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  1. crackdowns
    Xi Jinping’s Simple Solution for Youth Video-Game AddictionChina’s approach is just a tad heavy-handed.
  2. pro tip
    It’s Time to Play a Big, Dumb Video GameInstead of worrying about quality, try something mediocre that will drag on forever.
  3. quarantine
    These Students Re-created Their Closed High School on Minecraft“In the past week, the fact that I’ve seen the school in Minecraft more than real life, it’s kinda sad.”
  4. thievery
    Split or Steal Is a Game About Whether or Not You Want to Cooperate With OthersA video game based on the Prisoner’s Dilemma has surprising depth and sudden timeliness.
  5. encounter
    At the Fortnite World Cup With the Game’s Youngest Star YetH1ghSky1, a.k.a. 12-year-old Patrick Bragaru, is too young to compete in the tournament, but still has plenty of fans.
  6. college athletics
    California’s ‘Fair Pay to Play’ Bill: An Idea That’s Long OverdueThe rotten hypocrisy of college “amateur athletics” needs to yield to fair treatment of the kids who are creating wealth for everyone else.
  7. video games
    The Best Thing About Google’s New Gaming Platform Is Also the WorstGoogle’s game-streaming platform’s close ties to YouTube could create a feedback loop that bodes ill for game developers and fans.
  8. politics
    Trump Spent $50,000 on an Elaborate Golf Video GameHe recently had one installed at the White House.
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    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Desperately Wants to Be a Zelda GameThe newest game in the series offers a lot of meaningless choices.
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    Donut County Lets You Play As an Ever-Expanding VoidIn this new puzzle game, you play as a hole in the ground.
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    Fortnite Has Become the Instagram of Video GamesSince last September, the last-man-standing battle royale has been played by more than 125 million people.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer: ‘We’re More Ghosts Than People’A close read of the newly released trailer for Rockstar’s upcoming game, out October 26, 2018.
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    Here’s the 88-Second Video-Game Sizzle Reel the President WatchedThe meeting with game makers was mostly unproductive.
  14. Has Donald Trump Ever Played a Video Game?Trump is reviving a decades-old debate about violent video games — but has he ever even played Pong?
  15. Trump Thinks We Need Some Kind of ‘Ratings System’ for MoviesWe need some kind of content warning system for video games and movies. If only someone had implemented this before.
  16. Watch Our Hands on Demo of Nintendo LaboIt’s much more than just cardboard.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Set for October 26, 2018Hope you weren’t doing anything this fall.
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    Can Call of Duty Make You an NBA Star?NBA rookie of the year Karl-Anthony Towns credits Call of Duty with making him a better athlete.
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    Heat Signature Is the Space-Heist Game of My DreamsAll I want to do is wreak some space havoc.
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    Cuphead and the Admirable Lunacy of Hand-Animating a Video Game in 2017Using a technique from the 1930s to create a video game for 2017.
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    Spend the Rest of Your Summer Playing Everybody’s GolfTee off.
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    Talking With Jason Schreier About Angry Gamers and Eternal DelaysIn Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, the grueling video-game development process is revealed.
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    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Shouldn’t Work, But It DoesTurns out, giving Mario a gun is a lot of fun.
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    10 Years Ago Today, BioShock Proved That Video Games Could Be ArtA decade after the release of BioShock, the impact it’s had on the world of gaming is more evident than ever.
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    The World’s Hottest Video Game Is Home to the Best Pranks OnlineIt’s called stream honking.
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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.
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    The Great New Video Game Black the Fall Shows a New Way to Tell Stories in GamesSome developers appear to have found an intriguing solution to the tricky problem of how to marry good storytelling with satisfying gameplay.
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    Atari Attempts to Ride the Retro-Console WaveWood grain all over again.
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    10 Video-Game Announcements I’m Excited About From This Year’s E3Here’s what to look forward to in gaming.
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    What Microsoft’s Xbox-Follow-up Project Scorpio Can Learn From NintendoIt’s the software that matters most.
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    This Hilariously Bad Animation Must Be the Result of a Conspiracy Against GamersCould it be that a hotly anticipated game is still working out its kinks? Or is there a sophisticated plot to stick it to gamers?
  33. This Video Will Answer All Your Questions About the Nintendo SwitchDon’t expect Mario.
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    Horizon Zero Dawn: The Beautiful Dead End of Open-World GamesHunting down mechanical dinosaurs with a bow and arrow looks and feels great. So why is it such a chore to finish?
  35. The Nintendo Switch Makes Console-Style Gameplay MobileNintendo’s ambitious new console does not disappoint.
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    I Built a $74 Computer That Lets Me Play Nearly Every Game From the 20th CenturyWith a Raspberry Pi 3 and about 30 minutes of time, you can set up a machine that’ll emulate old consoles from the Amiga to the ZX Spectrum.
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    Overwatch Has a Gay Character and Horny Gamers Are Melting DownA fictional character is gay, and most people are happy and some people are very much not.
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    Why the Video-Game Culture Wars Won’t Die, Two Years After GamergateVideo-game culture warriors have a different, more fraught relationship to their hobby than other people do.
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    Play the (Very Unofficial) Stranger Things GameIf you can’t wait for season two to start up, hopefully this can tide you over a bit.
  40. This Microscopic Pac-Man Maze Is Only One Millimeter WideYou need a microscope to see the maze.
  41. Finally, There’s a Video Game Where You Can Play As a CatWho hasn’t dreamed of being a cat?
  42. The Strange Zen of SpeedrunningThe hobby where players show their love for games by breaking them.
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    How Sonic the Hedgehog Explains the InternetHappy 25th birthday, Sonic.
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    Why a Video of Someone Playing ‘Doom’ (Poorly) Became a Culture-War IssueThose damn social-justice warriors need to learn how to strafe and shoot at the same time.
  45. I Can’t Stop Looking at These World Leaders Created in FalloutAnd a perfect Waluigi.
  46. Fans Make Fallout 4’s Avatars As Ugly As PossibleFallout 4 takes place in an irradiated hellscape, but these custom avatars are extra ugly. 
  47. How ‘Life Is Strange’ Built a Video-Game Romance for the Tumblr EraThe hottest ship since Cloud and Aeris.
  48. former world leaders
    Giuliani Fighting Noriega in Court Over Call of Duty: Black Ops IIYou can’t make this stuff up.
  49. ballsy lawsuits
    Former Dictator Manuel Noriega Thinks Call of Duty Makes Him Look BadThe convicted murderer is suing for his portrayal as “a kidnapper, murderer and enemy of the state.”
  50. crimes and misdemeanors
    Staten Island Men Pose As Cops to Get Grand Theft Auto VTheir reckless driving tipped off a real officer.
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