Gamers gather for inaugural TwitchCon

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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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Only ‘Dark Souls,’ no faint hearts, for RPG sequel

In the realm of video games, the genre of role-playing games is divided into two entities: the Japanese role-playing games, or JRPGs, and the Western role-playing games, typically referred to as RPGs. JRPGs are usually developed by Japanese studios and are much more story-focused than RPGs, while RPGs developed by
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‘South Park’ video game more than an elementary adaptation

“South Park: The Stick of Truth” might be the best TV-to-video-game adaptation ever made. Consistently humorous, matching the hilarity of the source material and well made, developer Obsidian Entertainment wisely uses the “South Park” origins to make a game that should please all players of varied familiarity with the Comedy
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FATEs arise in quests in version of ‘Final Fantasy XIV’

The “Final Fantasy” series has been around since 1987, and in that time, it has amassed role-playing gamers from all over the world to partake in its various epic storylines. With the introduction of “Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn,” the series returns to the massively multiplayer online (MMO) game
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