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Finding the Truth Between the Male Gaze and Female Empowerment in Video Game Heroines

The struggle of finding a space between genuine feminine expression and internalization of patriarchal expectation.

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World Health Organization Calls “Gaming Disorder” a Mental Health Issue

Are video games addictive? I'll let you know once I clear this next level.

Our moms were right: maybe you can get addicted to video games. At least that's what the World Health Organization is positing. WHO has announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health condition in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases.

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Smash Bros.’ Biggest Bug Appears to Be Back in Smash Bros. Ultimate

A new Smash Bros. game is generally cause for celebration, as one of Nintendo's biggest franchises, which is no surprise when it's a combination of all of their popular—and some not-so-popular—individual franchises. But for some players (myself included), it also means poring over every detail to see how the game is shaping up compared to previous versions.

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Exclusive: A Closer Look at Newest Green Planeswalker, Vivien Reid, and a Refresher on What the Colors of Magic Are

Magic: The Gathering is giving us another look at it's new Green Planeswalker, Vivien, but what do the colors of Magic mean?

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Waluigi Has Become the Unlikely King of E3 2018

With the big days of announcements behind us, we've seen most of what we're going to see at E3 2018, and gamers' opinions of what they saw are starting to coalesce—and somehow, against all odds, Waluigi is coming out on top.

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Women Loving Women are Taking over Your Games in The Last of Us 2 and Assassin’s Creed

The game trailers for 'The Last of Us 2' and 'Assassin's Creed' have gotten the gaming side of the Internet talking about what they represent for women and LGBTQIA+ representation.

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Nintendo Just Revealed the Ultimate Smash Bros. for Fans of All Kinds

Is Super Smash Bros. a fighting game or a party game? Is it best played in the most chaotic ways possible, or drilled down to its core as a competitive eSport? There are as many answers to questions like those as there are ways to play Nintendo's mashup brawler series, and the franchise's newest entry, on display during today's Nintendo Direct #3 edition, seems like a love letter to all the games' millions of fans.

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How to Watch Sony’s PlayStation Press Conference at E3 2018

E3 week is upon us, and the last few days already saw a few of the announcement-heavy (or announcement-light, in some cases) press conference events that kick off the show, including EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Square Enix, and Ubisoft. Tonight, Sony will get their shot, showing off all the latest and greatest games that we can expect for the PlayStation 4 in the near future and beyond.

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Square Enix’s E3 Presentation Leaves Audiences Asking: Is This It?

Truly, the "where's the beef?" of gaming.

Fans at E3 were looking forward to Square Enix's first presentation in three years and what they got was ... well ... it was something.

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Trailer for Jump Force Game Is Perfect Except for One Glaring Thing

During E3, many trailers were dropped and shall continue to fill our gamer hearts with glee (I'll believe Kingdom Hearts 3 is real when it's in stores) one that immediately made me jump for joy was the trailer for Jump Force a Dragonball, Naruto, One Piece crossover fighting brawl with one special shinigami thrown in.

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Fortnite Reportedly Coming to Nintendo Switch Tomorrow

Cross-platform battle royale phenomenon Fortnite's appearance on the Nintendo Switch has been long anticipated and, by now, rumored and leaked plenty, but Switch owners have been left with questions about their console's version, including its release date. Now, thanks to a data miner, it seems that the surprise has been blown.

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Exclusive: Meet the Newest Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker, Vivien Reid

Mary Sue readers get an exclusive look at the new Green Planeswalker from the upcoming Core Set 2019.

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EA Games Teases Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Battlefront II News at E3

May the force be with you and your gaming console.

Thanks to the folks at EA Games, there was no shortage of Star Wars gaming news at E3 this weekend. Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella announced that a new Star Wars game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, would be debuting at the end of 2019. “It takes place during the Dark Times when the Jedi are being hunted, So it’s gonna be spectacular.”

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Speaking of Problematic Favs, Trailer for Dead or Alive 6 Was Released and It Looks Goooood

It's been seven years, but the Dead or Alive franchise is back with a new trailer with some familiar faces.

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Everything You Need to Know About Nintendo at E3 2018

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3, kicks off next week on Tuesday, June 12, although Microsoft, Sony, and many other game companies have their big press demonstrations coming up as soon as Saturday, with Nintendo bringing up the rear in with its Tuesday time slot. Last but not least certainly applies here, though, with Nintendo pulling out all the stops to bring as many big games to its new Switch console as possible, as quickly as possible. Here's everything you need to know.

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What Are the Weird, Never-Before-Seen Pokémon the Internet Is in Love With?

Video game news is working itself up to fever pitch right now as E3 2018 approaches, with pre-show game announcements accompanied by the usual surge of leaks, leaving everyone to wonder just what we have left to see during the actual show. (Still probably a lot.) For the second year in a row, we got some pre-E3 Pokémon news out of Nintendo, including several new game announcements, but fans' imaginations have been captured instead by the series' past—a part of it that never happened.

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Twitch Streamer Anne Munition Puts Her Harassers on Blast in Viral Video

Why are so many men threatened by women gamers?

It's hard out here for a girl who wants to game. Just ask Twitch streamer Anne Munition, who has more than 335,000 followers on Twitch and about 33,000 subscribers on YouTube. Anne was playing Rainbow Six Siege, and as soon as her co-players heard her voice they began verbally abusing her. No stranger to gaming abuse, she posted a video on her Twitter that immediately went viral, with over half a million views and thousands of comments.

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Please Will Someone Explain Fortnite to Me

What it Fortnite? A video game where people fight each other, I think. "Battle Royale" is in its title so I'm gonna go with that. I'm not sure how it distinguishes itself from all of the other video games where people fight each other, but wow, everyone seems really into this particular fighting.

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Heads Up, D&D Fans, You’re Gonna Want to Check Out This 3-Day Livestreamed Extravaganza

Starting tomorrow, an all-star cast of comedians, actors, and well-known online players are coming together for The Stream of Many Eyes, a three-day D&D extravaganza.

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Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Has Passed Away at 81

Atari co-founder and grandfather of video gaming Ted Dabney has passed away at the age of 81. The electronic engineer was one of the co-creators of Pong, and was instrumental in the creation of video arcade game culture. Dabney was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late 2017, and chose not to undergo treatment.

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