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'Minecraft' Creator Trolls Trans People, Twitter Claps Back

'Minecraft' Creator Trolls Trans People, Twitter Claps Back

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 14
Swedish video game maker Markus Alexej Persson is known for making provocative comments, but his take on transwomen, which he shared in a series of tweets, instantly summoned a deluge of critical responses.

Sega Halts Game Shipment after Actor Arrested on Drug Charge

Sega Halts Game Shipment after Actor Arrested on Drug Charge

By Yuri Kageyama | Mar 14
Japanese entertainment company Sega has cancelled shipments of its video game "Judgment," also known as "Judge Eyes," after one of its actors was arrested on drug charges.

Jury Recommends 30 Years for Guard Who Killed Pokemon Go Player

Jury Recommends 30 Years for Guard Who Killed Pokemon Go Player

Mar 5
A Virginia jury has recommended a 30-year prison sentence for a Chesapeake security guard who killed a man prosecutors say was playing "Pokemon Go."

Nintendo Chief: Seeking Growth Sources As Switch Sales Slow

Nintendo Chief: Seeking Growth Sources As Switch Sales Slow

By Yuri Kageyama | Feb 3
Nintendo's president says the Kyoto-based video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises is counting on business outside the game sector for future growth.

GLAAD Announces Nominees for 30th Annual Media Awards

GLAAD Announces Nominees for 30th Annual Media Awards

Jan 25
GLAAD is honoring video games for the first time during its 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards.

3 Most Popular Online Casinos in Thailand

3 Most Popular Online Casinos in Thailand

Jan 11
If you're in Thailand, you should check out these three online game rooms. Besides being licensed, they have an outstanding reputation with avid players and casino insiders. Lady luck is waiting for you!

Women Navigate Toxicity, Other Barriers in Esports

Women Navigate Toxicity, Other Barriers in Esports

By Jake Seiner | Jan 3
The Entertainment Software Association reported this year that 45 percent of U.S. gamers are female, yet women make up a scant portion of the professional esports player pool.

Gamers Worry About the Future State of Gaming Security

Gamers Worry About the Future State of Gaming Security

Jan 2
McAfee has released results from its survey, "Game Over: The Future of Gaming Security," finding that while gamers profess to exhibit good cybersecurity habits there's still work to do.

'Little League for Esports' Hopes to Organize Youth Gaming

'Little League for Esports' Hopes to Organize Youth Gaming

By Jake Seiner | Dec 13
Super League is trying to bring structure to an industry devoid of it at the youth level.

Reclaiming Video Games' Queer Past Before It Disappears

By Adrienne Shaw | Nov 17
Now, at last, a mainstream LGBTQ activist organization has found that it can't ignore video games any longer.

Fending off Fortnite: Can Overwatch Stay Atop Esports World?

By Jack Seiner | Jul 29
The Overwatch League has planted its flag atop the esports mountain. But just like its twitchy-thumbed superstars, the premier circuit can't afford to sit still. Not as long as Fortnite commands the rest of the gaming universe.

Science Says: What Makes Something Truly Addictive

By Lindsey Tanner | Jun 21
Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next?

Compulsive Video Game Playing Now New Mental Health Problem

By Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng | Jun 18
For video game addicts, it might soon be "game over."

2 Gamers Plead Not Guilty in Kansas 'Swatting' Death

By Roxana Hegeman | Jun 16
Two online gamers whose dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet allegedly led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a "swatting" case.

Developer Defends School-Shooting Game as Victims Complain

By Dave Collins | Jun 14
The developer of a school-shooting video game is vowing to continue selling it online as parents of slain children and other mass shooting victims work to get the game wiped off the internet.

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