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Sony Sponsors Game Dev and Tech Bootcamp for Girls

Sony is partnering with the Liverpool Girl Geeks organization to sponsor their 6-week tech Bootcamp for girls. The Bootcamp is for girls ages 11-14, and is held at Liverpool’s Studio School. The weekly sessions cover a wide range of…
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Survey: Breaking Down What Genre Of Video Games Women Play

Quantic Foundry, a video game consultant agency, is digging into the often quoted statistic that half of all gamers are women. Often this stat is quoted as either a way to show how far the industry has come, or…
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Overwatch’s Next Seasonal Event Celebrates the Chinese New Year

Hard on the heels of Overwatch‘s successful and fun Winter Wonderland event, Blizzard has announced their newest Seasonal Event called the Year of the Rooster. There was a lot of speculation that Overwatch would be doing a Valentine’s Day…
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Steam Removes Art of Stealth After Developer Posts Fake Reviews

Valve has officially taken the game Art of Stealth down from Steam, after they say the developer created fake accounts to post multiple good reviews of their game, which has been getting a lot of bad reviews. Cohen has…
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Gary Gygax’s Life Gets The Graphic Novel Treatment

Gary Gygax, one of the founders and creators of Dungeons and Dragons, will have his life immortalized in a graphic novel. The graphic novel, Rise of the Dungeon Master, is a collaboration between David Kushner, author of Masters of Doom,…
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Awesome Games Done Quick Raises $2.2 Million For Charity

Awesome Games Done Quick is an organization that attempts speedruns of games to raise money for charity. They raised a record-breaking $2,218,115.30 for the AGDQ 2017 event, and all that money will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This year’s…
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Everything You Need to Know About the Nintendo Switch, Including Pre-Order Information

Nintendo finally appeased all of us by releasing major details like the price, release date and battery life of their newest console, the Switch. We now know that the Switch will officially be released on March 3, 2017. The initial…
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Games for Change Offering $10K Prize For Game About Migration

Games for Change, in partnership with the Migration Policy Institute, is offering a $10,000 prize for games about migrant and refugee issues. The challenge is for designers to submit their game ideas that address the problems that immigrant populations…
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The Sims 4 Gets Spooky With Vampires Game Pack

Get your spooky cape out, because Sims 4 is releasing a Vampires Game Pack January 24, 2017. Players will be able to create their own vampire characters, which will all have supernatural powers. The vampires have their own special…
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2017 IGF Award Nominees Include Hyper Light Drifter, Virginia, Inside

The Independent Games Festival has announced their nominees for their 2017 IGF Awards, with Virginia, Hyper Light Drifter, and Inside snagging multiple nominations apiece. IGF sifted through more than 650 entries this year. Those games were parceled out to…
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Applications Open for Amplifying New Voices Video Game Workshop

Amplifying New Voices is a full-day workshop that focuses on hands-on training for applicants from diverse backgrounds. The workshop takes place right before the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco. ANV’s goal is to cultivate and train applicants in how…
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Nintendo Announces “In-Depth” Look at Switch Games

Nintendo will be airing a Treehouse Live segment specifically about Nintendo Switch games. The livestream will be following Nintendo’s Switch Press Conference, and it will begin at 9:30 a.m. EST. Nintendo announced the Treehouse Live livestream via a tweet,…
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Blizzard is Finally Fixing Roadhog’s Physics-Defying Hook

Blizzard is finally fixing Roadhog’s hook. Currently, the hook can grab heroes through walls, through the payload, through other players. And sometimes when you’re hooked, you get pulled next to Roadhog instead of pulled right in front of him,…
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Hearthstone Devs Nervous About Making Community Videos For Fear Of Harassment

Hearthstone’s Senior Game Designer Ben Brode has been making some “Designer Insights” videos for the last few months, but the community is hungering for more. In the wake of questions about the “Designer Insights” videos, Brode took to Reddit…
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Steam Announces Top 100 Sellers from 2016

Valve has announced the 100 games that made the most money on Steam in 2016. While Steam didn’t specify how much each game made, they did rank them in tiers, with the highest placing in Platinum, then down to Gold,…
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Blizzard’s Diablo 20th Anniversary Celebration Reaching Across All Games

Blizzard is gearing up to celebrate Diablo’s 20th birthday on December 31, 2016. Blizzard wants all of their players to be in on the fun, so they’ve created special content for all of their games. For Diablo III players,…
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Pixelmage Games Cancelling Hero’s Song, Company Offering Full Refunds

Pixelmage Games is closing up shop after cancelling their debut open world rogue-like fantasy game, Hero’s Song. The company said the early access title just didn’t sell enough or generate enough interest. The company was founded in October 2015…
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Frog Fractions 2 Found After Two-Year Search

Frog Fractions 2 has finally been found. The game was found by a group called the Game Detectives after an extensive two-year search. After following tons of clues, they discovered the game inside of Glittermitten Grove. Frog Fractions 2…
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Australia Fines Valve $2.1 Million Over Lack of Refund Policy

An Australian Federal Court handed down the maximum fine to the Valve Corporation, after the court found that Steam was breaching their Australian Consumer Laws by not having a refund policy, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The reason…
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Overwatch Developer Update Teases New Champs, New Maps and Custom Game Matchmaking for 2017

Blizzard recently posted their Overwatch Year in Review Developer Update, but while Game Director Jeff Kaplan did go over the successes of 2016, he focused heavily on what’s coming in 2017. Right now, unlike most multiplayer first person shooters, Overwatch…

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