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No Man’s Sky Releases Huge Free Update With New Game Modes and Fixes

No Man’s Sky has just released a major update for the game, in what the developers say will be the first of many free updates to come. It’s called the Foundation Update and it includes base building, new game modes,…

Twitch Chat Study Confirms Female Streamers Often Face Objectification

A group of researchers from the Indiana University Network Science Institute analyzed more than 70 million chat messages posted to 200 female streamers’ channels and 200 male streamers’ channels on Twitch. They were specifically looking to see if chat messages…

151 Games Bundled To Raise Money For ACLU and Planned Parenthood

Itch.io has gathered together 151 games including Gone Home, Proteus, and Catlateral Damage, and packaged them together in a bundle, called A Good Bundle, that will benefit the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. Unlike many bundles which let you pay…

Desert Bus for Hope’s 10th Annual Charity Gaming Marathon Breaks Record

Desert Bus For Hope, which is an organization that streams to raise money for the charity Child’s Play, broke their previous fundraising record and raised an amazing $693,880.29. Every year the team gets together to stream the game Desert…

Australian College Announces $500K in Gaming and Film Scholarships, Half of the Slots Saved for…

CG Spectrum College in Melbourne, Australia has just announced that they will have a half a million dollars worth of scholarships to give to applicants for their gaming and film related majors. Students who apply will be able to…

CATastrophe Bundle Is Here To Fulfill Your Cat Game Needs

Bundle Stars is currently selling a CATastrophe Bundle full of 11 cat-themed Steam games. The site promises that this “fur-nomenal” lineup of games are all about 96% off retail price and all of the games have at least an…

Star Wars Clue Has You Attempting To Escape A 3D Death Star

Have you ever said to yourself, “Self, I love Clue, but I just wish it was more Star Wars-y.” Well Hasbro heard your thoughts and they have delivered. There is now a Clue: Star Wars Edition. Unlike the original…

Ubisoft Patching Out Particularly Explicit Genitalia in Watch Dogs 2 After Player Banned for Sharing…

Ubisoft is speaking up after a player got banned for sharing a screenshot of an NPC’s genitalia using the PlayStation Network. The screenshot showed a dead woman on the sidewalk with her crotch visible. There was never any secret…

10th Annual Desert Bus For Hope Gaming Charity Marathon Gets Driving

The 10th annual Desert Bus for Hope charity gaming marathon is underway. It consists of people volunteering to play Desert Bus, an incredibly monotonous video game, for hours and hours and hours, all in support of raising money for…

Gamers for Planned Parenthood Organizes 24-Hour Charity Stream on Inauguration Day

As the date of Donald J. Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20 as President of the United States, many people are feeling helpless, afraid and despondent. They fear for their rights and for the future of America, including the potentially devastating possibility…
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Dungeons & Dragons Inducted into National Toy Hall of Fame

The Strong Museum of Play announced their 2016 inductees for the National Toy Hall of Fame, and Dungeons & Dragons made the list alongside Fisher-Price Little People and swing. Dungeons & Dragons was published way back in 1974, as…
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War Child Charity Teams Up with Game Developers For Armistice Day Fundraiser

War Child, a UK charity that  supports children affected by conflicts, is teaming up multiple developers to raise money for their first ever Armistice Day Fundraiser. The whole idea is to encourage peaceful gameplay and to help children who…

Horror RPG Bluebeard’s Bride Has Players Embody Different Aspects of The Bride

Bluebeard’s Bride, which is currently on Kickstarter, is a new horror pen and paper RPG based on the creepy fairy tale from which the game takes its name. Players take on the different aspects of the bride’s psyche as…

Neko Atsume Soon To Be A Live Action Film

The Japanese cat collecting game called Neko Atsume will now be made into a live-action film. The iOS and Android game’s main mechanic was purchasing gifts and expanding your yard to try to attract more cats. According to Siliconera, the…

Pokémon Go’s Update Brings Good and Bad Changes

Pokémon Go’s latest update is tweaking some of the bonuses that you get in the game in regards to gyms and catching Pokémon. Niantic detailed the changes in a post about the patch. Basically, trainers will get a bonus for…
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Big Changes Coming to Overwatch, Including Arcade Mode and Play of the Game

Overwatch is getting a new play mode, named Arcade mode, which Blizzard announced at BlizzCon 2016. According to Polygon, Arcade mode is replacing Weekly Brawl, but more than just replacing it, it will offer a ton of different kinds…

New York Times Publishes Voter Suppression Trail Video Game in Op-Docs Section

The New York Times has published a browser game on their website’s Op-Docs section called The Voter Suppression Trail. Reminiscent of The Oregon trail, it follows voters on a sometimes arduous journey to the polls. The game, developed by GOP Arcade, has…
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PS4 Pro Will Have More Than 30 Optimized Titles At Launch

The PS4 Pro launches Thursday, November 10th, and a lot of gamers were wondering just how many games would fully utilize the new 4K resolution and boosted power of the system. Well the European PlayStation Blog has answered with…

Valve Mandates Actual Screenshots, Not Concept Art On Steam Store

Valve’s newest update to Steam, called Discovery Update 2.0, is still a few weeks away, the company says. But they notified developers of some new guidelines that they will need to follow. Now games in the Steam marketplace will…

Living Computer Museum Adds Lab Area For Hands-On Learning

The Living Computer Museum in Seattle has now changed its name to the Living Computers: Museum + Labs, to showcase their new focus on not just teaching history, but also teaching development skills. They are adding a whole new…

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