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nytimes.com - Shira Ovide - We Need a New Term for Video Games
We Need a New Term for Video Games
The New York Times

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Everyone is trying to get us to come out — or stay in — and play. Seriously. Peloton, Netflix, Zoom, TikTok, Amazon, Apple and Google are all…

pajiba.com - Kayleigh Donaldson - Is the Video Game Industry Truly Rotten to the Core?
Is the Video Game Industry Truly Rotten to the Core?
Pajiba

This week, it was revealed that California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing was launching legal action against Activision Blizzard, one of the biggest and most powerful companies in the video game industry. Concluding a two-year…

pcmag.com - Stephanie Mlot - Google's Tokyo Olympics Doodle Pays Homage to 16-Bit Video Games
Google's Tokyo Olympics Doodle Pays Homage to 16-Bit Video Games
PCMag

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games have officially begun, and Google is celebrating the international sporting event with an ongoing interactive Doodle. Join calico cathlete Lucky as she explores Doodle Champion Island, a 16-bit world of mini…

gamespot.com - James Carr - US Video Game Sales Were Somehow Even Higher In Q2 Than Last Year
US Video Game Sales Were Somehow Even Higher In Q2 Than Last Year
GameSpot

U.S. video game spending in the second quarter of 2021 has increased 2% to $14 billion over the same period in 2020. According to the NPD Group, overall consumer spending on video games for April to June 2021 totaled $14 billion, a small increase…

elitedaily.com - Ani Bundel - Tokyo Played Actual Video Game Music During The Parade Of Nations
Tokyo Played Actual Video Game Music During The Parade Of Nations
Elite Daily

Fans of the Olympics always expect that the opening ceremonies will represent the host country's culture, with easter eggs tucked away within the visuals. But the 2021 Tokyo Olympics had a unique reference for those watching at home in a more…

slashgear.com - Eric Abent - Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise
SlashGear

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have officially kicked off, albeit a year late and without live spectators. Gamers who watched the Opening Ceremony of the event and the Parade of Nations were greeted by something they probably weren't expecting: a…

mercurynews.com - CNN.com Wire Service - California sues video game developers Activision Blizzard, alleging culture of sexual harassment
California sues video game developers Activision Blizzard, alleging culture of sexual harassment
The Mercury News

California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil lawsuit July 21 against one of America's largest video game developers Activision Blizzard, alleging multiple female employees were subjected to gender discrimination, sexual…

nytimes.com - Victor Mather - Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: Live Updates as the Games Begin
Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: Live Updates as the Games Begin
The New York Times

Current time in Tokyo: July 23, 7:05 p.m. The opening ceremony of what is being marketed as the 2020 Olympics finally takes place on Friday night (Friday morning U.S. time) — one year late. In many ways, the event at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo…

6abc.com - Activision Blizzard lawsuit: California sues video game developer, alleging culture of sexual harassment
Activision Blizzard lawsuit: California sues video game developer, alleging culture of sexual harassment
6abc Philadelphia

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday against one of America's largest video game developers Activision Blizzard, alleging multiple female employees were subjected to gender…

nbcnewyork.com - Walsh Giarrusso - Olympics Ceremony Uses Music from Japanese Video Games
Olympics Ceremony Uses Music from Japanese Video Games
NBC New York

A medley of songs from iconic Japanese video games served as the soundtrack for the parade of countries at the opening ceremony on Friday night. Video game composers are famous in Japan, and NieR, one of the series featured in the parade, has seen…

alljobsnew.com - admin - These are the very best video games obtainable on the Oculus Quest 2
These are the very best video games obtainable on the Oculus Quest 2
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Digital actuality could can help you discover incredible worlds or actual locations on Earth, however you may normally be on their lonesome doing it. Fortunately, there are a rising variety of multiplayer experiences, both with fellow Quest 2 house…

nikkei.com - Staff Writer - Olympics latest: Naomi Osaka lights Olympic flame
Olympics latest: Naomi Osaka lights Olympic flame
日本経済新聞

TOKYO -- The Tokyo Olympics are finally upon us after a long journey filled with controversy, and an unprecedented one-year postponement because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some sports have already held events, the officially proceedings begin…

gamasutra.com - Staff - Get a job: Egosoft is hiring a Senior Game Programmer
Get a job: Egosoft is hiring a Senior Game Programmer
Gamasutra

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry! Here is just one of the many, many positions being advertised right now. Egosoft, the creators of the popular X space simulation game…

venturebeat.com - Dean Takahashi - Niko Partners: Asia is 54% of the $1B global esports market
Niko Partners: Asia is 54% of the $1B global esports market
VentureBeat

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. The Asia esports market is more than 54% of the $1 billion dollar global esports market, according to market researcher Niko Partners. Asia is the world's largest and most…

kotaku.com.au - Why So Many Video Game Enemies Are Really Cute
Why So Many Video Game Enemies Are Really Cute
Kotaku Australia

Published 2 hours ago: July 23, 2021 at 2:30 pm Like many people all around the world during lockdown, I spent some quality time with my siblings hunched around a video game. During a standard run through one of Super Mario 3D World's many…

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