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Local video game shop adds second store – The Post-Standard

Local video game shop adds second store
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Cicero, N.Y. — A local video game retailer in business for 20 years is opening a second location. Microgame Play & Trade opened a new store at 8124 Brewerton Road in Cicero earlier this month. Its original store is on Route 31 in Clay, across from the

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10 Artistic Things Video Games Can Do That Movies Can’t – WhatCulture!


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10 Artistic Things Video Games Can Do That Movies Can’t
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For a long time, there has been a raging debate going on with regards to the artistic merit of video games. And with every new Call of Duty title that finds its way into world, video game skeptics raise their voices to challenge the medium again. Even

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Short Video Games We Wish Were Longer

What’s the longest time you’ve ever played a video game? Do you prefer overly dragging ones or the finish-it-in-a-single-sitting ones? Short but sweet, these video games are just too much fun to end too soon. Contributor: Benjamin Barry Published: Apr 13, 2014

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Video games not just fun and games for UWSP developer club – Marshfield News-Herald

Video games not just fun and games for UWSP developer clubMarshfield News-HeraldThe event is a fundraiser for the club, which aims to bring opportunity to those aspiring to enter the video game industry, said Club President Kevin Barthman. The club is …

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Art exhibit blends video games with religious iconography – Polygon

Art exhibit blends video games with religious iconography
Polygon
An art exhibit currently showing in New York imagines video game scenes as if they were religious frescoes from the late Middle Ages. The one shown here is “Defenders of Ataros,” by Dan Hernandez, plainly referencing Atari’s Missile Command. It’s part

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The Best Bunnies In Video Games

It’s Easter, which is a time of rebirth, seasonal candy, eggs, and bunnies. These are some of the best bunnies as they have appeared in video games. Robbie the Rabbit – Silent Hill 3 Silent Hill is full of memorable, terrifying enemies, like the iconic Pyramid Head and the nurses without faces. Who would of thought that a tall pink rabbit would stand right alongside them with a wide, bloody grin …

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Video games were an easy target for the NSA | Brian Crecente

For gamers, trust and friendships are key components of play. I hope that isn’t ruined forever by government and corporate prying We live in a time when privacy is a quaint notion. The idea that what you say, no matter where you say it, might be kept private seems increasingly antiquated. Phones are tapped, emails read and now video games monitored. In the latest revelation plucked from the …

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‘Art of Video Games’ exhibit coming to Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Video games are coming to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. The museum is hosting a touring exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum called “The Art of Video Games.” Museum director Brian Kennedy says it’s easy to see how artists are …

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‘Art of Video Games’ exhibit coming to Toledo – Washington Times

‘Art of Video Games‘ exhibit coming to Toledo
Washington Times
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Video games are coming to the Toledo Museum of Art this summer. The museum is hosting a touring exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum called “The Art of Video Games.” Museum director Brian Kennedy says it’s easy …

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Dad killed crying son over video game: police

Cody Wygant was an avid player of video games like Aliens Extermination and Call of Duty. The role-playing games were so important that the persistent screams of his 16-month-old son was too much of an annoyance, according to the Citrus County sheriff’s office in Florida.

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What is Bruce Lee doing in a UFC video game? – Polygon

What is Bruce Lee doing in a UFC video game?
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Bruce Lee died in 1973. Twenty years later, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was founded. And 21 years after that, both are appearing in a video game together, EA Sports UFC. The team-up is not without some controversy. Bruce Lee’s brand of fighting, …

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How augmented reality builds bridge between games and children’s books

Two years ago, Sony’s PlayStation 3 “game” Wonderbook began a trend that redefines both games and books for the 21st century Augmented reality is building a bridge between video games and books, redefining both in the process. Wonderbook thrust augmented books into the mainstream in 2012 The concept behind augmented reality books is simple: a physical book contains many elements that elude the …

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Top Video Games 2014 & Release Dates for Xbox One, PS4, PC Titles: Top 5 … – Latin Post

Latin PostTop Video Games 2014 & Release Dates for Xbox One, PS4, PC Titles: Top 5 …Latin PostUnlike previous years when we would see repetitive releases on the same old video game platforms, each and every next-gen PS4 and Xbox One release in 20…

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Florida Orchestra embraces video games for ‘rePlay: Symphony of Heroes’ – Tbo.com

Florida Orchestra embraces video games for ‘rePlay: Symphony of Heroes’
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The Florida Orchestra answers that question this weekend with the North American premiere of “rePlay: Symphony of Heroes,” a multimedia night of music from the realm of video games. “rePlay” features a suite of 15 short scores by film and video

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Tapping Into the Emotional Side of Video Games: Developing Hope, Healing and Love

“Video games have always been a part of my life,” said Jenovah Chen. “I always played games with my friends, but as I got older, my friends stopped playing.” Chen, president and co-founder of thatgamecompany , wondered why that was. While his friends said they were too busy, it wasn’t that they didn’t have time for other forms of entertainment. See also: More Women Game Developers Means More …

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Ask PSLS: Who is Your Favorite Companion in Video Games? – PlayStation LifeStyle

Ask PSLS: Who is Your Favorite Companion in Video Games?PlayStation LifeStyleDaxter grabbed my attention as the identity of Jak and Daxter, because Jak did not yet have a voice, and he was the entire personality of the duo in the first game. The little…

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6 Video Games That Wreak Havoc on NYC – Mashable

6 Video Games That Wreak Havoc on NYCMashableNew York City is burning. The famous American metropolis is a popular playground for video games, but more for destruction than just admiring its skyscrapers. The city that never sleeps is often virtually re…

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Why You Never Actually Feel the Need For Speed In Video Games

You might have the need for speed, but in video games, you never feel it. Maybe that’s why we went from sprinting at super-human speeds in Doom to trudging along in Call of Duty. Video games have to fool us into thinking we are going fast or slow. Like how you judge the speed of traffic when merging onto a highway, video game developers use the relative positions of objects to give players a …

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TransGaming Announces New Licensing Model; Expansion of Its Leading Games Technology to Mobile Platforms; and Games …

TransGaming Inc. , a global leader in delivering innovative technology solutions for the rapidly evolving video games industry, today announced a significant leap for its Graphics and Portability Group …

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Video games in education doesn’t have to mean educational video games – Polygon

Video games in education doesn’t have to mean educational video games
Polygon
Play is one of the fundamental ways in which humans learn. Video games, like games in general, are inherently educational, but they still haven’t quite taken off in the classroom. Many teachers remain dismissive of video games, or outright hostile

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Visit these real cities by playing a video game – Fox News

Visit these real cities by playing a video gameFox NewsVideo games often show bloody scenes of rampant carnage, speeding racecars on professional tracks, and cartoon-like plumbers jumping off platforms. Yet, in a few cases, games take place in real cit…

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The crazy covers of Iraq’s bootleg video game market – Polygon

The crazy covers of Iraq’s bootleg video game market
Polygon
One might assume that the cover of a bootleg work would be a throwaway affair. But someone put some effort into these covers on pirated PlayStation 2 games being sold in Iraq. For example, the Matrix 2: Path of Neo cover shows Agent Smith with, for

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Watch Below from Capy Games in dark, atmospheric, dungeon-crawling action – Polygon

Watch Below from Capy Games in dark, atmospheric, dungeon-crawling action
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“Part of the reason the way the game world is built is that there was a time where AAA games held your hand too much. I think video games sort of went in the usability direction a little too far, and a lot of games now are responding to that. Games

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App lets fans take on pro athletes in online video games – The Tennessean

App lets fans take on pro athletes in online video gamesThe TennesseanOverDog is a mobile app that allows sports fans to compete with professional athletes as they play their favorite video games. Launched last year by former Chicago Bears linebacker H…

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Why video games don’t make good movies – USA TODAY


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Why video games don’t make good movies
USA TODAY
Need for Speed seemed poised to become the video game movie to break the mold. Based on a game that sold more than 140 million units, the commercial potential was clear. It starred the Emmy-winning Aaron Paul, coming off the final season of TV’s …
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The latest must be the greatest in sports video games – Polygon

The latest must be the greatest in sports video games
Polygon
Ask a fan for his favorite sports video game and you’ll rarely get a current one. You may not even get one for a console still in production. Warhorses like NHL ’94, Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball and the venerated NFL 2K5 come up a lot. Among mine are NCAA …

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