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  1. trade wars
    Video-Game Companies Band Together Against Trump’s Tariffs on Gaming ConsolesSony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are not happy with the taxes on Chinese goods.
  2. the cloud
    Google’s Video-Game Platform Wants to Replace Your Console With the CloudThe company unveiled an aggressive push this week to demonstrate parity with more mature console systems.
  3. niche drama
    A Guide to the YouTuber Cheating Drama Engulfing TwitterYouTube gamer Jared “ProJared” Knabenbauer is accused of cheating on his wife, and of soliciting nudes from underage fans.
  4. legal battles
    Alfonso Ribeiro Shimmies Away From Fortnite Lawsuit Over Carlton DanceGetting a copyright for a dance move remains a murky issue.
  5. best of 2019
    The Best Video Games of 2019 (So Far)The start of the year is no longer a dead zone, as 2019 has already seen weird PC games, white-knuckle flight simulators, and horror nightmares.
  6. game review
    Crackdown 3 Is What It’d Feel Like If Netflix Made a Video GameIt’s a fun enough game, so long as you’re only paying $10 to play it through Xbox’s subscription service.
  7. game review
    Far Cry: New Dawn Is a Sillier, Better Version of Far Cry 5The newest Far Cry game is a textbook example of creativity springing from tight restrictions.
  8. friendly fraud
    Senators Look Into Facebook’s Predatory Game DesignChildren were inadvertently spending hundreds or thousands of dollars and Facebook saw no issue with it.
  9. post reality
    AR Gaming Is a Work in Progress — But There Are Still Some Good GamesThe best of the best.
  10. trans rights
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Casually Joins Gaming Livestream for a Good CauseOn Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez helped a gamer raise over $340,000 for transgender youth.
  11. launchers
    Fortnite Is Just the First Step in a Huge Shift in the PC Games MarketEpic is piggybacking on the popular game turned social network to launch its new storefront.
  12. fortnite
    The ‘Flossin’ Kid Is the Latest Person to Sue Fortnite for Stealing His DanceHe’s the fourth person to accuse the game of dance theft.
  13. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Video Games of 2018Superheroes, Norse mythology, and a Wild West masterpiece.
  14. fandom
    Why ‘Fortnite,’ the Hottest Game in the World, Is a Dud on TumblrThe hit game placed 30th on the social network’s year-end rankings.
  15. gaming
    Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Pure, Chaotic Fun on HorsebackSaddle up for one of the year’s most anticipated video games.
  16. video games
    The Making of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2How the creator of the megahit Grand Theft Auto digitized the West for its next blockbuster.
  17. fall preview 2018
    11 New Video Games to Play This FallWill Fallout 76 live up to the hype?
  18. heartbreak
    Love Is Dead: Pro Gamer Dumps ‘World’s Sexiest Weathergirl’ for Call of DutyWhy do bad things happen to beautiful internet celebs?
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    There Are Two Forward Paths to Virtual Reality; Both Make You Look Like a DorkVR may become mainstream not by hitting a sweet spot between ease of use and technical powerhouse, but, more likely, by being one or the other.
  20. The 25 Best Board-Game Mobile AppsReady to graduate from Settlers of Catan? These are the best places to start, no friends nearby required.
  21. The Best Video Games of 2018 (So Far)God of War, A Way Out, Celeste, Minit, and more.
  22. gaming
    King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell Has Been Stripped of His Donkey Kong RecordsProlific gamer? More like prolific cheater.
  23. spring preview
    9 Video Games We Can’t Wait to Play This SpringSo, uh, how about that Far Cry game?
  24. Video Games Don’t Know How to Handle Current EventsWhen video games take inspiration from the news, do they have an obligation to treat those issues delicately?
  25. Watch Our Hands on Demo of Nintendo LaboIt’s much more than just cardboard.
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    Hey, Nerds, Gaming Will Officially Be Recognized As a Mental-Health ConditionThe World Health Organization’s new classification will take effect in 2018.
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    iPhone App Store Will Require Loot-Box Purchases to Show OddsOne of the most popular ways to make money from mobile gamers is about to come under scrutiny.
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    The Xbox One X Is the Best Console You Can Own. Should You Get It?Microsoft’s screamingly fast new machine comes with a whole bunch of hard questions for console gamers.
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    Can Razer Sell a Phone Made for Gamers?Razer is making a ridiculously overpowered phone for gamers.
  30. vulture lists
    The 100 Hardest Video-Game Bosses, RankedFrom gods and zombies to a ship and a song, the one trait they all share is an ability to end your game swiftly.
  31. youtube
    YouTuber PewDiePie Apologizes for Using the N-Word During Livestream“In the heat of the moment, I said the worst word I could possibly think of, and it just sorta slipped out.”
  32. Which Game of Thrones Board Game Is Right for Your House?When you play the games of Thrones, you win, die, or collect a lot of colorful cards.
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    The Woman Targeted by Gamergate on Surviving a World-Altering Trolling AttackZoë Quinn spent much of her life playing and designing games. Then she found herself inside one – a vicious, multiplayer real-time harassment bonanza.
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    Balancing Freedom and Storytelling in Uncharted: The Lost LegacyTalking with Naughty Dog about creating a great story and a great game at the same time.
  35. How 6 High-Strategy Board Games Fit Into the Orphan Black UniverseIt’s the most board-game-friendly TV show since Parks & Recreation introduced the world to The Cones of Dunshire.
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    My Go-to Game Is Basically a Spreadsheet About InsectsSwarm Simulator is nothing but text, buttons, and watching big numbers get bigger. It’s awesome.
  37. vulture cover story
    Video Games Are Better Than Real LifeMany Americans have replaced work hours with game play — and ended up happier. Which wouldn’t surprise most gamers.
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    Video-Game Streamer Pleads Guilty to Running Gambling OperationFIFA is big business, even in the virtual realm.
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    There Is Finally Performance Clothing for GamersFor too long, gamers have suffered without hoodies or shorts built for the specific needs of the gamer body. Those days are over.
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    The 12-Year Struggle to Shave Seconds Off Super Mario Bros. SpeedrunsIt took 12 years to beat the classic NES game Super Mario Bros., 14 seconds faster than before.
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    4 Things I Love and 2 Things That Worry Me About the Nintendo SwitchSome thoughts after some hands-on time with Nintendo’s upcoming console.
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    Everything You Need to Know About the Nintendo SwitchWe’ve got all the details on Nintendo’s newest console, including its release date, price, and what titles it’ll have at launch.
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    PC Laptops Are Interesting (and Competitive) AgainApple, once the high-water mark for laptop design, has stumbled as of late, and hot on its heels is an army of new PC laptops.
  44. a rare post on gaming
    Pretty Little Liars Launches Mobile GameGot a secret, can you (virtually) keep it?
  45. social norms
    On the Social Function of NoobsEveryone starts out a beginner, but not everyone stays a noob.
  46. The NES Classic Is Gonna Be the Gift to Give or Get This YearThirty games and 30 years of nostalgia, all for $59.99 (if you can find one).
  47. Women Are Getting Groped in Virtual Reality, TooA man attacked at the sound of a female voice.
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    Did Nintendo Solve a Problem Plaguing the Gaming Industry?The Switch might be a failure — but its modular controller system won’t be.
  49. Some of Your Favorite Video-Game Characters Have Changed a Ton Over the YearsWe’ll have whatever Pikachu’s having.
  50. new york comic con 2016
    Westworld Creators on BioShock’s Influence“Among the most literate and thoughtful pieces of entertainment that I’ve seen in the last ten years.”
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