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Gamers gather for inaugural TwitchCon

The morning air wasn’t the only thing that was dank as crowds of streamers, gamers and hardcore memers clamored in front of San Francisco’s Moscone Center on Friday and Saturday, ready for the inaugural TwitchCon. Twitch, the company behind the eponymously named convention, is an online streaming service known for
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LGBT, feminist perspectives on video games at GaymerX conference

Everybody games There are a lot of preconceived stereotypes about gamer culture. Gamers are either geeky, anti-social, skinny teenage boys, or beefed-up, unnecessarily aggressive frat brothers. That’s not actually true. The actual gaming community is more like a diverse landscape of intersectional subcultures. GaymerX, a queer gaming conference that was held
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‘Sportsfriends’ unites friends in unique way

In the opening screen of “Sportsfriends,” the game prominently displays the quote, “No one on their deathbed ever said ‘I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer!’” At first, this may seem ironic, as “Sportsfriends” is technically a video game, but “Sportsfriends” has a magical ability to
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Nintendo fails to bring A-game in ‘Yoshi’s New Island’

Nintendo’s favorite green dinosaur lets gamers down in “Yoshi’s New Island,” though some may still love this simple and happy creature. In the game, Yoshi hurls eggs, swallows enemies and hums while kicking his cute red feet in midair. A popular misconception — there is not just one Yoshi, but
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Entering a battle of identities in ‘Infamous: Second Son’

“Infamous: Second Son” is the third major entry in the beloved “Infamous” franchise and the first entry of the franchise on the next generation. In the world of “Second Son,” superpowered people, or “conduits,” are targets of public hate and fear. As a result, the government steps in and forms
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