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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Smash Bros. for 3DS Video Leaks Confirm New, Fan Favorite Characters [Updated]

    Spoilers, sweetie.

    Want to know who's going to be in the new Smash Bros. games? Of course you do! But if you want to know right now instead of waiting on Miiverse posts, you're finally in luck. Spoilers ahead, obviously. Read on at your own risk.

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  8. Adult Women Now Make Up Half of All Gamers, Outnumber Boys Under 18 Years Old

    Gamers gonna game.

    Hey remember how girls are supposed to think that video games are gross and totally don't belong in your hobby, or whatever? Yeah, no. We make up 48% of all "gamers," according to the Entertainment Software Association—which makes us a larger demographic than teenage boys. So, guess you'd better get used to us.

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  9. Mo’ Neopoints, Mo’ Problems: How That Website We Liked As Kids Became An Economist’s Nightmare

    or, A Brief Overview of Neopets's Economic Woes.

    If you're an early twenty-something Internet user with a fair grasp of HTML and an unusual penchant for omelets, odds are you picked up both of those traits from playing Neopets at some point in your life. First launched in 1999, the site was kind of like a beefed up version of Pokémon: you got your own virtual pets and an entire world to explore with them. Fifteen years later, the game is still chugging along—and it's become a lot more complicated than any ten year old could imagine.

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  10. There’s an Official Flappy Bird Sequel If You Haven’t Moved on With Your Life Yet

    Get it before its inevitable removal!

    When Flappy Bird was yanked from the app store by its creator, Dong Nguyen, at the height of its popularity, it created a void that could only be filled by countless knockoffs of varying quality. Now, Nguyen has finally released a sequel called Swing Copters, because we were all really hurting for extra variations of this game concept.

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