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A Beautiful Music Video Is Buried at the End of This Obscure Video Game

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Only a video game released exclusively in Japan would reward its players with a spare, sleek, utterly delightful ode to color and sound.
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Living Cancer

The Scariest Video Game Villain Of All: Cancer

Thursday, March 26, 2015

After a couple lost their young child to cancer, they found comfort in an unexpected place: by making a video game about their son.

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Schoolbook

OPINION: Conversations Offline Prevent Shaming Online

Monday, December 29, 2014

Teens who debated online about a violent video game found they faced many of the same issues raised by the game itself.
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On The Media

#39 - Little Sh*ts

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Alanah Pearce is a video game reviewer who gets harassed a lot online. But recently she learned something about her harassers that gave her a new way to deal with them.
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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pot-smokers in Williamsburg seem blasé about the new marijuana laws. Your boss is not an idiot. There are college scholarships for video gaming. Here are a few of the week's top stories.

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New Tech City

9 Video Games for Grown Ups

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Not all video games are blood and gore. This list will introduce you the nuanced, mature side of the art form. 

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New Tech City

Varsity Video Gamers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Meet the first ever team of 'e-athletes' playing video games on a college scholarship. 

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, November 14, 2014

Older women are flocking to video games. A public radio host ran for Congress. We learned what an oculus is. These are a few of this week's top stories, all in one playlist.

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New Tech City

Video Games Meet Middle Age Emotions

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Less blood and guts, more heart and soul. The first generation of video gamers are facing middle age with no plans to put down the controller. So the games are growing up too. 

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Studio 360

What Is Gamergate?

Friday, October 31, 2014

A backlash against feminist critics of videogames has led to threats of murder. Where is the hate coming from?

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On The Media

Sanity on Ebola, Money and Midterms, & #GamerGate

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition, "dark money" in midterm elections, and demystifying #GamerGate. 

On The Media

Ask Leah

Friday, October 24, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 

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New Tech City

Containing Disease Like They Did in This Video Game

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Governments need to be able to predict how outbreaks spread and grow. But that's not so easy. Here's how one bizarre and totally accidental video game incident made the modeling smarter.

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On The Media

#38 - Ask Leah

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Leah Reich was a 24-year old writing for a video game website who accidentally became Advisor-in-Chief to thousands of lonely teenaged boys. Including reporter PJ Vogt. 
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The Takeaway

The 'Call of Duty' Creator Now Advises on Real Warfare

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The popularity of the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops among members of the military is one reason the game's writer is now a real life adviser for a prominent policy think tank.

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On The Media

Looks Like Amazon is Going to Buy Twitch

Monday, August 25, 2014

A billion dollars would buy a lot of Pokemon games. 
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Studio 360

At MIT, an Ethics Class for Inventors

Friday, July 18, 2014

A class led by two researchers at MIT’s Media Lab asks students to take imaginary technologies from sci-fi classics and turn them into real inventions. Will they miss the point of cautionary tales like Blade Runner or Neuromancer?

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Studio 360

The SimCity of Tomorrow

Friday, July 18, 2014

One of the longest-running and most successful video game franchises, SimCity, draws on current trends to imagine life in a simulated future. In its latest iteration, gamers have a choice between building rich but polluting industry and investing in green technology. You might be surprised which one is more popular.

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Studio 360

Walkthroughs Turn Video Games into a Spectator Sport

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Why do millions of gamers hit YouTube to watch other people play video games?

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