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  1. Don’t Miss a Single PAX Prime Gaming Convention Live Stream This Weekend

    It's dangerous to stream alone. Take this.

    The PAX Prime gaming convention runs from today, August 29, 2014 to September 1, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. But you can still get in on all the fun thanks to a whole bunch of streams on Twitch. We've collected some of the biggest ones and their stream schedules for you here to simplify your life.

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  2. Telltale’s Game of Thrones Game Is Coming, er, Almost Here

    Who's rolling this bad boy out? Martin?

    We finally have some more information about what the company that brought us The Walking Dead and Fables will offer Game of Thrones fans.

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  3. Nintendo Announces New 3DS, Confirms Leaked Smash Bros. Character in Nintendo Direct [UPDATED: Character Spoiler Spotted in Video]

    Looks like we don't have a choice!

    Last night, Nintendo held a Japan-only Nintendo direct, where they announced several things including new 3DS models which have a second circle pad built in among several new features and a brand new Smash Bros. character. The new models will reportedly even have a faster processor and exclusive games which the current 3DS won't be able to play.

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  4. A Disheartening Account Of The Harrassment Going On In Gaming Right Now (And how Adam Baldwin Is Involved)

    AKA, an actual depression quest.

    This month has been terrible in every concieveable sense of the word, in some part due to the rapidly escalating harassment of prominent feminists in gaming. Every time you think it's at its peak and things might start to cool down, jerks on the Internet ensure that it all ramps right back up again, to the point where we weren't sure how to cover the story because we didn't even know where to start. In case you haven't been following, here's what's been going on.

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  5. Joss Whedon: Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency “Is Just Truth-Telling. Deal.”

    You've been Jossed. No, wait, that's something different.

    A new Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games installment hit the web on Monday, and with it came the requisite (in the oh-of-course sense, not the this-should-actually-happen sense) wave of backlash against creator Anita Sarkeesian. If you're one of those people who gives Sarkeesian hell because "she's just listing things you could find on Wikipedia!," Joss Whedon thinks you're missing the point.

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  6. Calling All Writers—Games Are the New Frontier

    Boring old stories for video game? Ocarinah.

    I live a strange double life, stuck between the diametrically opposed worlds of writing and gaming. When I go to an English class and mention that I’m a gamer, people treat it as a non-sequitur and the chatter moves on to the latest in an ever-growing list of efforts to get John Green to come to campus. But when I go to a game studies class, the conversation completely flips, and I get blank stares or condescending remarks if I try to defend story as an important part of games.

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  7. Pokémon Fighting Game Pokkén Tournament Officially Announced With Gameplay Footage!

    What? Tekken is evolving!

    News of this Pokémon fighting game has been floating around for over a year, but it's finally official: The Pokémon Company has announced an arcade fighter called Pokkén Tournament. And no, the title being a portmanteau of Pokémon and Tekken is no accident—it's in development at Tekken studio Bandai Namco.

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  8. It’s Officially Official This Time: Amazon Will Buy Twitch for Lots of Money

    So when do we get Twitch Plays Amazon?

    Remember a few weeks ago when everyone said Google was going to buy Twitch? And then remember a few weeks after that, when more people said Google was going to buy Twitch, and everyone seemed pretty sure it was a done deal? Surprise! Twitch has announced that they're being bought by Amazon! Oh, you thought I was going to say Google? Yeah, you're not the only one.

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  9. Dorkly Shows Us 20 Pieces Of Expertly Crafted Video Game Graffiti

    You may have you own opinions on graffiti but this one, spotted by scrambler90, features badass Samus and I wish someone had done it on my wall.

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  10. Tropes vs. Women in Video Games: Woman as Background Decoration, Part 2

    In the sixth video of the Feminist Frequency Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games series, Anita Sarkeesian expands upon the ideas from her last video—"Woman as Background Decoration"—and remarks on how female bodies are often seen both as sexual objects and as victims of male violence. Please note the content warning for graphic sexual and violent game footage.

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