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Blizzard, NetEase Game Partnership in China to End

Blizzard, NetEase Game Partnership in China to End

By Zen Soo | Nov 18, 2022

American game developer Blizzard Entertainment said Thursday it will suspend most of its game services in mainland China after current licensing agreements with Chinese game company NetEase end.

Twitter Reminds Us that Pokémon is in Fact Very Queer

Twitter Reminds Us that Pokémon is in Fact Very Queer

By Andrea Marks Joseph | Sep 10, 2022

After a Twitter debate ensued about LGBTQ+ representation the Pokémon franchise, we're breaking down some of queerest elements from the anime series and video games.

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Deal Gets Global Scrutiny

Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Deal Gets Global Scrutiny

By Matt O'Brien and Kelvin Chan | Sep 2, 2022

Microsoft's plan to buy video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion could have major effects on the gaming industry, transforming the Xbox maker into something like a Netflix for video games.

Fun Multiplayer Games to Check Out with Your Friends

Fun Multiplayer Games to Check Out with Your Friends

Aug 25, 2022

In this article, we'll recommend a few different multiplayer games that are perfect for playing with friends, both online and offline!

'Stray' Cat Video Game Brings Some Benefits to Real Cats

'Stray' Cat Video Game Brings Some Benefits to Real Cats

By Thalia Beaty | Aug 4, 2022

The virtual hero from the video game sensation "Stray" doesn't just wind along rusted pipes and decode clues in a seemingly abandoned city. The daring orange tabby is helping real world cats as well.

Famous Types of Retro Games

Famous Types of Retro Games

Jul 20, 2022

Ever since the technology existed to make it possible there have been video games — dating back as far as 1952.

'Sims' Game Expands Sexual Orientation Options in Update

'Sims' Game Expands Sexual Orientation Options in Update

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 18, 2022

The free update for "Sims 4" will make it easier for players to create Sims that better reflect their own sexual orientation and romantic/sexual attraction.

EA Sports and FIFA End Partnership, both Eye New Video Games

EA Sports and FIFA End Partnership, both Eye New Video Games

May 11, 2022

Licensing rights for the game earn FIFA about $150 million annually — the single biggest commercial earner in its expected $7 billion total revenue from 2019-2022.

Wordle Answer Changed to Avoid Fraught Word, NY Times Says

Wordle Answer Changed to Avoid Fraught Word, NY Times Says

By David Bauder | May 10, 2022

The New York Times moved swiftly to change Monday's answer to its daily Wordle puzzle out of fear that it would be seen as some sort of commentary on the debate over abortion rights.

Ms. Pac-Man Clears Path to World Video Game Hall of Fame

Ms. Pac-Man Clears Path to World Video Game Hall of Fame

May 6, 2022

More than 40 years after blazing a trail for female video game characters, Ms. Pac-Man was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Is 'Pokémon Unite' Machamp Now a Leather Daddy?

Is 'Pokémon Unite' Machamp Now a Leather Daddy?

Mar 21, 2022

The Nintendo Switch game "Pokémon Unite" changed the skin for one of its characters and social media went wild with its response.

Sims LGBTQ+-Inclusive Game Pack Won't be Censored...or Available in Russia

Sims LGBTQ+-Inclusive Game Pack Won't be Censored...or Available in Russia

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 10, 2022

A new game pack for The Sims 4 won't be censored to remove lesbian-themed content. But it also won't be sold in Russia, thanks to that country's notorious "No Homo Promo" law.

Netflix Games: Does It Make Sense to Pivot to Gaming?

Netflix Games: Does It Make Sense to Pivot to Gaming?

Jan 4, 2022

As time has gone by, it appears that Netflix Games may not be the smartest business decision the business had made in its relatively short life cycle.

Netflix Games: Does It Make Sense to Pivot to Gaming?

Netflix Games: Does It Make Sense to Pivot to Gaming?

Dec 16, 2021

Netflix already has ludicrous deals lined up with Nintendo and online casino developers.

Watch: 12-Year-Old Calls Out Fellow Gamer's Homophobia

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 22, 2021

A 12-year-old is going viral for taking a stand against homophobia in gaming and being an example of LGBTQ allyship we all need.

Epic Games Appeals Ruling in Lawsuit Alleging Apple Monopoly

By Tom Krisher | Sep 13, 2021

Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition.

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

By Kate Gray | Sep 4, 2021

The gaming industry is the latest big business to face a diversity reckoning, with independent creators and publishers advocating for LGBTQ inclusion.

Watch: 'Rainbow Six Siege' Latest Game to Feature Trans Character

Watch: 'Rainbow Six Siege' Latest Game to Feature Trans Character

Aug 20, 2021

LGBTQ+ representation in gaming has taken another step forward with the introduction of a transgender operator in Ubisoft's "Rainbow Siege Six" — the company's first trans character.

Video Games Coming to Netflix? Latest Hiring Offers a Clue

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 16, 2021

Netflix has hired veteran video game executive Mike Verdu, signaling the video streaming service is poised to expand into another fertile field of entertainment.

Gucci Digitally Outfits Gen Z in Metaverse Foray with Roblox

By Colleen Barry | Jun 9, 2021

Anyone whose virtual alter ego is wandering around the Roblox online game platform these days might run into other avatars sporting Gucci handbags, sunglasses or hats.

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