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Why the stress-reducing ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is the game for this time of coronavirus

Why the stress-reducing ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ is the game for this time of coronavirus
April 28, 2020

As the Friday release date of Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” approaches, there have been calls on social media for the Japanese video game giant to unleash the latest edition of the game...

From ‘1917’ to, yes, ‘Parasite,’ video games are even influencing prestige movies

From ‘1917’ to, yes, ‘Parasite,’ video games are even influencing prestige movies
February 18, 2020

A video game has yet to win an Academy Award, but that doesn’t mean the influence of the interactive medium wasn’t felt at this year’s Oscars. Consider that two of the awards season’s most talked-about...

What’s Trending? On Twitter!- October 23rd

What's Trending? On Twitter!- October 23rd
October 23, 2019

#RewriteATvOrMovieEnding- Twitter users use their imagination to redo the endings of various Television shows or movies. Many users use pictures, GIFS and videos to express their ideas. There’s enough...

New club hopes to bring students together through video games

New club hopes to bring students together through video games
October 10, 2019

NORFOLK- Northeast Community College student Austin Miller and a group of his friends are taking video games to a whole new level. They have begun to put together an esports club for the college. Activities...

What to play: ‘Wilmot’s Warehouse,’ a puzzle game about sorting for our Marie Kondo age

What to play: ‘Wilmot’s Warehouse,’ a puzzle game about sorting for our Marie Kondo age
October 3, 2019

Life is a mess. And within that big mess is a bunch of little messes. I’m writing this from my bedroom, with a view straight into my disaster of a closet. It stresses me out. I’m sure my cat sitter...

How US video game companies are building tools for China’s surveillance state

How US video game companies are building tools for China’s surveillance state
September 12, 2019

Last October, software developers at Riot Games in Santa Monica fielded an unusual request. Like other video game makers, Riot’s success depends on its ability to make games that are compulsively playable,...

Nontraditional funding may have nearly killed e-sports video firm

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January 19, 2017

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Video games as a professional sport made no sense to Lars Windhorst, a European oil and agriculture investor, until a summer evening in Seoul....

Blizzard wants to create ‘Overwatch’ league with city-specific video game fans

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November 10, 2016

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Blizzard Entertainment pioneered e-sports with its “Starcraft” franchise more than a decade ago. Now, with “Overwatch,” the Los Angeles-area...

‘Ratchet & Clank’ review: high-caliber rounds

November 1, 2016

By Steve Watts Shacknews.com (TNS) “Ratchet & Clank” has tinkered with a lot of elements over the years. Each game for the last decade has attempted to add some new twist or spin on the familiar...

‘Quantum Break’ review: Show, don’t tell

November 1, 2016

By Steve Watts Shacknews.com (TNS) In “Quantum Break,” a time travel experiment gone wrong leads to a tear in time, as possible realities crash into each other in shattered pieces throughout the...

Game Review: A Monster Mash In ‘Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe And The Blight Below’

Game Review: A Monster Mash In ‘Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe And The Blight Below’
October 20, 2015

GamerHub.tv (TNS) It’s been nearly 10 years since “Dragon Quest” fans have had a proper sequel to its main series on consoles, though we’ve seen a number of spinoffs and remakes across a variety...

NBA 2K16, A Thundering Slam Dunk

NBA 2K16, A Thundering Slam Dunk
October 6, 2015

Letting a championship slip out of your grasp can be a harrowing experience for a franchise. Some teams never get over the hump, fading back into the pack never to emerge as a contender again. Others use...

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