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  1. Who Are the Greatest Female Video Game Characters? Game/Show Has a List

    Game developers should probably watch this video. A few times.

    Jamin Warren from PBS Game/Show has some guidelines for what makes a strong female character in games (like them actually being playable!) and he's used those guidelines to make a list of his favorites of all time. Besides the list he also talks about the real problems behind lack of representation in games and other media. Check it out and let us know some of your favorite female characters in the comments.

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  2. PBS Game/Show Host Jamin Warren Asks If Net Neutrality Is Bad for Gamers

    Bad things tend to be bad for everyone, so yeah, probably.

    In the latest episode of PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren asks whether the end of Net Neutrality would be bad for gamers. It's a serious issue that could have ramifications for anyone who uses the Internet (see: Everyone) but Warren focuses on how it could affect gamers specifically. Take a look.

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  3. What Is the Future of Gaming, and What Does It Mean for the Future of Everything?

    Sadly, real life will probably go in a more Ender's Game direction than a Last Starfighter one.

    What's going to happen in the future of gaming? Of course, there will be amazing AI and virtual reality, which we can already see taking shape right now, but what about further down the line? Game/Show has some ideas about how the technology in the future of gaming will impact the future in general, because it's already kind of happening.

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  4. Could Dark Souls Be the Future of Storytelling in Gaming? [Video]

    Wow, am I the only one who has no problem with cutscenes?

    Jamin Warren of PBS Game/Show really hates cutscenes. Even when seamlessly integrated into the gameplay, cutscenes still remove all sense of agency and turn the player into a viewer instead. But is story even necessary? And can diagetic story-driven games like Dark Souls or Gone Home pick up the slack?

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  5. PBS Game/Show Looks at Why We Love and Hate NPCs

    Hey! Listen! Hey! Hey! Listen! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Listen! Listen!

    Non-Playable Characters (NPCs) in video games can often be some of the best (or worst) parts of games. Jamin Warren explains why we get so attached to these characters we can't play in the latest episode of his wonderful webseries PBS Game/Show. Who are some of your favorite NPCs of all time?

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  6. PBS Game/Show Explains How Zelda Exploits Your Nostalgia, but Maybe in a Good Way

    Find the Triforce of Nostalgia.

    Pretty much everyone loves The Legend of Zelda, right? Right. Of course they do; it's great. But, do we love it because Nintendo is playing to our sense of nostalgia? What is nostalgia anyway? Jamin Warren explains in the latest episode of PBS Game/Show and even answers questions from a Vegas hotel room.

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  7. Let Game/Show Tell You How Virtual Worlds Are Actually Pretty Real [Video]

    Especially if you're Captain N.

    If the world only exists to you as signals that your body sends to your brain, then how are virtual worlds all that different from the real world? Game/Show's new episode will show you why the difference between fake reality and real reality isn't as big as people would have you believe.

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  8. How Come Nobody’s Really Tried To Copy Minecraft Yet? [Video]

    Seriously, there should be, like, 20,000 shitty knock-offs by now.

    Okay, hear us out. Yes, ripping off ideas from other, better material is probably bad. But as PBS Game/Show points out, Minecraft is ridiculously popular among gamers and non-gamers alike, so you'd expect more post-Minecraft game developers to be borrowing from their success in a big way. So what gives?

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  9. PBS Game/Show Is Back and They’re Taking a Look at Gender-Bending in Games

    Is it weird to play as the opposite gender when given the option in a game?

    Not all games give you a choice of your character's gender, but some do. When given that choice, some people play as the opposite gender, and PBS Game/Show examines whether or not switching up your gender in a game is weird by examining the different reasons people choose to do it. As always, it's an interesting watch. Check it out.

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  10. PBS Game/Show Considers What Permadeath in Games Teaches Us About Life

    Game over, man. Game over.

    Death is permanent, but not in video games. Unless it's permadeath, which is kind of a novel concept in gaming. When your character dies, that's it. There's no reloading. Game over. Forever. In this week's Game/Show host Jamin Warren looks at what video game permadeath can teach us about life and actual death.

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