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  1. Etrian Mystery Dungeon Is Fun and Less Scary Than You Think

    I’m a noob to the Etrian Odyssey role-playing games, aka Super Hardcore Dungeon Mode, but I’ve played Mystery Dungeon before. I didn’t know what could be cuter than little Pokémon running around colorful dungeons until I saw Etrian Mystery Dungeon—miniature landsknechts, protectors, and runemasters brandishing tiny daggers and wands.

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  2. 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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  3. [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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  4. Weekend Getaway: Famaze

    Featuring games you can finish in one weekend!

    There are few things more satisfying than exploring a dungeon. There’s just something about delving into musty and mysterious caves, smashing goblin faces and looting treasure chests that has been putting smiles on our faces for decades.

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  5. 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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  6. There Will Never Be a New Sailor Moon Video Game in the U.S. and Here’s Why

    It seems a Bandai Namco representative by the name of Tak Miyazoe made some remarks last weekend at a press event suggesting there is sudden interest in a new Sailor Moon video game.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Weekend Getaway: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

    Featuring games you can finish in one weekend!

    These days there is no shortage of great games available on Android and iOS, but things were completely different just a few years ago. Before console and PC games were regularly ported to tablets and indie developers spent resources making beautiful games specifically for mobile platforms, the App and Play stores were even more dominated by frowning fowl and sickly sweet matching games than they are today. Then came Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.

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  10. 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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  11. Daniel Radcliffe May Play the Creator of Grand Theft Auto in a Film About Banning Video Game Violence

    So, pal, what's the source of conflict this time?

    Grand Theft Auto, a game known for its violence and adult nature, generated a lot of news a while back when a Miami lawyer was trying to ban video game violence and decided to make GTA his target. That dispute is the inspiration for a movie with the same name and the protagonist most likely by none other than Daniel Radcliffe.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Weekend Getaway: Telltale Games’ Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent

    Featuring games you can finish in one weekend!

    If Gravity Falls and Fargo met at a bar one night, got some drinks - ya know, really hit things off - and decided to go home and make beautiful love, the miraculous baby that they birthed 9 months later would… Well that beautiful child would be too perfect to exist in our reality. Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent from Telltale Games is the next best thing.

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  15. 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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  16. Ladies Made Some Pretty Rad Games At Microsoft & Code Liberation’s Women’s History Month Game Jam

    For the whole weekend on March 28th and 29th, women programmers, artists, musicians, and individuals curious or passionate about game development have stepped up to the challenge to make a game in less than 48 hours at New York City’s Microsoft building.

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  17. 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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  18. Bad Gamer Part 6: What Happens If You Play Through Dragon Age: Inquisition Like A Total Jerk?

    After consulting the council (thanks everyone who voted!), I decided it's best to side with the Templars—or, at the very least, to ask them for their help.

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  19. [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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  20. New Feminist Frequency Video Is The First In Their New “Positive Female Characters” Series

    As much as it's important to call out the things that are wrong with representation in gaming, it's equally important to uplift the people who are doing things right. In this first episode of Feminist Frequency's new Positive Female Characters series, they look at the awesomeness of the Scythian, the protagonist of Capybara Games’ 2011 release Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.

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