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3 video games that teach crucial life skills – MarketWatch

3 video games that teach crucial life skills
MarketWatch
Gaming is often seen as a waste of time or a fun distraction at best. But contemporary gaming is different. Online video games are increasingly learning tools that help gamers develop life skills. Here are three games that are unlike anything you’ve

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A new ‘Destiny’ for non-sequel video games at E3 – The Idaho Statesman


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A new ‘Destiny’ for non-sequel video games at E3
The Idaho Statesman
FILE – This June 12, 2013 file photo shows attendees waiting in line for presentations on the video games, “Watch Dogs” and “Tom Clancy’s The Division” at the Ubisoft booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The recent success of …

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Gaming Commission hears proposal to link video games, slots – Las Vegas Sun

Gaming Commission hears proposal to link video games, slots
Las Vegas Sun
CARSON CITY — Allowing gambling on video game competition may be a wave of the future in Nevada. “The market is huge,” says Christopher LaPorte, owner of Insert Coins, a video arcade in downtown Las Vegas. This would be a new way to invigorate …

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The Internet spent a whopping 2.4 billion hours watching ‘competitive video … – Washington Post


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The Internet spent a whopping 2.4 billion hours watching ‘competitive video
Washington Post
That’s not 2.4 billion hours playing video games, a self-evidently fun, recreational activity that many people have indulged in since the Atari days. It’s 2.4 billion hours watching other people play video games. In the words of the IHS report
A marketer’s dream: League of Legends, Dota 2 help e-sports rack up 2.4 VentureBeat

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How the video game industry became bigger than movies and music – Yahoo Finance (blog)

How the video game industry became bigger than movies and musicYahoo Finance (blog)Video games are serious business. In the beginning of the 1990s Nintendo owned nearly 90% of the video game industry, but within just a few years the company found its m…

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12 Video Games You Can Complete in One Afternoon – Wall St. Cheat Sheet


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12 Video Games You Can Complete in One Afternoon
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Game console collecting dust? Or has it simply been assigned as the dedicated Netflix machine? Video games are an expensive and time-consuming hobby. When there are things like work, school, and kids to think about, it’s hard enough to eek out a little …

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‘Killer virgin’ claimed video games changed ‘innocent, happy self’ – WND.com


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‘Killer virgin’ claimed video games changed ‘innocent, happy self’
WND.com
“Of course, while playing these video games, my innocent, happy self knew nothing of the significant role video games would play during a large portion of my life…and the sanctuary such games would provide for me from the cruelties of this world.” He

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Investing in the Video Game Paradigm Shift – Motley Fool

Investing in the Video Game Paradigm Shift
Motley Fool
The video game industry could see one of the most meaningful shakeups that we’ve seen in a number of years. Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA ) might be partnering to stream games via the TV set through a service that would …

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Delay Tests Video Game Developer – New York Times

Delay Tests Video Game DeveloperNew York TimesIn a bustling former textile mill here, where the French video game studio Ubisoft has its North American headquarters, designers staring into large computer monitors have been trying to bring that vision t…

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After 32 years, video games return to Marshfield – Boston Globe


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After 32 years, video games return to Marshfield
Boston Globe
Her father, George Andrews, who owned the Roadhouse at the time, ran a side business as a distributor of arcade machines, including many of the 80 video and pinball games in Marshfield businesses when the ban went into effect. “We had about 20 games …

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If Euclid Played Video Games This Is The App He’d Build To Teach Geometry – Forbes


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If Euclid Played Video Games This Is The App He’d Build To Teach Geometry
Forbes
There’s an simple way to learn geometry over the summer. It is easy and fun. Imagine Euclidean geometry: the video game. If your experience in high school geometry was anything like mine, it probably sounds like torture. But games make learning fun.

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If Euclid Played Video Games, This Is The App He’d Build To Teach Geometry

There’s an simple way to learn geometry over the summer. It is easy and fun. Imagine Euclidean geometry: the video game. If your experience in high school geometry was anything like mine, it probably sounds like torture. But games make learning fun. These days, game and app developers are constantly designing a new kinds of learning materials. But the way humans learn hasn’t really changed. The …

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How One Video Game Became a Million-Dollar Professional Sport – Mashable

How One Video Game Became a Million-Dollar Professional Sport
Mashable
They were there to watch professional gamers compete on the international stage at the World Championships of the video game League of Legends — one of the largest and most watched eSports tournaments in history. See also: How a YouTube …

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Memories Of My 16-Year Career In Video Games – Kotaku

Memories Of My 16-Year Career In Video Games
Kotaku
Banjo-Kazooie, or as I termed it, “Bird and Bear” to try to somehow sound less silly when speaking about it in casual conversation, was my first game after getting a job on TV to talk authoritatively about video games. “We need you to play more” was

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10 Video Games That Book Lovers Will Enjoy – Publishers Weekly

10 Video Games That Book Lovers Will Enjoy
Publishers Weekly
Blake J. Harris’s Console Wars is the riveting story of the competition between Nintendo and Sega, a battle that took years and determined the king of video games in the ’90s. If you’re a video game fan, you owe it to yourself to check it out. If

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The Sometimes Surprising Effects Of Video Games – WBUR

The Sometimes Surprising Effects Of Video Games
WBUR
It’s easy to associate video games with violence. I used to worry constantly about this connection, especially when my youngest became a dedicated gamer. But even before his affinity with technology began, I worried about his seeming lack of compassion

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Video games are the most fascinating medium ever created, David Cage says – GameSpot

Video games are the most fascinating medium ever created, David Cage saysGameSpotAccording to David Cage, head of Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream, video games are the most fascinating medium ever created. The latest issue of Pl…

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South County’s Tommy Tallarico Creates Music and Art through Video Games

The Maestro of Video Games By Brian Park In the digital world of video games, San Juan Capistrano resident Tommy Tallarico is a game changer. For those who have ever skateboarded their way through a foundry in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater or raced through the streets of Agrabah in Disney’s Aladdin, it was Tallarico who […]

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​The Most Diverse Video Game Cast Is Getting Even More Varied – Kotaku

​The Most Diverse Video Game Cast Is Getting Even More Varied
Kotaku
A whole new crop of character models are coming to SpyParty and, when it eventually comes out, the cat-and-mouse game might wind up looking more like the real world than any other video game ever. The people playing as a spy or sniper in SpyParty are …

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How to End Video Games’ Bullying Problem: Change the Games – The Atlantic

How to End Video Games‘ Bullying Problem: Change the Games
The Atlantic
The claim that video games cause young boys to be violent or abusive has been largely discredited. But it speaks the truth loudly when reversed: Video games are where boys go to be horrible. Tales of emotional abuse between players in online games are …

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What video games do you play when you’re sad? – Polygon

What video games do you play when you’re sad?
Polygon
If this is your first episode, Friends List is a daily web series where we have one-on-one talks about a single question related to video games. The goal is to give Polygon’s many team members across the globe and those involved in covering, designing

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