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  1. Clawsome! Catlateral Damage Now Available for Purrchase on Steam

    Pawlease let me play this immediately.

    Remember way back in January 2014 when we first told you about Catlateral Damage, the mischievous cat simulator? Then so many people dug it that they ran a successful Kickstarter? Well the time has finally arrived, my feline friends; now you can play Catlateral Damage any time you want - it's available on Steam!

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  2. Former Competitive Smash Bros. Player Talks About Fighting Sexism in eSports

    eSports are growing in popularity at an incredibly fast rate, but they still have a long way to go in terms of being inclusive. Competitive Smash Bros. Melee player Lilian "Milktea" Chen has dealt with her share of sexism over the course of her Smash career, and in this TED Talk, she advocates a simple solution: talking things through and educating those who don't understand why their behavior is harmful.

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  3. The Reason You Can’t Get The Mario Theme Out Of Your Head, According to Science!

    PBS' Game/Show knows that the original Mario music is the most memorable thing ever, but why exactly has Nintendo burrowed its way into your brain for all eternity? Let science explain!

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Disney Infinity 3.0‘s Ahsoka Figurine Is One BAMF

    Let the hype flow through you.

    We're already big fans of Disney Infinity, and Disney Infinity 3.0's Ahsoka makes an incredible addition. Wallet, you must be sacrificed to the cause.

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  5. Check Out the “Savage Road” Trailer for the Mad Max Video Game

    Sadly lacking in Imperator Furiosa.

    Sadly, the upcoming Mad Max video game is an open-world survival fest and not a movie tie-in, so this trailer is missing everyone's favorite Fury Road character, but hopefully we'll see some character customization options to help out on that front as you become your very own road warrior.

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  6. Teen Gamer Pleads Guilty to “Swatting” Female Gamers Who Turned Down His Advances

    *Incoherent screaming.*

    This is where the commonly espoused wisdom of "just turn the guy down"/"just ignore him" meets the harsh reality of "some entitled dudes do crazy things when women don't do what they want."

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  7. The Westport Independent Is a Video Game That Helps Us Understand Censorship

    Like, real censorship. Not being disagreed with on the Internet.

    There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about what the word "censorship" means. Thankfully, there's a game that aims to help players understand what censorship actually means and how it works.

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  8. Oxenfree Feels Like Everything My Rebellious Teenage Self Wanted in a Game

    Yeah, I was totally that cool kid who got invited to all the creepy island parties.

    Not only does it look like it's equal parts Kentucky Route Zero, Night in the Woods, and Life is Strange, but it also captures that vibe of being a rebellious teenager and doing things you shouldn't be doing.

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  9. Great Scott! Doc Brown Would Like You to Excuse the Crudity of His LEGO Dimensions Models

    They found him! I don't know how, but they found him.

    In case a "toys-to-life" game from LEGO didn't inherently have what it takes to make all of the money, Doc Brown is here with his latest invention: the cash extractor. AKA Back to the Future in LEGO Dimensions.

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  10. The Mary Sue Interview: Roy van der Schilden and Aïda de Ridder on Herald, Colonialism, and Cultural Identity

    The Mary Sue had a chance to chat with Roy van der Schilden and Aïda de Ridder, two developers behind the adventure game/visual novel Herald. Before our chat, I got to try out a quick demo of the game. The moment I fired it up, I knew I was in for something... different.

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  11. Nintendo of America Hires Doug Bowser as Sales VP (Really), Mario Reportedly Furious

    "Doug Bowser. Of the Mushroom Kingdom Bowsers. How do you do?"

    First we had the Koopalings. Then we had Bowser Jr. But that's not enough Bowser spin-off characters for Nintendo. No, Nintendo of America has hired Doug Bowser as their VP of sales—perfectly positioning themselves for world domination. Don't worry, they all knew the jokes were coming.

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  12. [UPDATED] Gamergate Death Threat Is a Slam Dunk for Prosecutors. Will They Act?

    The death threat you're about to hear in this tape comes from Columbus, Ohio. The prosecuting attorney in that district is Ron O’Brien. If he wished, he could bring criminal charges against this man by the end of the day. I have an employee at my company whose entire job it is to research and catalogue these threats for law enforcement. And yet, terrifyingly, nothing has been done.

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  13. Hardcore Gamer Mom In China Gives Birth In an Internet Cafe, Goes Back to Gaming

    Sometimes, you just need to finish a raid.

    Um, this one's for anyone who questions the fact that women can be hardcore gamers. In Nanchang, China, a 24-year-old pregnant woman sat playing a video game in an internet cafe while waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up. Then she gave birth. THEN SHE WENT BACK TO PLAYING HER GAME.

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  14. Noooo: Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 3 Won’t Be Released This Year

    Clementine will remember that.

    Despite the fact that Telltale's The Walking Dead season two concluded in August of 2014, we won't be seeing any story progression at all for the rest of the year. C'mon, Telltale, we're approaching Mad Men levels of season gaps!

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  15. Mrrow: Wreck Your Human’s Night With My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up At 3AM Every Day

    I'm huuuungry. It's coooold. Pet me. Don't pet me. Okay, pet me.

    Will Herring's My Garbage Cat Wakes Me Up At 3AM Every Day on itch.io is beautiful in its simplicity and hilarious in its execution. The objective is simple: wake your lazy human person thing up. Why? Who cares.

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  16. Blizzard Drops Massive Ban Hammer on Over 100,000 World of Warcraft Accounts to Stop Cheating

    Dishonorbuddy.

    Blizzard has had it with World of Warcraft cheaters, and they've finally done something about a bot that has been ruining the game for rule sticklers everywhere: they banned a whole bunch of accounts.

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  17. Ladies Kickin’ Butt on Hulk: The Mary Sue Exclusive Interview with Disney Infinity 3.0 Designer Jeff Bunker

    You're no match for Mulan and Minnie, big guy.

    Last year The Mary Sue spoke to Disney Infinity 2.0's executive producer John Vignocchi about Disney Infinity's commitment to having tons of awesome playable female characters, and Disney Infinity 3.0 is no different.

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  18. LEGO Jurassic World Lets You PLAY AS THE DINOSAUR, GUYS

    Not enough Goldblum.

    The new LEGO Jurassic World game will be released the same day as the film (June 12), and will cover everything Jurassic ever, from Isla Nublar to Isla Sorna. And while you're playing through all four movie games, you'll also get to play as the dinosaur, and even customize your dino if you collect enough amber.

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  19. New Feminist Frequency Video in “Positive Female Characters” Series Examines Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil

    The second episode of Feminist Frequency’s new Positive Female Characters series continues to showcase awesome representation in gaming by looking at the importance of Jade, the protagonist of Ubisoft's 2003 game Beyond Good & Evil.

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  20. Inconceivable! Wallace Shawn, Zelda Williams, Christopher Lloyd In King’s Quest Revival

    Yeah, that's happening.

    If you've got fond memories of sitting in front of a glowing screen playing King's Quest (or even if you don't!), you're going to want to check out this brand new King's Quest revival game if only for the stellar cast they've got on board. It's not every day you get a cast of this caliber on a revival for a classic video game.

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