can in-game violence actually teach people morality?

How eSports are saving the PC industry
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How eSports are saving the PC industry

The makers of the world's most elite graphics hardware explain the ways that eSports have caused the industry to explode.

Smashing the competition: what it’s like to be a professional video game commentator
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Smashing the competition: what it’s like to be a professional video game commentator

We talked to D'Ron "D1" Maingrette, one of the premiere commentators for Super Smash Bros. competitions, about coming up in the game and seeing it grow.

  • Video of the day

Watch Chatroulette randoms find themselves in a real-life first person shooter

Watch Chatroulette randoms find themselves in a real-life first person shooter

To play, people shouted commands to an actor wearing a camera helmet.

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The Electronic Sports League will ban the same drugs as the Olympics

The Electronic Sports League will ban the same drugs as the Olympics

The league will enforce the ban with randomized saliva tests.

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China lifts fifteen-year ban on video game consoles

China lifts fifteen-year ban on video game consoles

Last year, China began to allow game consoles. Now, it has lifted its ban entirely to allow the sale of most video games and consoles in the country.

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Gamer juicing: biggest e-sports organization is now testing for Adderall

Gamer juicing: biggest e-sports organization is now testing for Adderall

The Electronic Sports League, the world's biggest e-sports organizations, will ban the use of Adderall by e-sports players during competitions.

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People who are bad at video games are also bad at life

People who are bad at video games are also bad at life

Male players who were less skilled and performed worse than their peers were more likely to make frequent, nasty comments to female gamers.

  • Quote of the day

UK Culture Minister says video game industry is as important as film industry

UK Culture Minister says video game industry is as important as film industry

Read what Ed Vaizey had to say about video games at Brighton's Develop conference.

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Boys are tired of women being portrayed as sex objects in video games, study finds

Boys are tired of women being portrayed as sex objects in video games, study finds

A new study reveals that out of 1,400 United States players, 47% of middle schoolers and 61% of high school boys agree that women are too sexualized in the gaming culture.

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Amazon now offering customized 3d-printed figures for gamers

Amazon now offering customized 3d-printed figures for gamers

Amazon and Sandboxr, known for its 3d-printing capabilities, have teamed up in order to let you print customized 3d-printed characters from the likes of Smite, Infinity Blade and Primal Carnage.

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Be the lobby boy in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' video game

Be the lobby boy in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' video game

If you've ever dreamed of being the lobby boy character of a pastel colored video game version of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, then you, my weirdly clairvoyant friend, are in luck.

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Tetris can help prevent PTSD

Tetris can help prevent PTSD

Assuming your trauma doesn't involve colorful falling blocks.

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Apple removes all games with Confederate flags from store

Apple removes all games with Confederate flags from store

Apple has just banned Civil War Games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg and Hunted Cow for their Confederate themes.

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Minecraft's soundtrack is finally getting a classy vinyl release

Minecraft's soundtrack is finally getting a classy vinyl release

Daniel Rosenfeld, or C418, the composer behind the dreamy ambient music that helps give Minecraft that innocent, wide-open, and lonely feeling, is finally getting a physical release.

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Over a million blocks make up this Minecraft pixel art

Over a million blocks make up this Minecraft pixel art

A man made an image in Minecraft by placing 1,128,960 blocks, each one representing a pixel, in this image.

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Playing video games is exercise, or at least one in four kids thinks so

Playing video games is exercise, or at least one in four kids thinks so

23 percent of British kids said that "playing a type of computer game with friends is a type of exercise."

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Original Super Mario was designed on graph paper

Original Super Mario was designed on graph paper

The designers talk about their process.

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The Last Guardian set for 2016 release, now watch this giant rat-cat-bird-griffin-thing

The Last Guardian set for 2016 release, now watch this giant rat-cat-bird-griffin-thing

Originally announced at the Sony E3 Press Conference in 2009, The Last Guardian has finally gotten a real life demonstration at the recent E3 2015.