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  1. ESPN’s Colin Cowherd Would Rather Quit Than Commentate eSports; The Feeling Is Mutual

    Nerds and jocks can finally agree.

    We've previously reported on those in the broadcast sports field being willfully oblivious to the fact that eSports is a huge industry, and rest assured, it's still happening. ESPN Radio show host Colin Cowherd reacted to seeing a Heroes of the Storm tournament on ESPN2 by promising—I mean, er, threatening. Yeah—to quit if he were ever forced to cover eSports.. aside from angry rants, I guess.

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  2. [UPDATED] Silent Hills Playable Teaser P.T. Is Vanishing From The Playstation Store

    Them there Silent Hills just got silent...er.

    The absolutely horrifying playable teaser for Silent Hills, P.T., is being pulled off the PlayStation Store on Wednesday, April 29th. So if you were somehow waiting to get the shit scared out of you, move quick. Yeah, uh... we're right in line, right behind you. Uh-huh.

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  3. Marvel Entertainment Joins Forces With Telltale Games For New Game

    Clementine will remember this.

    You read that right. Marvel Entertainment is partnering up with none other than Telltale Games to begin work on a new game to be released in 2017.

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  4. The Mass Effect Trilogy Is Only $10 On Amazon Right Now And Here’s Why You Should Play It

    I should go (to Amazon right now).

    The entire Mass Effect trilogy is on sale for PC on Amazon right now for just $10, and that makes Amazon our favorite shop on the Citadel. If you've never played the game before, you absolutely have to take advantage of this deal and get ready for the best 100 hours of your life.

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  5. LOL! Sexist Chess Grand Master Says Men are “Hardwired” to Be Better at the Game Than Women

    Checkmate your privilege

    In an interview with New in Chess that was later picked up by The Guardian, 49-year-old chess grandmaster Nigel Short--who has lost eight times to date to female grandmaster Judit Polgar--says we should "gracefully accept it as a fact" that men are inherently better at things like chess than women.

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  6. Hillary Clinton Playing Game Boy in 1993 Is Your Monday Moment of Zen

    Now you're presiding with power.

    Sure, sure. Current president Barack Obama plays sports or something. Great. Whatever. But Hillary Clinton plays Game Boy. Before it got all retro-nostalgia-cool and before she was the first female president of the United States. (Just future-proofing this post. Don't mind me.)

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  7. [UPDATED] GOG Customer Service Rep Argues With Customer over Transphobia in Pillars of Eternity

    A random defense of a joke that the game's developers already decided not to defend—in case you thought we could have nice things.

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  8. Catch A Glimpse Of Nathan Fillion Back In The Saddle For Firefly Online

    I mean, it's Nathan Fillion. Like, yes. Please.

    The fine folks behind the official Firefly Online YouTube account sent a chill down our collective spines when they offered a short glimpse of Nathan Fillion recording his lines as Mal for the upcoming video game based on the much-beloved series.

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  9. Dust Off Your NES! GameStop Will Begin Buying and Selling Retro Games

    Here we go!

    Are you ready for some 8-bit video games? GameStop's new pilot program is aimed at getting the classics into their stores, and you will be supplying them.

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  10. Damn Right: Anita Sarkeesian Makes TIME’s Top 100 Most Influential People List

    Later, gaters.

    TIME is all about Anita Sarkeesian: only months after being named one of TIME's "30 Most Influential People on the Internet," the feminist gaming critic has also made the magazine's annual "100 Most Influential People" feature.

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  11. How the Gaming Industry’s Gender Problem Showed One Man the Importance of Feminism

    PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren explains why the show so often discusses issues of gender and representation in video games and makes the point that criticizing something you love doesn't mean you love it any less.

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  12. [UPDATED] Fatal Error: The Trailer For The Next (And Last?) Nancy Drew Game Is Here

    It's locked, Clue Crew!

    The latest Nancy Drew game, Sea of Darkness, is out in a mere month, and I am pretty much vibrating with anticipation. What beautiful world will Nancy take us to this time? What ridiculous characters will we meet? How often will I need to use a GameBoomers hint guide to solve the puzzles?

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  13. New Video Game, Freshman Year, Allows Players to Experience How Sexual Harassment Feels

    Some games you play just for fun. Others allow you to gain a new perspective. In Freshman Year, a short, free, online game programmed by Nina Freeman with art by Laura Knetzger, you are "Nina," a freshman in college meeting up with some friends for drinks when things take an unexpected and upsetting turn.

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  14. 12-Year-Old Girl Takes the Gaming Industry to Task Over Paying for Female Characters

    "Why?" -Argument won.

    Free-to-play games have their share of problems that apply to everyone—they make downloading and playing the game on a basic level free, but extra features, characters, and other bonuses generally require the player to pay up. That can be frustrating, but it gets even worse when you look at which of these games charge players to use a female character, and 12-year-old Madeline Messer did just that.

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  15. LEGO Preparing to Take All of Everyone’s Money With Amiibo-like Video Game

    Bricks on bricks on bricks.

    You can build anything with LEGO! And that includes a machine to efficiently extract all of the world's money. All of it. Say hello to LEGO's new toy-based video game, LEGO Dimensions.

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  16. Women in Games Segment Addresses the Gaming Industry’s Gender Problem on Australia’s Good Game

    This segment on women in the video game industry by the Australian gaming show Good Game hits a few important points in gaming diversity squarely on the head and mixes them with inspiring real women in games and programming.

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  17. Felicia Day Shares With Us Her Game Night Tips for International TableTop Day & Beyond

    International TableTop Day is coming up this Saturday, April 11th! If you haven't already made plans or are looking to get someone involved who's never played before, have we got something special for you! Expert Felicia Day has some tips to get you started.

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  18. Obsidian Entertainment Removes Transmisogynistic Joke From Pillars of Eternity at Gamers’ Urging

    Last Sunday, Twitter user Erika Victorious spoke up after finding a transmisogynistic "joke" in some of Pillars of Eternity's backer-submitted content.

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  19. Elders React to The Last of Us and Realize That Gaming Can Be Emotionally Affecting

    Oh wait...I'm supposed to move now?

    Watching Elders React: Gaming on YouTube's React Channel makes me realize that I totally game like an older person. What button do I press? Oh wait, am I supposed to move now? Oh my goodness! It feels so real! This is what happens when, as a child of the 80s, your parents call TV "The Idiot Box" rather than buy you a gaming console.

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  20. [Updated] Watch Today’s Nintendo Direct Live Right Here at 6PM EDT!

    This is no joke.

    What will we see in today's Nintendo direct? (Smash 4's Mewtwo please.) Only one way to find out. (Mewtwo please.) Watch with us live right here starting at 6PM EDT! (MEWTWO PLEASE.)

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