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Qld Joins Game Developer Push With 15% Discount

The Queensland Government followed other states by opening its digital production incentive to game developers, offering a 15% discount to developers working in the state starting next year. Annastated on Tuesday by Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk, the move aims to support the local industry and attract interstate and international game developers and studios to Queensland. […]

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9 black league baseball stars who dominated the game

Until Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color line in 1947, professional baseball opportunities for black Americans were mostly limited to the black leagues. These leagues showcased impressive talent, from powerful hitters Buck Leonard and Josh Gibson to pitchers Satchel Paige and Joe “Smokey” Williams. Thirty-five Black League players have been inducted into the […]

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Valve brings consumers, not game developers, to arbitration

By J. Edward Moreno (October 26, 2021, 7:12 p.m. EDT) – Consumers pursuing antitrust claims against online gaming giant Valve must submit to the arbitration they agreed to when they started play, a Washington state federal judge ordered on Monday, but the judge allowed game developer Wolfire’s claims to continue in court. In a five-page […]

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Preserving the history of video games

by Rylan Louis Vanacore | published on October 20, 2021 IIt’s hard to imagine a time without video games. They have become an almost essential entertainment tool for people today. In recent years however, with many technological changes, people have asked what can we do to preserve yesterday’s games and culture for future generations? What […]

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Analogue Pocket has its own OS to “explore the entire history of video games”

The Analogue Pocket will get its own operating system when it launches later this year. Multi-system portable handheld video games from retro console maker Analogue will come with Analog OS, which the company calls a “scholarly and definitive operating system” that allows users to “explore, discover and play through the history of video games.” The […]

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The Lithuanian immigrant who started the first women’s college basketball game

Women’s sports were widely condemned in the 1890s. The founder of the modern Olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, called the activities “indecent”, and even cycling by women was called “vicious” by Atlantic, a prestigious journal. But the standards of the time did not deter a Massachusetts college physical education director, Senda Berenson, from hosting […]

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The 10 best skeletons in video game history

There is a surprisingly diverse range of characters when it comes to skeletons in video games. Nowadays, they are described as much more than just undead monsters. They can be allies, teachers, and heroes. They can become sullen, funny, witty, and even innocent. Of course, there are plenty of evil skeletons out there who are […]

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Ringing Colors: A Look at the History of the Bell Game in Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) — The Centennial High School Bulldogs and Central High School Wildcats will race onto the field at Dutch Clark Stadium Friday night to the roars of the crowd that have marked the occasion for decades in Pueblo. And football players participating in the 71st Bell Game have more than their win-loss record […]

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Squid Game plays in a harmful homophobic trope

Squid game spoilers follow. Squid game is not strange, not really. If that was the case, Seong Gi-hun would probably have bleached his hair blonde at the end instead of red. But that didn’t stop gay Netflix subscribers from craving Gong “slap me” Yoo or living for the giant robot doll who Vulture affectionately refers […]

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10 most powerful mythical rare cards in gaming history

As the oldest collectible card game of all time, Magic: The Gathering currently has over twenty thousand unique cards that players can use in their decks. Cards come in a variety of forms and in a variety of rarities. While when the game first launched in 1993 each booster came with a rare card, in […]