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For Gamers With Disabilities, Creative Controllers Open Worlds

An industrious community has for years devised workarounds to play video games. Microsoft’s new adaptive controller may allow even more people to play with their face, elbows and feet.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Disabilities, Microsoft Corp, Computer and Video Games, Xbox One (Video Game System


In China, This Video Game Lets You Be a Tiger Mom or a Driven Dad

Mete out love and discipline. Set ambitious goals. Endure a teenager’s first dates. Fans say the game Chinese Parents is a surprisingly poignant exercise in role reversal.
Tags: News, Education, Parenting, China, Amy, Chua, Computers and the Internet, Children and Childhood, Computer and Video Games, Chinese Parents (Video Game, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Book


Tech Fix: Are Your Children Racking Up Charges From Mobile Games? Here’s How to Fight Back

Parents are often surprised by unauthorized credit card charges. The culprit: Bait apps, which lure children into buying virtual junk online. Preventing these purchases isn’t easy, but it can be done.
Tags: Credit Cards, News, Mobile Applications, Children and Childhood, Computer and Video Games


‘Ellie’ Was a Rising Star in the Gaming World. Or Was She?

The strange saga of a fake female gamer and her encounter with the misogynistic world of e-sports.
Tags: News, E-sports, Ellie, Women and Girls, Computer and Video Games, Overwatch League, Overwatch (Video Game


A Real-World Battle Over Dancing Avatars: Did Fortnite Steal the Floss?

Three performers are suing the makers of the video game Fortnite, saying it is selling their dance moves without their permission. Can they win?
Tags: News, Dancing, Epic Games, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Computer and Video Games, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, Fortnite (Video Game, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc




Athletes Don’t Own Their Tattoos. That’s a Problem for Video Game Developers.

Sports video games strive for realism by closely replicating real-life players, but digitally reproducing their tattoos has led to court fights over ownership rights.
Tags: News, Tattoos, James, LeBron, 2K Games, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Computer and Video Games, Copyrights and Copyright Violations, Take-Two Interactive Software Inc


Ninja Would Like to Get Some More Sleep

Tyler Blevins, the multimillionaire face of Fortnite, is aiming for LeBron James-level of fame. He probably lost 300 subscribers while talking to us.
Tags: News, Lebron James, E-sports, Blevins, Fortnite, Computer and Video Games, Twitch Interactive Inc, Tyler (1991-, Tyler Blevins


Is Screen Time Bad for Kids’ Brains?

A study featured on “60 Minutes” is sure to alarm parents. Here’s what scientists know, and don’t know, about the link between screens, behavior, and development.
Tags: News, Brain, San Diego, National Institutes of Health, University Of California, Children and Childhood, Computer and Video Games, Violence (Media and Entertainment, 60 Minutes II (TV Program


The Future Is Bright for the Video Games of Yesterday

After the success of Nintendo’s two retro consoles, other developers are mining their vaults and resurfacing old games and hardware.
Tags: News, Nintendo, Sony Corporation, Nintendo Co Ltd, Shopping and Retail, Computers and the Internet, Computer and Video Games, Sega Corp


Red Dead Redemption 2 Is True Art

The season’s best blockbuster isn’t a TV show or movie. It’s a video game.
Tags: News, Red Dead Redemption 2, Computer and Video Games


You Don’t Just Watch These Narrative Masterpieces. You Play Them.

Red Dead Redemption 2, the new, wildly ambitious American blockbuster, is not a TV show or movie but a video game.
Tags: News, Red Dead Redemption 2, Computer and Video Games




He Helped People Cheat at Grand Theft Auto. Then His Home Was Raided.

A gamer in Melbourne has had his assets frozen in connection with a popular video game cheat. He’s one of many being sued by game companies worldwide, raising questions about copyright law and the policing of online civility.
Tags: Frozen, News, Media, Australia, United States, Melbourne, Rockstar Games, Epic Games, Computer Security, Assets, Computers and the Internet, Suits and Litigation (Civil, YouTube.com, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Computer and Video Games, Copyrights and Copyright Violations


Mario Segale, Developer Who Inspired Nintendo to Name Super Mario, Dies at 84

Mr. Segale rented a warehouse near Seattle to Nintendo in the company’s early days, and once berated its president about unpaid rent.
Tags: News, Nintendo, Seattle, Nintendo Co Ltd, Deaths (Obituaries, Computer and Video Games, Segale, Mario A (1934-2018


Tech Tip: How to Find the Video Games of Your Youth

The classics can take you back in time — and are probably easier to recapture than you think.
Tags: News, Web Browsers, Computers and the Internet, Computer and Video Games


Telltale, Acclaimed Maker of Story-Based Video Games, Lays Off Most of Its Staff

Telltale Games, which developed games with strong stories based on “The Walking Dead,” “Game of Thrones” and Batman, said that critical praise “did not translate to sales.”
Tags: News, Batman, Telltale Games, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Computer and Video Games


Playing Games Can Be Hard Work. So Can Choosing Which Ones to Display.

Marie Foulston is the curator of video games at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her first exhibition shows how games can break new ground.
Tags: Art, London, News, Museums, Victoria, Marie, Albert Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Computer and Video Games, Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt (Exhibit, Foulston, Marie Foulston


Too Many Chinese Children Need Glasses. Beijing Blames Video Games.

China’s Tencent and other video game companies saw their shares tumble as the government puts additional pressure on the industry.
Tags: News, China, Youth, Tencent, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Politics And Government, Children and Childhood, Computer and Video Games


Are Video Games Olympic Material? Some Boosters Say Yes

Competitive video gaming is an exhibition sport at the Asian Games and there’s a push to include it in the Olympics. But some are concerned about the violence.
Tags: News, Indonesia, Taiwan, International Olympic Committee, E-sports, Thomas, Bach, Computer and Video Games, Olympic Games (2022, Asian Games


E-Sports World Is Rocked by Deadly Jacksonville Shooting

A gunman who fatally shot two young men at a video gaming tournament in Florida appears to have targeted his fellow gamers, the authorities said.
Tags: Florida, News, E-sports, Murders, Katz, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Computer and Video Games, David (d 2018


In Jacksonville, the $1 Billion-a-Year World of E-Sports is Rocked by Gunfire

A gunman who fatally shot two young men at a video gaming tournament in Florida appears to have targeted his fellow gamers, the authorities said.
Tags: Florida, News, Jacksonville, E-sports, Murders, Katz, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Computer and Video Games, David (d 2018


Gunman at Jacksonville Video Tournament Targeted His Fellow Gamers, Police Say

The close-knit world of e-sports gaming has been traumatized by Sunday’s mass shooting.
Tags: News, Jacksonville, E-sports, Murders, Katz, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Computer and Video Games, David (d 2018


What You Might Not Know About E-sports, a $620 Million Industry

A fatal shooting in Florida on Sunday thrust e-sports, a young and growing industry, into the national spotlight.
Tags: Florida, News, E-sports, Murders, Computers and the Internet, Downloads and Streaming, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Video Recordings, Computer and Video Games


The Knicks Make It to the Finals — in an Alternate Reality

The N.B.A. 2K League is the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league.
Tags: News, Basketball, Ny, New York Knicks, Computer and Video Games, Long Island City (Queens


The Checkup: Let Kids Play

Doctors should prescribe playtime for young children, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
Tags: News, Parenting, Youth, Puzzles, American Academy of Pediatrics, Children and Childhood, Families and Family Life, Computer and Video Games


Richard Russell Stole a Plane in Seattle and Crashed It. How’d He Learn to Fly?

Flight instructors and aviation experts were split on whether video games and simulations could prepare someone to operate a real plane.
Tags: News, Seattle, Pilots, Russell, Alaska Air Group Inc, Richard Russell, Horizon Air, Airlines and Airplanes, Seattle (Wash, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Computer and Video Games, Richard B (d 2018


Richard Russell’s Flight Experience Before Stealing a Plane? ‘I Played Video Games’

Flight instructors and aviation experts were split on whether games and simulations could prepare someone to operate a real plane.
Tags: News, Pilots, Russell, Alaska Air Group Inc, Richard Russell, Horizon Air, Airlines and Airplanes, Seattle (Wash, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Computer and Video Games, Richard B (d 2018


Programming New York for Video Game Development

Can a city known as a media, film and television capital also become a hub for creating video games? Tax subsidies would help.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Computer and Video Games


A Non-Gamer’s Guide to Fortnite, the Game That Conquered All the Screens

It distracted classrooms all spring and reached 40 million users last month, before most parents and teachers had any idea what it was. We’ll help you catch up.
Tags: News, Epic Games, Computer and Video Games, Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3, Fortnite (Video Game